Cyber Incident Responder in Martinsburg, WV at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 12/6/2019

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Job #:  1023795

Apex Systems is looking to hire a Cyber Incident Responder in Martinsburg, WV! 

If you are interested, please send an updated resume to Janet Lewandowski at and a good time and number you would be available for a call
Position: Cyber Incident Response
Location: Martinsburg, WV
Hours of Support: Shift 2 - 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM (local time)
Roles and Responsibilities:
Cyber Incident Responder well-versed in security operations, cyber security tools, intrusion detection, and secured networks. Serve as an expert responsible for providing network and security operations technical analysis, assessment and recommendations in the areas of real-time security situational awareness, operational network system and applications systems security monitoring. 
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Utilize various security tools (e.g., Splunk, Splunk Enterprise Security, Palo Alto Networks, SourceFire, Cisco ASA) to identify potential incidents, network intrusions, and malware events, etc. to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of VA architecture and information systems are protected
  • Track investigations in Help Desk systems including Remedy and Service Now
  • Utilization of Splunk ES SIEM to respond to incidents detected on the VA network
  • Reviewing and analyzing log files to report any unusual or suspect activities
  • Utilize incident response use-case workflows to follow established and repeatable processes for triaging and escalating
  • Generating trouble tickets and performing initial validation and triage to determine whether incidents are security events.
  • Complete investigations in to identified cyber events and hand over as appropriate
  • Following established incident response procedures to ensure proper escalation, analysis and resolution of security incidents
  • Develop and maintain Incident Response procedures and Security SOPs.
  • Analyzing and correlating incident event data to develop preliminary root cause and corresponding remediation strategy
  • Communicate effectively to all customers and stakeholders
  • Work with other contract teams to effectively respond to cyber incidents
  • Providing technical support for new detection capabilities, recommendations to improve upon existing tools/capabilities to protect the network and High Value Assets

Basic Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
  •  Bachelor’s degree Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Engineer or related field and minimum 2 years of experience. Additional 4 years of experience will be accepted in lieu of the degree.
  • 2 years of experience with advanced cyber security tools, network topologies, intrusion detection, PKI, and secured networks. Understanding of NIST SP 800-61, US CERT and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards.  Interpreting and implementing cyber security regulations.
  • Certification in one of the following (Security+, Network+, VA CSP, CISSP, C|EH) or 2 years of additional experience overrides certification requirement.
  • Excellent written skills for preparing reports and briefings.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance (Veterans Affairs High Security Investigation)

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Knowledge of VA culture, mission, and IT environment
  • Certification in one of the following (Security+, Network+, VA CSP, CISSP, C|EH)


•As a contract employee of Apex Systems, you are eligible for Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance; Shorter Term Disability; Hospitalization Coverage; Direct Deposit; Weekly Pay Periods; Training and Development Programs; Corporate Discounts / Perks and our Referral Program.
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