Program Description: Serves as a Senior Cyber Threat Hunter and Researcher in support of a major federal client. This organization provides services that analyze and produce enhanced cyber security and threat intelligence information to include threats and potential threats to the customer’s information and information systems; provides timely and relevant technical analysis to assist with mitigating cyber threats confronting the Department; supports evaluation, implementation, and operations of tools/technologies used in advanced analysis. Responsible for the delivery of written and oral briefings to stakeholders and community partners across the Foreign Affairs community.
The Cyber Threat Hunter and Researcher will support the customer’s overall cyber threat analysis efforts. Performs advanced analysis of adversary tradecraft, malicious code, and Advance Persistent Threat capabilities. Analyzes computer, communication, network security events and exploits to determine security vulnerabilities and recommend remedial actions. Conducts forensic, malicious code, and packet-level analyses to develop comprehensive technical reports stepping through complete reverse engineering of incidents. Recommends countermeasures based on the identified techniques, tactics, procedures, and behavior patterns used by adversaries. This role is also responsible for developing alert criteria to improve incident response capabilities; as well as, contributes to development, writing, and reviewing of SOPs.
Candidate should possess experience with and knowledge of cyber threat and/or intelligence analysis. Candidate should have proven expert written and oral communication skills to include experience with executive-level presentations. Candidate should have knowledge related to the current state of cyber international relations, adversary tactics, and trends. Candidate will possess the ability to work quickly, and a willingness to complete ad hoc, time sensitive assignments.
Candidates MUST possess an active secret clearance and be eligible to obtain a Top Secret.
Certifications Desired: GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst (GCFA), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Encase Certified Examiner (ENCE)
General Experience: 5-7 years of experience advanced technical analysis with increasing responsibilities. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills.
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