Abile Headquarters

Cyber Security Forensic Analyst, Senior/AS&W Hunt Analyst

Job Locations US-VA-Springfield
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/2/2021 5:48 PM)
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Abile Group has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Cyber Security Forensic Analyst, Senior/AS&W Hunt Analyst supporting an Intelligence Community Customer. 


The right candidate will possess the below skills and qualifications and be ready to handle all responsibilities independently and professionally.


  • Provides intelligence driven hunt missions as well as real-time threat intelligence derived from hunt operations.
  • Leverages advanced knowledge of adversarial technical tradecraft and tactics of compromised throughout hunt operations and provides countermeasure support to quickly counter malware threats to the enterprise.
  • Augments detection and protection offered by current security solutions and existing security team.
  • Investigates and advises on threat activity targeting the environment.
  • Researches and identifies new and emerging threats and responds to incidents undetected by existing defenses.
  • Fuses disparate data sets into usable indicators for threat hunters to conduct operations.
  • Analyzes large data sets and unstructured data for the purposes of identifying trends and anomalies indicative of malicious activity.


Clearance Required: TS/SCI with CI poly


Degree and Years of Experience:

  • 5+ years of relevant cyber security experience in IT Security, Incident Response or network security with strong knowledge working in a Security Operations Center
  • BA/BS degree is required OR an additional 6 years of relevant work experience in lieu of degree
  • 3+ years’ experience with the incident response process, including detecting advanced adversaries, log analysis using Arcsight, ELK or similar tools, and malware triage.
  • 3+ years’ experience with creating automated log correlations in Arcsight, ELK or a similar tool to identify anomalous and potentially malicious behavior


Required Certifications:

  • CNDSP-A (GCIA, GCIH, or CEH) or CNDSP-IR (GCIH, CSIH, or CEH) certification required
  • IAT Level II (GSEC, Security+, SSCP, or CCNA-Security) certification required

Desired Skills: 

  • Strong analytical and investigation skills & active threat hunting and adversary tracking.
  • Working knowledge of security architectures, devices and threat intelligence consumption and management.
  • Working knowledge of root causes of malware infections and proactive mitigation.
  • Working knowledge of lateral movement, footholds, and data exfiltration techniques.
  • Experience with Netflow or PCAP analysis.
  • Track record of creative problem solving, and the desire to create and build new processes.
  • Experience and knowledge of packet flow, TCP/UDP traffic, firewall technologies, IDS technologies, proxy technologies, and antivirus, spam and spyware solutions.
  • Convert intelligence into actionable mitigation and technical control recommendations.
  • Knowledge of the underlying logic that security alerts are built upon and apply them when analyzing raw logs and creating new dashboards and alerts.
  • Knowledge of typical behaviors of both malware and threat actors and how common protocols and applications work at the network level, including DNS, HTTP, and SMB.
  • Strong time management and multitasking skills as well as attention to detail as we well as strong collaborative skills and proven ability to work in a diverse team of security professionals.
  • Experience with one or more scripting languages (e.g., Python, JavaScript, Perl)
  • Experience with computer exploitation methodologies

About Abile Group, Inc.

Abile Group, Inc. was formed in July 2004 to partner with the Intelligence Community and their Contractors in the areas of Enterprise Analytics & Performance Management, IT & Systems Engineering and Program & Project Management. We have significant experience with the Federal Government and are an EDWOSB dedicated to our employees and clients.  We are looking for high performing employees who enjoy providing advice and guidance along with solutions development and implementation support, crafted by combining industry best practices with the clients’ subject matter experience and Abile’s breadth of expertise. 

EEO Statement

Abile Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  Anyone requiring reasonable accommodations should email careers@abilegroup.com with requested details.  A member of the HR team will respond to your request within 2 business days. 


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