Cyber Forensics Analyst 4

About ARSIEM CorporationAt ARSIEM Corporation we are committed to fostering a proven and trusted partnership with our government clients.  We provide support to multiple agencies across the United States Government.  ARSIEM has an experienced workforce of qualified professionals committed to providing the best possible support.As demand increases, ARSIEM continues to provide reliable and cutting-edge technical solutions at the best value to our clients.  That means a career packed with opportunities to grow and the ability to have an impact on every client you work with. ARSIEM is looking for a Cyber Forensics Analyst. This position is remote, with business travel as needed. Personnel will be required to live in the Continental US and work core hours (Eastern Standard Time) to support one of our Government clients in Arlington, VA.


  • Perform event correlation using information gathered from a variety of sources within the enterprise to gain situational awareness and determine the effectiveness of an observed attack.
  • Assesses network topology and device configurations identifying critical security concerns and providing security best practice recommendations
  • Collects network intrusion artifacts (e.g., PCAP, domains, URIs, certificates, etc.) and uses discovered data to enable mitigation of potential incidents
  • Collects network device integrity data and analyzes for signs of tampering or compromise
  • Analyzes identified malicious network and system log activity to determine weaknesses exploited, exploitation methods, effects on system and information
  • Tracking and documenting on-site incident response activities and providing updates to leadership through executive summaries and in-depth technical reports
  • Planning, coordinating and directing the inventory, examination and comprehensive technical analysis of computer-related evidence
  • Serving as technical forensics liaison to stakeholders and explaining investigation details

Minimum Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience and BS Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering or related degree; or HS Diploma and 10+ years of host or digital forensics or network forensic experience
  • 8+ years of directly relevant experience in cyber forensic and network investigations using leading-edge technologies and industry-standard forensic tools
  • Experience with reconstructing a malicious attack or activity
  • Ability to characterize and analyze network traffic, identify anomalous activity/potential threats, and analyze anomalies in network traffic using metadata
  • Ability to create forensically sound duplicates of evidence (forensic images)
  • Able to write cyber investigative reports documenting forensics findings
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of:
  • Experience with identifying different classes and characterization of attacks and attack stages
  • Experience with CND policies, procedures and regulations
  • Experience with proactive analysis of systems and networks, including creating trust levels of critical resources
  • Experience with system and application security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Experience with network topologies, Wi-Fi Networking, and TCP/IP protocols
  • Experience with Splunk (or other SIEMs)
  • Experience with Vulnerability scanning, assessment and monitoring tools such as Security Center, Nessus, and Endgame
  • Experience with MITRE Adversary Tactics, Techniques and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK)
  • Must be able to work collaboratively across physical locations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and proficiency with the following tools and techniques:
  • Experience with EnCase, FTK, SIFT, X-Ways, Volatility, WireShark, Sleuth Kit/Autopsy, and Snort
  • Experience with EDR Tools: Crowdstrike, Carbon Black, Etc
  • Experience with Carving and extracting information from PCAP data
  • Experience with Non-traditional network traffic: Command and Control
  • Experience with Preserving evidence integrity according to national standards
  • Experience with Designing cyber security systems and environments in a Linux environment
  • Experience with Virtualized environments
  • Experience with Conducting all-source research
  • Desired Certifications: GCFA, GCFE, EnCE, CCE, CFCE, CEH, CCNA, CCSP, CCIE, OSCP, GNFA
Clearance Requirement: This position requires an Active Secret clearance (TS/SCI eligible) and the ability to obtain Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Entry on Duty (EOD) Suitability. Candidate Referral: Do you know someone who would be GREAT at this role? If you do, ARSIEM has a way for you to earn a bonus through our referral program for persons presenting NEW (not in our resume database) candidates who are successfully placed on one of our projects. The bonus for this position is $10,000,  and the referrer is eligible to receive the sum for any applicant we place within 12 months of referral. The bonus is paid after the referred employee reaches 6 months of employment.ARSIEM is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.

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