• Network Threat Specialist, Mid-Level

    Location US-MD-Ft. Meade
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/20/2018 9:43 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Cyber Security
  • Overview

    WOOD is currently hiring a Network Threat Specialist, Mid-level to join our team in the Ft. Meade, MD area. The Network Threat Specialist will analyze, map, protect and discover vulnerabilities, intrusions and threats in a computer network systems. 




    • Performing opposing cyber force functions using state of the art penetration and threat tools
    • Designing, demonstrating, developing, implementing, and updating exploitation or protection methods and recommending mitigation strategies and techniques
    • Evaluating multiple operating systems, network configurations, network architectures and topologies for potential technical and/or operational vulnerabilities. Efforts also include:
      • Analyzing network transports and application layer packets and identifying packet details
      • Identifying anomalies at the packet level and developing signatures to support various collection platforms
      • Demonstrating proficiency with common network protocols and analysis tools, specifically Wireshark (Ethereal)
    • Performing each phase of cyber activity tracking; conducting network reconnaissance to detect the presence of unexpected behavior, identifying anomalous activity, categorizing and tagging intrusive activity
    • Performing network intrusion incident response and network attack characterization and reconstruction
    • Identifying signatures, attack scenarios, attacker profiles, and other relevant information to enhance Customer's knowledge of the adversary and the techniques employed
    • Performing in-depth technical analysis with the goal of determining what the intruder did or attempted to do, where they came from, how they got in, their motivation, and anything else that can be learned from analyzing the intrusion data to include:
      • Developing techniques for the identification and analysis of malicious activity
      • Understanding the development of SNORT signatures or similar intrusion detection syntax
      • Determining the extent of malware's capabilities, how to detect it and to assess its impact on affected systems
    • Conducting real world, near real time, monitoring, analysis and reporting.
    • Utilizing tools (in-house, freeware, commercial) and analytical techniques to determine the levels of severity and potential mission impact of anomalous behavior.
    • Writing scripts/tools to develop an analysis capability to include:
      • Applying basic analytic methods such as computer programming, (JAVA, Perl, C, etc.) and debugging programs
      • Developing technical techniques and processes
    • Reviewing log files, Access Control List (ACL), network Intrusion Detection System (IDS) records and host IDS records for evidence of pre-intrusion activity
    • Characterizing methods with respect to resources and capabilities required or risks of detection and attribution
    • Discovering methods of protecting specific networks, computer systems or specific hardware or software
    • Independently conducting comprehensive analysis on all types of forensics microcomputer and computer media. Efforts also include:
      • Forensically analyzing magnetic and optical media using forensic software applications
      • Conducting forensic examination of computer-related equipment, including network devices
      • Analyzing and interpreting technical data
    • Participating in team building research efforts, and sharing analytical techniques and research methodologies


    *All Candidates must have a TS/SCI clearance with a Polygraph

    • Shall have a minimum of six (6) continuous years of work experience in network and vulnerability analysis, or a combination of a minimum of three (3) continuous years of work experience in network and vulnerability analysis and a Bachelor’s degree in an applicable (math, science, computers, engineering) field
    • Work experience shall include three (3) years of IC experience in network and vulnerability analysis
    • Tool implementation experience
    • Currency in penetration tools and techniques is required
    • Must have experience with Kali Linux
    • Hands on experience supporting security assessments, RED/BLUE Teams, and/or Penetration Testing in Windows and UNIX/LINUX environments
    • Experience in three or more of the following areas: network reconnaissance to identify devices and protocols, information gathering from network devices and hosts, vulnerability analysis based on information discovered in network reconnaissance nd information gathering, auditing and exploiting web vulnerabilities, analyzing and manipulating network packets. Password Attacks. Sniffing and Spoofing, exploiting vulnerabilities identified in the assessment phase
    • Experience writing reports based on results of security testing and analysis
    • Hands on experience working in a virtual environment to include installing and configuring networks preferred
    • Experience as opposing forces in an exercise or training event preferred
    • hands on experience working in a virtual environment to include installing and configuring networks preferred
    • Hands on Experience in Windows and UNIX/LINUX environments using a variety of tools such as Metasploit, DNSwalk, Wireshark, Nmap, Armitage, Aircrack, Burp Suite, Routersploit, Firewalk, Cuckoo, Dumpzilla, Bluesnarfer and exploitdb
    • ExperiCNDe in IA/CND (Protect/DeSusCyberpond/SusCyber with Cyber Security
    • Experience performing high-volume analysis of logs, network and NetFlowudea, NetFlowude NetFlow, PCPA, XFlOW, HBSS, ACAS, along SIEM other SIEM-specific artifacts
    • Demonstrated knowledge of network threats, attacks, and other methods of exploitation, and the ability to develop Tactics,PTTPsduress, PTTPsdures (TTPs) to mitigate, deter, and respond
    • Working knowledge of KALI Linux and the KALI tool suite preferred

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    Preferred Tools/CertificationsIDA Pro, MEnCaseoit, EnCase, Cain antOllydebughn tOllydebug, HBSSdebug, HBSS, GSEC, GCIA, GPEN, GCFW, GCFA, CORE Impact, Certified basic dParabenordia Parabenor, Paraben



    WOOD Consulting Services is headquartered in Fulton, Maryland with an office in Washington, DC. WOOD embraces a simple philosophy… take care of our people and they will take care of our customers. We seek to hire and retain high caliber-talent to meet the needs of our customers with excellent services. For over 20 years, WOOD has followed that philosophy and built a reputation as reliable mission-enablers helping U.S. agencies achieve mission success.


    WOOD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.



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