Raytheon Technologies Cyber Forensic Analyst (Host Based) in Arlington, Virginia
The DHS’s Hunt and Incident Response Team (HIRT) secures the Nation’s cyber and communications infrastructure. HIRT provides DHS’s front line response for cyber incidents and proactively hunting for malicious cyber activity. Raytheon Technologies (RTX), as a prime contractor to DHS, performs HIRT investigations to develop a preliminary diagnosis of the severity of breaches. RTX provides HIRT remote and onsite advanced technical assistance, proactive hunting, rapid onsite incident response, and immediate investigation and resolution using host-based and network-based cybersecurity analysis capabilities.
Raytheon Technologies is supporting a U.S. Government customer to provide support for onsite incident response to civilian Government agencies and critical asset owners who experience cyber-attacks, providing immediate investigation and resolution.
Contract personnel provide front line response for digital forensics/incident response (DFIR) and proactively hunting for malicious cyber activity. Raytheon Technologies Intelligence & Space (RIS) is seeking a Cyber Forensic Analyst to support this critical customer mission.
Acquiring/collecting computer artifacts (e.g., malware, user activity, link files, etc.) from systems in support of onsite engagements
Assessing evidentiary value by triaging electronic devices
Correlating forensic findings with network events to further develop an intrusion narrative
When available, collecting and documenting system state information (running processes, network connections, etc.) prior to imaging
Performing incident triage from a forensic perspective to include determining scope, urgency and potential impact
Tracking and documenting forensic analysis from initial involvement through final resolution
Collecting, processing, preserving, analyzing and presenting computer related evidence
Coordinating with others within the Government and with customer personnel to validate/investigate alerts or other preliminary findings
Conducting analysis of forensic images and other available evidence and drafting forensic write-ups for inclusion in reports and other written products
Assisting in documenting and publishing Computer Network Defense guidance and reports on incident findings to appropriate constituencies
Assisting in preliminary analysis by tracing an activity to its source and documenting findings for input into a forensic report
Documenting original condition of digital and/or associated evidence by taking photographs and collecting hash information
Assisting team members in imaging digital media
Assisting in gathering, accessing and assessing evidence from electronic devices using forensic tools and knowledge of operating systems
Using hashing algorithms to validate forensic images
Working with mentor to identify and understand adversary TTPs
Assisting team members in analyzing the behaviors of malicious software
Under direct guidance and coaching if needed, locating critical items in various file systems to aid more senior personnel in their analysis
Performing analysis of log files from a variety of sources to identify possible threats to computer security
Using leading edge technology and industry standard forensic tools and procedures to provide insight into the cause and effect of suspected cyber intrusions
Following proper evidence handling procedures and chain of custody protocols
Producing written reports documenting digital forensic findings
Determining programs that have been executed, finding files that have been changed on disk and in memory
Using timestamps and logs (host and network) to develop authoritative timelines of activity
Finding evidence of deleted files and hidden data
Identifying and documenting case relevant file-system artifacts (browser histories, account usage and USB histories, etc.)
Creating forensically sound duplicates of evidence (forensic image) to use for data recovery and analysis
Performing all-source research for similar or related network events or incidents.
Must have an active TS/SCI clearance
Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability
2+ 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
Must be able to work collaboratively across physical locations
- Experience with two or more of the following tools:
--- Sleuth Kit/Autopsy
--- Other EDR Tools (Crowdstrike, Carbon Black, etc)
- Experience with conducting all-source research.
BS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Systems Engineering or related degree.
Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree level education.
- GCFA, GCFE, EnCE, CCE, CFCE, CISSP
LCAT Language from guide:
4-6 years host investigations or digital forensics experience with a High school diploma; or a Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or related discipline, and with 2-4 years of host-based investigations or digital forensics experience
Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.