Cytech Services
  • Government
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • 125000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Employee medical, dental, and vision paid 100%

CyTech Services has an immediate need for a senior Host-based Systems Analyst - Level IV to support the DHS HIRT program. The ideal candidate for this job will be an experienced information security practitioner who is goal-oriented and strives to exceed expectations.


This position requires experience in providing leadership and vision in incident handling, response, and analysis. Must be hands-on and have intimate knowledge and experience in cybersecurity, incident response, and analysis; digital forensics; security vulnerabilities/weaknesses and related attacks; network security issues and encryption technologies; management of lab environments to include flyaway kits.

Job Description - Location: Arlington VA
Uses leading edge technology and industry standard forensic tools and procedures to provide insight into the cause and effect of suspected cyber intrusions; and
Follows proper evidence handling procedures and chain of custody protocols; and
Produces written reports documenting digital forensic findings; and
Determines programs that have been executed, finds files that have been changed on disk and in memory; and
Uses timestamps and logs (host and network) to develop authoritative timelines of activity; and
Finds evidence of deleted files and hidden data; and
Identifies and documents case relevant file-system artifacts (browser histories, account usage and USB histories, etc.); and
Creates forensically sound duplicates of evidence (forensic image) to use for data recovery and analysis; and
Performs all-source research for similar or related network events or incidents; and
Possesses skill in identifying different classes of attacks and attack stages; and
Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities; and
Knowledge in proactive analysis of systems and networks, to include creating trust levels of critical resources.

Assists with leading and coordinating forensic teams in preliminary investigation
Plans, coordinates and directs the inventory, examination and comprehensive technical analysis of computer related evidence
Distills analytic findings into executive summaries and in-depth technical reports
Serves as technical forensics liaison to stakeholders and explains investigation details to include forensic methodologies and protocols
Tracks and documents on-site incident response activities and provides updates to leadership throughout the engagement
Evaluates, extracts and analyzes suspected malicious code
Assists Federal leads with overseeing and leading forensic teams at onsite engagements by coordinating evidence collection operations
Provides technical assistance on digital evidence matters and forensic investigative techniques to appropriate personnel when necessary
Writes in-depth reports, supports with peer reviews and provides quality assurance reviews for junior personnel
Supports in overseeing forensic analysis and mentoring/providing guidance to others on data collection, analysis and reporting in support of onsite engagements


10+ years host investigations or digital forensics 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 host-based investigations or digital forensics experience.


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