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Response Analyst

Ft. Huachuca, ArizonaPEAK Technical Staffing USA


We are looking for an experienced information/network system security specialist with knowledge of DoD information, and network system administration requirements.  Must be a hands-on incident response specialist reporting to the cyber security lead or manager. Selectee is responsible for responding to information system security incidents and must be an experienced cyber security and information assurance specialist with demonstrated experience and ability to do the following:

  • Handles security incidents in partnership with other support organizations to counteract malicious activity detected on the network.
  • Conducts both Internet and conventional research to complete technical analysis and testing.
  • Researches security incidents using complex technical and analytical tools and methods to protect customer information systems and networks.
  • Develops, validates and implements methods and tools that support Computer Network Defense Service Provider Program (CNDSP) operations in support of the customer's mission.
  • Investigates security incidents using approved tactics, techniques, tools and procedures.
  • Recommends response actions due to security incidents.
  • Develops and publishes security incident reports.
  • Performs risk analyses which also includes risk assessment.
  • Provides daily supervision and direction to staff.
  • Knowledgeable of Security/Information Assurance (IA) products such as PKI, VPN, firewalls, and intrusion detection and prevention systems.
  • Travel to other countries may be required.
  • Provides daily supervision and direction to staff.
  • Other duties as documented in the Statement of Work (SOW).

Experience and Skills:

  • Must have a Top Secret SCI. IT or technical BS degree in computer science, information systems, or related technical degree, required.
  • Information security related disciplines are preferred.
  • Incident Response
  • Over eight (8+) years of information/network system experience in DoD or comparable US Government security management experience as a vendor to the US Government or as a US Government employee.
  • Demonstrated experience with incident response consistent with DoDD O-8530.1; NIST 800 series, specifically, NIST 800-61, Rev2 Computer Security Incident Handling Guide and NIST 800-86 Guide to Integrating Forensic Techniques into Incident Response and any other controls and tools (e.g. Hercules VMS, SCCM, HBSS, McAfee and Symantec antivirus) that are applicable to information and network system security.
  • Must be familiar with networking hardware and software; including routers, switches, firewalls, and TCP/IP.
  • Ability to use analysis tools and develop testing procedures.
  • Superior knowledge of computer operations and hacker techniques and exploits.
  • Ability to analyze data from various sources and draw conclusions regarding past and future cyber incidents.
  • Demonstrated experience with establishing security controls to protect information systems and application of open- and closed-source resources consistent within the industry.
  • Specific experience in monitoring, evaluating, and interpreting vulnerabilities, CVEs, remedies, mitigation measures, techniques for escalation, social engineering tactics, phishing techniques, and performing vulnerability assessments.

At least one (1) certification from IAT Level II and one (1) from the CNDSP category of the following companies is required:

  • (ISC)2, SANS Institute, CompTIA, Cisco Systems, Software Engineering Institute (SEI) or the EC-Council.
  • Information Assurance Technician Level II (IAT II)
  • System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
  • GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
  • Security+ CE
  • CCNA-Security
  • Computer Network Defense Service Provider (CNDSP) Analyst
  • System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
  • GIAC Certified Incident Analyst (GCIA)
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)
  • CNDSP Infrastructure Support
  • System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)
  • CNDSP Incident Responder
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)
  • CERT - Certified Computer Security Incident Handler (CSIH)
  • GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
  • CNDSP Auditor
  • GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Preferred Skill-Sets:

  • Strong report writing skills.
  • Customer service skills training.