Ops Watch Incident Response Analyst CHS Mid to Senior (Charleston, SC)

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Computer Network Defense & Incident Response Analyst

Charleston, SC

Minimum of a Secret Clearance Required with ability to obtain TS/SCI.

Position Description

As a CND Incident Response Analyst you will identify, isolate, investigate, inform, and implement measures to detect and protect data across a wide spectrum of sources and locations. You will validate suspicious events or reports and determine if the event constitutes an incident. You will ensure incidents are properly entered into the appropriate reporting system and determine the severity of the incident.

Position Requirements and Duties

• Maintains familiarity with CJCSM 6510.01B.

• Compiles and maintains internal standard operating procedure (SOP) documentation.

• Ensures associated documentation and capabilities remain compliant with CJCSM 6510.01B and other applicable policy directives.

• Provides network intrusion detection and monitoring, correlation analysis, incident response and support for the Cybersecurity Service Provider (CSSP) and its subscriber sites.

• Validates suspicious events or reports and determine if the event constitutes an incident and properly enter associated data into the appropriate reporting systems.

• Coordinates with JFHQ-DoDIN and supported entities regarding significant incidents to ensure proper analysis is performed and timely and accurate reporting of the incident is completed.

• Provides 24x7 support for the CSSP’s Incident Response capability during non-core business hours consistent with CSSP requirements as needed.

• Performs network and host-based digital forensics on Microsoft Windows based systems and other operating systems as necessary to enhance response to, support of, and investigation into significant network incidents.

• Possesses working knowledge of full packet capture PCAP analysis and accompanying tools (Wireshark, etc.).

• Explores patterns in network and system activity via log correlation using Splunk and supplemental tools

• Possesses understanding of IDS/IPS solutions to include signature development and implementation

• Participates in program reviews, product evaluations, and onsite certification evaluations.

  • Up to 15% Travel may be required
  • Overtime may be required as needed to support incident response actions (Surge)
  • Due to the nature of the work required, operations are conducted 24/7/365 with three primary shifts. Choice of shifts will be made available with the understanding that placement is at the discretion of the CSSP Services Director and/or assigned manager.



  • 4+ years experience in Cybersecurity Service Provider (CSSP) environment or similar
  • DoD or DoN Cybersecurity Workforce (CSWF) Certification or compliance (DoDD 8140 or SECNAV M-5239)

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of Incident Response Procedures
  • Knowledge of Packet Analysis
  • Knowledge of IDS/IPS solutions
  • Familiarity with various Host-Based Tools
  • Experience with Log Aggregation Tools
  • Logical thinking and analytical ability
  • Verbal and written communication ability

Highly Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of CJCSM 6510.01B
  • Experience with Digital Forensics
  • The ability to solve problems independently

Adapt Forward, LLC is a federal government contractor. As directed by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, all current and newly hired employees, in the United States, are required to be fully vaccinated, or have an allowable accommodation in place, by January 18, 2022.



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Adapt Forward operates in the Cybersecurity industry. The company is located in North Charleston, SC. Adapt Forward was founded in 2015. It has 90 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Health Insurance Benefits, Remote Work Program. To see all 6 open jobs at Adapt Forward, click here.
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