Native American Industrial Solutions, LLC (NAIS)

Network-based Systems Analyst (Level I, II, III and IV)

Security Analyst in Washington, DC

Posted 2019-05-20
Description

Network-based Systems Analyst Level I, II, III and IV

(We are in the late stages of a proposal for a cybersecurity contract (Hunt and Incident Response Team services) and are looking to identify potential candidates. The job will not be active until late 2019, early 2020.)

Core Competencies:
•Knowledge of Computer Network Defense policies, procedures, and regulations
•Knowledge of defense-in-depth principles and general attack stages with respect to network security architecture
•Ability to characterize and analyze network traffic to identify anomalous activity and potential threats to network resources
•Identify and analyze anomalies in network traffic using metadata
•Reconstruct a malicious attack or activity based on network traffic
•Examine network topologies to understand data flows through the network
•Knowledge of network device integrity concepts and methodologies
•Skill in preserving evidence integrity according to standard operating procedures or national standards

Level I (Possess GCIA) (Minimum 3 years network investigations experience with a High school diploma; or a Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or related discipline, and with a minimum 1 year of network investigations experience) Proficiency at level II includes all core competencies in addition to the following:
•Monitor external data sources to maintain currency of Computer Network Defense threat conditions
•Perform analysis of log files from a variety of sources (e.g., network traffic logs, firewall logs, intrusion detection system logs, DNS logs) to identify possible threats to network security
•Receive and analyze network alerts from various sources within the enterprise and determine possible causes of such alerts
•Track and document Computer Network Defense incidents from initial detection through final resolution

Level II (Possess GCIA, GCIH, and GNFA) (4-6 years network investigations experience with a High school diploma; or a Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or related discipline, and with 2-4 years of network investigations experience) Proficiency at level II includes all skills defined at level I in addition to the following:
•Collect network intrusion artifacts (e.g., domains, URI’s, certificates, etc.) and use discovered data to enable mitigation of potential Computer Network Defense incidents.
•Analyze identified malicious network activity to determine weaknesses exploited, exploitation methods, effects on system and information
•Collect network device integrity data and analyze for signs of tampering or compromise
•Assist with real-time CND incident handling (i.e., forensic collections, intrusion correlation and tracking, threat analysis, and advising on system remediation) tasks to support onsite engagements

Level III (Possess GCIA, GCIH, and GNFA) (7-9 years network investigations experience with a High school diploma; or a Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or related discipline, and with 5-7 years of network investigations experience) Proficiency level III includes all skills defined at level II in addition to the following:
•Assist the Government lead in coordinating teams in preliminary incident response investigations
•Assist the Government lead with interfacing with the customer while onsite
•Determines appropriate courses of actions in response to identified and analyzed anomalous network activity
•Assess network topology and device configurations identifying critical security concerns and providing security best practice recommendations
•Assist with the writing and publishing of Computer Network Defense guidance and reports on incident findings to appropriate constituencies

Serves as technical expert and liaison to intra-organizational components and leadership
Level IV (Possess GCIA, GCIH, and GNFA) (10+ years network investigations experience with a High school diploma; or a Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or related discipline, and with 8+ years of network investigations experience) Proficiency at level IV includes all skills defined at level III in addition to the following:
•Assist the Government lead in performing command and control functions in response to incidents
•Coordinate with and provide expert technical support to enterprise-wide Computer Network Defense technicians with respect to resolving incidents
•Serve as technical expert and liaison to the intelligence community (IC) and law enforcement personnel explaining incident details as required
•Conducts peer reviews and supports quality assurance activities for junior personnel
•Supports with overseeing technical analysis and mentoring/providing guidance to others on data collection, analysis and reporting in support of onsite engagements

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