Helm Point Solutions is seeking skilled computer forensics specialists in support of a contract in Springfield, VA. 

The Security IT/Forensic Investigator investigates suspected instances of waste, fraud and abuse; data spills; and network penetrations of the customer's information systems. The investigator uses a variety of forensics and intrusion detection tools to conduct forensic examination activities including assisting in the analysis of various types of network, computer and technology devices which may contain digital evidence. The selected candidate will provide computer incident and violation response support, and will participate in technical meetings and working groups to address issues related to computer security, protection against malware, and other vulnerabilities. The selected candidate will also investigate alerts identified by various security appliances and review audit logs to determine if an incident has occurred. The candidate will use best practices to document and preserve digital evidence for legal proceedings.

CLEARANCE REQUIRED: TS/SCI based on an SSBI within the past two years. 

SECURITY IT/FORENSICS INVESTIGATOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Establish and maintain a malware analysis laboratory.
  • Recommend hardware, software, and develop policies and procedures to investigate malware incidents for the entire customer network. 
  • Facilitate the maintenance of the information systems security posture for customer.
  • Perform computer security functions.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of malware security awareness products and briefings.
  • Participate in technical meetings and working groups to address issues related to malware security and vulnerabilities.
  • Collaborate with the customer, team members consisting of computer security investigators and forensic analysts and other internal and external organizations to facilitate a premier malware program.
  • Prepare, write and present reports and briefings as required.
  • Thoroughly investigate instances of malicious code to determine attack vector and payload, and to determine the extent of damage and data exfiltration. Provide detailed report of findings.
  • Conduct reverse-engineering for known and suspected malware files.
  • Develop analysis and make recommendations for the purchase of hardware that will mitigate malware intrusions.
  • Develop analysis and make recommendations for the purchase of software that will mitigate malware intrusions.
  • Ensure hardware and software documentation meets compliance with prevailing Federal Governing directives for IT systems.
  • Identifies risks to computer systems and makes recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Recommendations will be verbally to senior level staff and in writing with the audience being customer key stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain throughout the system lifecycle.
  • Provide guidance to affect security of architecture while conducting movement of resources.
  • Providing training to team members as necessary.
  • Computer security incident handling.
  • Computer forensics using EnCase Forensics and EnCase Enterprise.
  • Configuration and use of HBGary products to include Responder, Digital DNA and Recon.
  • Hands on usage of network analysis tools such as wireshark and tcpdump.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

All applicants must have an active TS/SCI clearance and agree to undergo a Polygraph examination to be considered for this position. Minimum 5 years of technical experience working in a client/server environment. The applicant should have knowledge in the proper use of computer forensics and security compliance tools, and experience conducting network based incident investigations. The applicant should have experience with Guidance Software toolsets to include EnCase Forensics and EnCase Enterprise, and have demonstrated understanding of client/server architecture and TCP/IP protocols. The applicant should have knowledge of modern Windows Server platforms and desktop operating systems. The applicant should have experience maintaining "chain of custody" by following standard rules of digital evidence. The candidate should have an in-depth working knowledge in DOD and IC intelligence regulations, be familiar with intelligence oversight principles, must possess superior writing and briefing skills, and be capable of providing polished analysis documentation.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: BA/BS in Engineering, Computer Science or related science field preferred. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in computer science, software engineering, information security fundamentals or general IT. Additional relevant experience in lieu of degree may be considered.

Desired Skills: Minimum 5 years of technical experience working in a client/server environment. Have knowledge in the proper use of computer forensics and security compliance tools, and experience conducting network based incident investigations. Experience with Guidance Software toolsets to include EnCase Forensics and EnCase Enterprise, and have demonstrated understanding of client/server architecture and TCP/IP protocols.  Knowledge of modern Windows Server platforms and desktop operating systems. Experience maintaining "chain of custody" by following standard rules of digital evidence. Possess in-depth working knowledge in DOD and IC intelligence regulations, be familiar with intelligence oversight principles, must possess superior writing and briefing skills, and be capable of providing polished analysis documentation

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