Cyber Security Associate 5 (Forensics and Malware Analyst)

Oak Park, IL 60301

Posted: 06/28/2018 Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 30103

Cyber Security Associate 5 (Forensics and Malware Analyst)

  The Cyber Security Operation Center Support ensures all operations and tasks are conducted and shall specifically be assisting in technical support to monitor, correlate, identify, mitigate, manage, track and support processes for security incidents. 


• The successful candidate must be knowledgeable with malware research and analysis. Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

• Perform in-depth dynamic and static file analysis as well as reverse engineering to determine the nature of unknown or potentially malicious files found during investigations

• Respond to open tickets/emails in accordance with established SLAs

• Collect malware artifacts safely for analysis and incident investigations

• Examine suspicious emails for malicious content and provide recommendations on remediation actions

• Perform URL/domain analysis to identify and report any malicious indicators associated with the resource and evaluate associated risks

• Submit malicious samples obtained to anti-virus vendors for signature creation and distribute DAT files to appropriate groups of deployment and implementation

• Manage, operate and maintain the  malware analysis lab isolated from the network and ensure 100 percent containment

• Support maintenance of malware analysis platforms and toolsets

• User Open Source intelligence (OSINT) to research vulnerabilities in support of cyber related incidents

• Produce technical analysis reports summarizing malware analysis support provided and recommendations for remediation 


• Bachelor’ s degree or higher in Computer Science, Electric Engineering or other engineering or technical discipline and at least 10 years IT experience

• Two (2) years of experience performing malware analysis and reverse engineering

• GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM) or equivalent certification or demonstrated proficiency in malicious code analysis (or able to obtain within the first 90 days of employment)

• In depth understanding of NIST SP 800-61, US CERT and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards

• Knowledge of C/C++ and Assembly language

• Comprehensive knowledge of disassembly/reverse engineering

• Outstanding written skills for preparing reports and briefings

• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

• Background Investigation: Must be able to pass and maintain a Government Background Investigation.

U.S. citizenship is also required by law, regulation, executive order, or government contract for this particular position
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