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Digital Security Forensics Analyst
Columbia, South Carolina  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on July 25, 2021
Job Id #48885 Posted July 8, 2021

This is Forensics position. The ideal candidate will serve as a subject matter expert (SME) for digital forensics/incident response (DFIR). This position is responsible for investigating security incidents, identifying data exfiltration, review SIEM data, and building high quality technical reports. The candidate is expected to contribute to internal documentation and adherence to SLA targets and requirements, as well as to be able to troubleshoot complex problems with little oversight, take ownership and work independently as needed to resolve customer issues.

The Main Responsibilities:
• Provide forensics investigative support of complex security incidents
• Perform analysis of security incidents
• Install, upgrade, and patch forensic tools
• Perform in depth digital forensic investigations into potential security incidents using proprietary methodologies and cutting edge forensic tools
• Research the latest in digital forensic examination products and look into the latest forensic analysis techniques through research
• Provide guidance to tier 1 and tier 2 analysts
• Review alerts generated by detection infrastructure for false positives and modify alerts as needed
• Document and manage incident cases in ticketing/case management system
• Hunt for and identify threat actor groups and their techniques, tools and processes
• Maintain Industry Training – This involves keeping up-to-date on security technologies, threats, and risk mitigation techniques
• Maintain Knowledge of Current Threats – Keep up-to-date on current threats by regularly reading industry-related articles
• Customer Meetings – attending and/or leading customer meetings as part of incident response and incident handling
• Training and Mentoring SOC personnel – Security Analysts are responsible for training new SOC employees; also responsible for training and mentoring existing SOC personnel on new technologies
• System Maintenance – assisting SOC Engineers with maintenance on security devices, as needed
• Projects - May lead moderately complex security projects as assigned
• Interface with customers on a daily basis to consult with them on best security practices and help them mature their security posture
• Gain and maintain knowledge of Customer’s business and technical environment
• Communicate incidents at an appropriate level of details with all levels of the organization

What We Look For In A Candidate:
• Must be US Citizen
• Undergraduate degree in computer science, engineering, or related field, or equivalent experience
• knowledge and experience with the following operating systems: Windows, MacOS, Linux or UNIX.
• Understanding of information security fundamentals, host and network security hardening and requirements; networking protocols; common intrusion techniques; and common risk management concepts
• 3-5 years’ experience in high volume environment performing digital forensic analysis
• Analytical and problem-solving skills related to networking, operating systems, and malware analysis
• Professional/technical certifications preferred: GCFE, GCFA, GCIA, Security +, CEH, OSCP, GCIH, CISSP, GPEN, GWAPT, GISEC, CISM or CISA
• Oral and written communication skills and comfort with presenting technical issues
• Knowledge of current and emerging technologies
Preferred Qualifications
• Undergraduate degree in Cyber Security
• 3+ years of experience in incident response, computer forensics security, risk assessments, application security or network security
• Understanding of SIEMs, IDS / IPS, host based anti-virus, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and similar products
• Microsoft or UNIX (including Linux or other UNIX derivatives) operating system administration/support experience
• Experience with technologies, tools, and process controls to minimize risk and data exposure
• Knowledge of scripting languages such as Python or Perl
• Experience in large enterprise or carrier data centers and/or networks
• Understanding of static or dynamic analysis of malware
• 5+ years’ experience performing forensics

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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