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IT Security Analyst (Remote)

  • Location: Lake Wisconsin, 29201
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

Position: IT Security Analyst (Remote)
Location: South Carolina - Remote
Term: 10 months
Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Provide forensics investigative support of complex security incidents.
  • Perform analysis of security incidents.
  • Install, upgrade, and patch forensic tools.
  • Perform in depth digital forensic investigations into potential security incidents using proprietary methodologies and cutting edge forensic tools.
  • Research the latest in digital forensic examination products and look into the latest forensic analysis techniques through research.
  • Provide guidance to tier 1 and tier 2 analysts.
  • Review alerts generated by detection infrastructure for false positives and modify alerts as needed.
  • Document and manage incident cases in ticketing/case management system.
  • Hunt for and identify threat actor groups and their techniques, tools and processes.
  • Maintain Industry Training – This involves keeping up-to-date on security technologies, threats, and risk mitigation techniques.
  • Maintain Knowledge of Current Threats – Keep up-to-date on current threats by regularly reading industry-related articles.
  • Customer Meetings – attending and/or leading customer meetings as part of incident response and incident handling.
  • Training and Mentoring SOC personnel – Security Analysts are responsible for training new SOC employees; also responsible for training and mentoring existing SOC personnel on new technologies.
  • System Maintenance – assisting SOC Engineers with maintenance on security devices, as needed.
  • Projects - May lead moderately complex security projects as assigned.
  • Interface with customers on a daily basis to consult with them on best security practices and help them mature their security posture.
  • Gain and maintain knowledge of Customer’s business and technical environment.
  • Communicate incidents at an appropriate level of details with all levels of the organization.
Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
  • Undergraduate degree in computer science, engineering, or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in high volume environment performing digital forensic analysis.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills related to networking, operating systems, and malware analysis.
  • Professional/technical certifications preferred: GCFE, GCFA, GCIA, Security +, CEH, OSCP, GCIH, CISSP, GPEN, GWAPT, GISEC, CISM or CISA.
  • Knowledge and experience with the following operating systems: Windows, MacOS, Linux or UNIX.
  • Understanding of information security fundamentals, host and network security hardening and requirements, networking protocols; common intrusion techniques, and common risk management concepts.
  • Oral and written communication skills and comfort with presenting technical issues.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies.
  • Must be US citizen.
Even better if you have:
  • Undergraduate degree in Cyber Security
  • 3+ years of experience in incident response, computer forensics security, risk assessments, application security or network security.
  • Understanding of SIEMs, IDS / IPS, host based anti-virus, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and similar products.
  • Microsoft or UNIX (including Linux or other UNIX derivatives) operating system administration/support experience.
  • Experience with technologies, tools, and process controls to minimize risk and data exposure.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages such as Python or Perl.
  • Experience in large enterprise or carrier data centers and/or networks.
  • Understanding of static or dynamic analysis of malware
  • 5+ years’ experience performing forensics.


Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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