Host Based Systems Analyst Lead 2 | Systems Analyst

at Abbtech Professional Resources
Location Arlington, VA
Date Posted January 8, 2022
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Host Based Systems Analyst 2

Location: Arlington, VA

Clearance: An existing TS/SCI Clearance is required, existing DHS Suitability is desired

The Host Based Systems Analyst Lead requires proficiency and proven capability in the below areas:

Core Competencies

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

Additional Requirements

  • Assists with leading and coordinating forensic teams in preliminary investigation
  • Plans, coordinates and directs 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
  • Acquires/collects computer artifacts (e.g., malware, user activity, link files, etc.) from systems in support of onsite engagements
  • Assesses evidentiary value by triaging electronic devices
  • Correlates forensic findings with network events to further develop an intrusion narrative
  • When available, collects and documents system state information (running processes, network connections, etc.) prior to imaging
  • Performs incident triage from a forensic perspective to include determination of scope, urgency and potential impact.
  • Tracks and documents forensic analysis from initial involvement through final resolution
  • Collects, processes, preserves, analyzes and presents computer related evidence
  • Coordinates with others within the Government and with customer personnel to validate/investigate alerts or other preliminary findings
  • Conducts analysis of forensic images and other available evidence and drafts forensic write-ups for inclusion in reports and other written products
  • Assists to document and publish Computer Network Defense guidance and reports on incident findings to appropriate constituencies


BS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Systems Engineering or related degree. Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree level education.

Desired Certifications: - GCFA, GCFE, EnCE, CCE, CFCE, CISSP

ABBTECH is an EOE/Minorities/Women/Disabled Individuals/Veterans

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