• Intrusion Detection Engineer, Mid-Level

    Location US-MD-Ft. Meade
    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/2/2018 11:46 AM)
    Job ID
    N-1511
    # Positions
    1
    Experience (Years)
    6
    Category
    Cyber Security
  • Overview

    This effort requires personnel who can analyze, map, protect or discover vulnerabilities, intrusions and threats in computer network systems. In addition, personnel will have a working knowledge of forensic media analysis, perform in-depth diagnostic analysis of computer and network intrusions, determine if modifications have been made to a suspect system(s) and the vector by which that modification occurred.

    Responsibilities

    • 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)
    • Determining the threat to U.S. networks of interest posed by adversarial systems, activities or operations.
    • 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. Efforts also include:
    • 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

    Qualifications

    *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 support 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.
    • Shall have demonstrated analytic ability to perform technical analysis for exploitation of an identified activity that is of an unknown or suspicious origin, competence with relevant Computer Network Operations (CNO) and SIGINT tools and databases used for the customer mission, and communications skills that include the ability to provide formal documentation of analysis and/or research results.
    • Shall be considered a SME in one or more fields appropriate to Intelligence Analysis or Computer Networking technologies, and be able to serve as a SME for working groups and meetings with partner organizations/agencies.
    • Shall have demonstrated expertise in analyzing intelligence information and technical data, analyzing exploitation opportunities, documenting information and processes, gathering intelligence information of an identified activity through SIGINT and/or other intelligence disciplines, Internet, and other research means, interpreting analytical results, writing and editing skills at a technical/professional level, and managing internal and external customer relations.
    • Shall have demonstrated skills working through the SIGINT and/or other intelligence disciplines' production processes, to include tasking, researching, processing, reporting, and disseminating of collection, information, or final products.
    • Shall demonstrate the ability to understand and interpret technical data through knowledge of technologies and topologies.
    • Must have experience with Malware and forensic Analysis Tools, Network Analysis Tools, SIGINT Development Suite (Xkeyscore, DNIPresnter, DX), Corporate data stores, prototype development, and end-to-end analysis of intrusions into information systems. 

    Required Tools/Certifications: Wireshark/Ethereal, Nessus, Snort, tcpdump, tcp wrapper, IDS (various), ISS scanner, eEye digital vulnerability scanner, <forensics work at host, network, or software levels>, <penetration testing work>, <malware, spyware, botnet work>, GCFIH, CNDA, DoD Forensic examiner, DoD Media Collector, Security+,  Nmap, SSCP, Cisco CCNA ( and other Cisco related network certs),  Network+, Net Impact

     

    Preferred Tools/CertificationsIDA Pro, MetaSploit, EnCase, Cain and Abel, John the Ripper, Ollydebug, HBSS, GSEC, GCIA, GPEN, GCFW, GCFA, CORE Impact, DoD certified basic digital media collector, Paraben

      

    WOOD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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