Cyber Security - Incident Response Handler

Location: Washington DC, DC
Date Posted: 11-08-2017
Visual Soft, Inc is seeking qualified  candidates to work on our efforts with a Prime for their end customer, a federal agency.
Position:  Cyber Security - Incident Response Handler   (US Citizenship is a MUST)
Location: US Courts (Washington, DC, next to Union Station metro)
Salary: up to $125k/yr+ or $70/hr on w-2 with no benefits and no 401k  based on qualifications, experience and certifications
Shift time:
3PM to 11:30 PM, Monday - Friday (SHIFT 2)
  • 5+ years of progressively challenging experience
  • Be able to deploy nationally to respond to a critical incident within 2 hours of notification when on-call status
  • Understands the Incident Response cycle and work processes
  • Report, analyze, coordinate, and respond to any event or cyber incident for the purpose of mitigating any adverse operational or technical impact.
  • Extract meaningful info from technical reports and convert to documentation or summary reports that clearly conveys issues/status to leadership.
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of courses of action (COAs) that focus on containment, eradication, and recovery. Ensures the acquisition and preservation of data required for tactical analysis, strategic analysis, and/or LE investigations.
  • Ensure the timely response to cyber incidents through appropriate technical and operational channels in a way that promotes an accurate, meaningful, and comprehensive understanding of the cyber incident throughout its life cycle.
  • Effectively contain events and incidents and isolate systems to minimize any damage or impact to judicial information networks, systems, data, and services.
  • Safely acquire and preserve the integrity of data required for cyber incident analysis to help determine the technical/operational impact, root cause(s), scope, and nature of the cyber event or incident
  • Provide an effective and comprehensive response that includes the recovery of any affected systems and the return to a fully functioning, secure, operational state for all services and systems.
  • Identify lessons learned to help improve infrastructure component protection strategies and cyber incident handling procedures to prevent a recurrence of the cyber event or incident.
  • Understand patterns of activity and trends to characterize the threat and direct protective and defensive strategies
  • Sometimes intelligence and technical information may come from sources unique to the CND environment, including sources outside the agency. Consequently, extensive coordination can be required with the US-CERT, LE/CI organizations, the IC, industry partners, and critical infrastructure such as electric power supply system providers, telecommunications backbone providers, transportation management systems providers, etc.
  • Document all findings and coordinating activities through the ticket tracking system HEAT. Any response actions taken may also be part of this documentation including preliminary response actions, first responder actions, or actions taken to preserve and protect incident artifacts, evidence or chain of custody.
  • Forensics knowledge is useful, but this is not a Forensics Analyst role.  It is more like a Cyber Intel Analyst under Army and US Air-force.
**No travel or parking reimbursement for working on site***
Education Requirement:  Bachelor’s degree, preferred but NOT required
Clearance requirement:  U.S. Citizenship is required.

Standard Benefits:
Our standard benefits include: Our standard benefits include 3 weeks of Paid time off (PTO that includes sick leave). Any unused PTO will be issued as a check at the end of an employee's anniversary with us. we also provide 2 floating and 8 public holidays. Floating and holidays expire at the end of every year of service of an employee. In addition, company will cover 50% of health and dental insurances only for all full time employees, however, dependents can be added at extra cost. Employee's health and dental coverage becomes effective after 30 days or first of the month after an employee completes initial 30 working days, we cover 50% for the employee's health and dental insurances.  Dependents coverage for health and dental insurances is available as an out of pocket expense for employees. An employee has to finish all of your paper work for health and dental in the first 30 days of your employment with us. We provide STD, LTD and one time salary equivalent of life insurance at NO cost to all full time employees. All full time employees or w-2 employees with no benefits will be eligible to participate in company's 401k program after 90 days of employment with a company match of 4%, immediate vesting.  In addition,  all w-2 employees are eligible to be part of company's profit sharing, no employee contributions required.
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