Host Based Systems Analyst IV

Arlington, VA, 1099, W2

The Client and Customer are seeking Host Forensics Analysts to support a critical mission.


  • Assist Federal leads with overseeing and leading forensic teams at onsite engagements by coordinating evidence collection operations
  • Provide technical assistance on digital evidence matters and forensic investigative techniques to appropriate personnel when necessary
  • Write in-depth reports, supports with peer reviews and provides quality assurance reviews for junior personnel
  • Support forensic analysis and mentor/provide guidance to others on data collection, analysis and report in support of onsite engagements
  • Assist with leading and coordinating forensic teams in preliminary investigation
  • Plan, coordinate and direct the inventory, examination and comprehensive technical analysis of computer related evidence
  • Distill analytic findings into executive summaries and in-depth technical reports
  • Serve as technical forensics liaison to stakeholders and explain investigation details to include forensic methodologies and protocols
  • Track and document on-site incident response activities and provide updates to leadership throughout the engagement
  • Evaluate, extract and analyze suspected malicious code


  • TS/SCI Clearance
  • Able to obtain DHS Suitability
  • BS Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering or related degree; or HS Diploma and 10+ years of host or digital forensics experience
  • Desired Certifications: GCFA, GCFE, EnCE, CCE, CFCE, CISSP
  • 8+ years of directly relevant experience in cyber forensic investigations using leading edge technologies and industry standard forensic tools
  • Ability to create forensically sound duplicates of evidence (forensic images)
  • Able to write cyber investigative reports documenting digital forensics findings
  • Experience with the analysis and characterization of cyber attacks
  • Experience with proper evidence handing procedures and chain of custody protocols
  • Skilled in identifying different classes of attacks and attack stages
  • Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Knowledgeable in proactive analysis of systems and networks, to include creating trust levels of critical resources
  • Able to work collaboratively across physical locations

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