Full Job Description
Edgewater Federal Solutions is a privately held government contracting firm located near Frederick, MD. The company was founded in 2002 with the vision of being highly recognized and admired for supporting customer missions through employee empowerment, exceptional services, and timely delivery. Edgewater is ISO 9001, 20000-1, 27001 certified, appraised at CMMI Level 3 Maturity for Development and Services, and has been named in the Top Workplaces in the Greater Washington Area Small Companies for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.
Edgewater Federal Solutions is currently seeking a Cybersecurity Incident Response Analyst - Senior to provide support to an Edgewater Federal government contract.
Understanding of Enterprise Network Architectures to include routing/switching, common protocols (DHCP, DNS, HTTP, etc.), and devices (Firewalls, Proxies, Load Balancers, VPN, etc.)
Recognize suspicious activity/events, common attacker TTPs, perform logical analysis and research to determine root cause and scope of Incidents
Drive implementation and improvement of new tools, capabilities, frameworks, and methodologies
Instill and reinforce industry best practices in the domains of incident response, cybersecurity analysis, case, and knowledge management, and SOC operations
Promote and drive implementation of automation and process efficiencies
Familiarity with Cyber Kill Chain and ATT&CK Framework and how to leverage in Security Operations
Provide guidance and mentorship to improve analyst skill sets and ensure delivery of high-quality analysis and work products
Establish trust and business relationships with customer and other relevant stakeholders
Analyze malicious code, packet capture files, and artifacts.
Identify gaps in logging capabilities and develop and propose strategies to fill gaps.
Identify and propose automated alerts for new and previously unknown threats.
7-10 Years Technical experience
All Senior Incident Response Analyst candidates shall have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or related field PLUS 4 years of experience in incident detection and response, malware analysis, or cyber forensics.
Demonstrated understanding of the life cycle of cybersecurity threats, attacks, attack vectors and methods of exploitation with an understanding of intrusion set tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).
Familiarity or experience in Intelligence Driven Defense, Cyber Kill Chain methodology, and/or MITRE ATT&CK framework.
Expertise of Operating Systems (Windows/Linux) operations and artifacts
In-depth knowledge of each phase of the Incident Response life cycle
Familiarity with Cloud concepts and experience performing monitoring and responding to threats in Cloud environments
4+ years of supervising and/or managing teams
5+ years of intrusion detection and/or incident handling experience
Strong experience with Splunk and/or FireEye (or similar tool)
Advanced knowledge in planning, directing, and managing Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) and/or Security Operations Center (SOC) operations for a large and complex Enterprise
Significant experience supervising and leading employees of various labor categories and technical skill levels in efforts similar in size and scope to a mature Security Operation
Mature understanding of industry accepted standards for incident response actions and best practices related to SOC operations.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create technical reports based on analytical findings.
Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
Deep technical understanding of core current cybersecurity technologies as well as emerging capabilities.
Hands-on cybersecurity experience (Protect, Detect, Respond and Sustain) within a Computer Incident Response organization including prior experience performing large-scale incident response.
CISSP and SANS GCIH or GCIA required upon start
Must be a US Citizen with the ability to pass a security clearance background investigation
Ability to work on occasional weekends, off-hours, and holidays.
In addition to specific security clearance requirements, all Department of Homeland Security SOC employees are required to obtain an Entry on Duty (EOD) clearance to support this program.