Senior Cyber Security Analyst - Incident Response - NIR

Company:
Federal Reserve Bank
Location:
New York, NY
Job Type:
Posted:
6/12/2013

Job Description

Area Overview:*** * The National Incident Response Team (NIRT), a national service provider for the Federal Reserve System, delivers effective and efficient national intrusion detection, incident response, security intelligence, threat assessment, and vulnerability assessment services for the Federal Reserve System. The mission of the National Incident Response Team is to play a leading role in the Federal Reserve Systems efforts to protect is information systems against unauthorized use. * Top technical skills required for the job: Analyze and manage cases until closure; this includes investigating and recommending appropriate corrective actions for cyber security incidents; and communicating with the implementation staff responsible or taking corrective actions. Strong knowledge of enterprise incident response and forensic processes. Exceptional analytical, critical thinking and decision making skills. * Job Description: * As a member of the NIRT, this individual will provide incident response services to the FRS and Treasury.* These services include managing complex tracking and data analysis tasks in order to identify computer attacks and probes as they occur, and being responsible for all technical aspects of national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) operations including intrusion detection, new incident tracking, documentation, analytical investigation, problem closure and future security threat countermeasures. The individual will also complete projects and tasks on an as needed basis, and interact directly with FRS technical and business customers located across the United States. Required Skills: Analyze and review cases until closure; this includes investigating and recommending appropriate corrective actions for cyber security incidents; and communicating with the implementation staff responsible or taking corrective actions. Be able to provide technical analysis and direction of forensic investigations. Ability to understand strategic objectives and vision, and work towards those goals. Good communication skills, analytical ability, strong judgment and leadership skills, and the ability to work effectively with clients and IT management and staffs. Participate in or lead customer and partner facing meetings and projects, including those that involve technical topics or technical service delivery. Comprehensive understanding of networking protocols and infrastructure designs; including routing, firewall functionality, host and network intrusion detection systems, encryption, load balancing, and other network protocols. Carry out post mortem analysis on logs, traffic flows, and other activities to identify malicious activity. Ability to obtain and maintain National Security Clearance. * * * Preferred Skills: Reverse engineer and analyze binaries, files, and other malicious attack artifacts. Knowledge of Linux and Microsoft Windows Server or other operating systems. Knowledge of, and experience with, TCP/IP protocol and packet analysis. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Associate (ISC)2 certified/qualified or ability to actively work towards obtaining certification. GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) or demonstrated skills and ability to obtain certification. * Education/Certifications: Bachelor degree in Computer Science or a related discipline and experience in security aspects of multiple platforms, operating systems, software, communications and network protocols or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
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