Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst

Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States

Full Time Mid-level / Intermediate
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Maveris is an IT and cybersecurity company committed to helping organizations create secure digital solutions to accelerate their mission. We are Veteran-owned and proud to serve customers across the Federal Government and private sector.

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Maveris is an IT and cybersecurity services company committed to helping organizations create secure digital solutions to accelerate their mission. We are Veteran-owned and proud to serve customers across the Federal Government and private sector. We have an opening for a full-time, permanent Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst to join our talented, dynamic team in support of a large Federal Government customer.

Veterans are encouraged to apply.

The Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst will support the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Cybersecurity Operations Center (CSOC).


As a Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst supporting Maveris programs, you will analyze digital evidence and investigate computer security incidents to derive useful information in support of system/network vulnerability mitigation. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Conducts enterprise and individual system(s) endpoint (e.g., Windows, Linux, Mac, and Cloud systems) and network based digital forensic analysis in support of cyber event and incident response and other activities such as insider threat investigations and cyber threat hunting.
  • Leverages commercially available and open source forensic tools to efficiently perform forensic analysis (e.g. EnCase)
  • Performs static and dynamic file analysis to identify malware characteristics, intent and origin and conducts malware analysis and provide Malware Analysis Reports
  • Conducts formal digital forensic investigations and documents findings in formal investigation reports
  • Creates and escalate cases via a ticket management system in compliance with SOPs
  • Makes recommendation for technical event monitoring policies pertaining to indicators and alerts for the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system, network appliances (e.g. firewalls, IDS, etc.), cloud services, Email, Data Loss Prevention (e.g. CASB), and endpoint (EDR) system in support of Cyber Defense Forensics
  • Assists with maintaining forensics lab equipment, while also providing recommendations on how to modernize or enhance the lab capability
  • Serves as subject matter experts (SMEs) in the preservation of evidence, which includes a deep understanding of proper chain of custody and proper storage, handling and transmission procedures for various data sets
  • Assists with drafting, updating, and modernizing SOPs


  • Experience with conducting digital forensic analysis of large enterprise systems. Experience with doing this for Federal Government agencies is a plus.
  • Experience with forensics and cyber event analyst tools such as EnCase, Splunk, McAfee, and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE)
  • Bachelor's degree in technology-related field - equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Certifications such as EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE), and GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM) are a plus
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • Exceptional analytical and conceptual thinking skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team of peers


Maveris attracts and retains talent of the highest caliber by offering opportunities to work in exciting and challenging environments surrounded by bright minds. Our employees are our most prized asset and are rewarded with highly competitive compensation and a top-tier benefits package, including:

  • 401(k) with company contribution
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off

About Maveris

Maveris offers exceptional, mission-focused solutions to organizations facing highly complex IT, digital, and cyber security challenges. Our success is achieved by maintaining an environment of trust where people are encouraged to reach their fullest potential. Every candidate that applies to Maveris brings something unique to the table, and because our team is diverse, we consistently meet our goals and exceed client expectations. If you are a highly-motivated person with a willingness to learn, we invite you to apply today to join our team!

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Tags: Cloud Compliance Cyber defense EDR EnCE Firewalls Forensics GIAC GREM IDS Incident response Linux Malware Monitoring Open Source Reverse engineering SIEM Splunk Windows

Perks/benefits: Competitive pay Health care Insurance

Region: North America
Country: United States
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