Northrop Grumman Cyber Incident Analyst Responder 2/3 in Arlington, Virginia

Do you desire a patriotic role and the chance to defend our nation's cyber infrastructure? Do you enjoy learning about new technologies and how they can be used to provide cutting edge services to our customers? If so, then look to join the Northrop Grumman Mission Systems team.

The Cyber Incident Analyst Responder 2/3 position will be located in Arlington, VA. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Position Description:

  • Perform analysis on hosts running on a variety of platforms and operating systems, to include, but not limited to, Microsoft Windows, Mac Operating System (OS), UNIX, Linux, as well as embedded systems and mainframes.

  • Monitor open source channels (e.g. vendor sites, Computer Emergency Response Teams, SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security (SANS) Institute, Security Focus) to maintain a current understanding of Computer Network Defense (CND) threat condition and determine which security issues may have an impact on the enterprise.

  • Perform analysis of log files from a variety of sources (e.g., individual host logs, network traffic logs, firewall logs, and intrusion detection system logs) to identify possible threats to network security.

  • Leverages tools including Tanium, FireEye suite, GRR, Volatility, SIFT Workstation, MISP, and/or Bro as part of duties performing cyber incident response analysis.

  • Track and document CND hunts and incidents from initial detection through final resolution.

  • Collect intrusion artifacts (e.g., source code, malware, and Trojans) and use discovered data to enable mitigation of potential CND hunts and incidents within the enterprise.

  • Perform forensically sound collection of images and inspect to discern possible mitigation/remediation on enterprise systems.

  • Perform real-time CND hunt and incident handling (e.g. forensic collections, intrusion correlation/tracking, threat analysis, and direct system remediation) tasks to support deployable Hunt and Incident Response Teams (IRTs).

  • Write and publish CND guidance and reports (e.g. engagement reports) on incident findings to appropriate constituencies.

  • Receive and analyze network alerts from various sources within the enterprise and determine possible causes of such alerts.

  • Utilizes data analytics tools including Splunk to make sense of machine data in performing responsibilities.

  • Correlate incident data to identify specific vulnerabilities and make recommendations that enable expeditious remediation.

  • May be required to travel up to 25% of time.

Basic Qualifications - To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below. This requisition may be filled at either a level 2 or 3.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology (IT) or other related technical field and a minimum of 2 years' experience required for the level 2 role.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology (IT) or other related technical field and a minimum of 5 years' experience required for the level 3 role.

  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI is required. In addition, selected candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a favorably adjudicated DHS background investigation (EOD) for continued employment.

  • Familiar with network analytics including Netflow/PCAP analysis.

  • Understanding of cyber forensics concepts including malware, hunt, etc.

  • Understanding of how both Windows and Linux systems are compromised.

Preferred Qualifications - Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Current active DHS SCI and EOD.

  • Experience using Splunk for system data analytics and monitoring strongly preferred.

  • Experience performing cyber forensics, malware analysis, cyber hunt, etc. strongly preferred.

  • A professional certification such as GCFA, GNFA, GREM, or GCIH is highly desirable.

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