Incident Manager

Arlington, VA, 1099, W2

Cyber Incident Manager to support onsite incident response to civilian Government agencies and critical asset owners who experience cyber-attacks, providing immediate investigation and resolution. 


  • Research and compile known resolution steps or workarounds to enable mitigation of potential Computer Network Defense incidents within the enterprise
  • Apply knowledge of the tactics, techniques, and procedures of various criminal, insider, hacktivist, and nation state threat actors to identify and validate threats
  • Apply cybersecurity concepts to the detection and defense of intrusions into small, and large-scale IT networks, and conduct cursory analysis of log data
  • Conduct cursory analysis of log data
  • Monitor external data sources (e.g., Computer Network Defense vendor sites, Computer Emergency Response Teams [CERTs], SANS, Security Focus) to maintain currency of Computer Network Defense threat condition and determine which security issues may have an impact on the enterprise
  • Identify the cause of an incident and recognizing the key elements to ask external entities when learning the background and potential infection vector of an incident
  • Receive and analyze network alerts from various sources within the enterprise and determine possible causes of such alerts
  • Track and document Computer Network Defense (CND) incidents from initial detection through final resolution
  • Work with other components within the organization to obtain and coordinate information pertaining to ongoing incidents


  • Active TS/SCI Clearance
  • 2+ years of directly relevant experience in cyber incident management or cybersecurity operations
  • Knowledge of incident response and handling methodologies
  • Knowledge of the NCCIC National Cyber Incident Scoring System to be able to prioritize triaging of incident
  • Knowledge of general attack stages (e.g., foot printing and scanning, enumeration, gaining access, escalation of privileges, maintaining access, network exploitation, covering tracks, etc.)
  • Skill in recognizing and categorizing types of vulnerabilities and associated attacks
  • Knowledge of basic system administration and operating system hardening techniques
  • Knowledge of Computer Network Defense policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Knowledge of different operational threat environments (e.g., first generation [script kiddies], second generation [non nation-state sponsored], and third generation [nation-state sponsored])
  • Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities (e.g., buffer overflow, mobile code, cross-site scripting, PL/SQL and injections, race conditions, covert channel, replay, return- oriented attacks, and malicious code)
  • Must be able to work collaboratively across physical locations

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