Computer Forensic & Intrusion Analyst

Job Locations US-MN-Eagan
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/6/2018 1:59 PM)
# of Openings
Information Technology


NikSoft Systems Corporation is a recognized Information Technology solutions provider. Founded in 1998 and based in Reston, Virginia, NikSoft is a CMMI Level 3 Certified company with an established reputation for excellence and on-time delivery with a consistently high customer satisfaction rating from its Federal Government and private consulting contracts.


NikSoft is seeking a highly talented and experienced Computer Forensic and Intrusion Analyst to add to its team in support of the United States Postal Service.  Additional responsibilities include:


  • Perform in-depth forensics examinations of computers and other electronic devices.
  • The investigator will use a variety of digital forensics tools to conduct forensic examination activities including assisting in the analysis of network, computer and other devices which may contain digital evidence.
  • Conduct activities to deter unauthorized persons from obtaining sensitive information from networks and information technology (IT) devices.
  • Conduct digital forensic examinations in support of potential CI incidents, cyber incidents, and suspected intrusions and support to security incidents to determine the presence of sensitive information on digital media. Will assist with the preparation of the cyber forensic laboratory reports.
  • Conduct analysis of information technology auditing and monitoring logs provided by the customer to detect and identify CI insider threat indicators. Will notify the customer’s Computer Security Operations Center of Computer Network Defense issues and concerns.
  • Forensic examinations of diverse Digital Media to include:
    • Digital forensic examinations.
    • File system forensics.
    • Registry and Internet history analysis.
    • Steganography detection and analysis.
    • Large data set analysis and Target Keyword search.
    • Forensic tool and script development.
    • Metadata extraction and analysis.
  • Familiarity with the following classes of enterprise cyber defense technologies:
    • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems.
    • Network and host-based Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS).
    • Network and host-based sensor and firewall technologies.
    • Network and host-based malware detection and prevention.
    • Network and host-based forensic applications.



  • BA/BS required in related field with 4 years of relevant experience or 6 years of relevant specialized experience and or military related or MA/MS from an accredited institution of higher learning in related field will be considered equal to 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Capable of providing hands-on experience with network security, network analysis, and digital/computer forensics.
  • Capable of applying analytical principles and practices, research and technical support in the development and production of a forensics laboratory for CI activities.
  • Capable of working independently to solve problems.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Required Certifications in one or more of:

  • CISSP, CEH, Security+, SANS certification(s), Network+, CCNA
  • Formal training as an intelligence analyst in any discipline
  • Experience applying Kill Chain analysis, Cyber Intelligence Preparation of the Environment (CIPE) modeling, or Diamond modeling of cyber threat activity
  • Advanced NETFLOW and PCAP Analysis
  • Advanced Data Visualization proficiency leveraging COTS/GOTS tools
  • Technical Skills proficiency: Python language, encryption technologies/standards
  • Intermediate malware analysis or digital computer forensics experience
  • Existing Subject Matter Expert of Advanced Persistent Threat activity


** US Citizenship status and Active DoD Secret Clearance (preferred), must successfully complete the government’s security process (required) **





NikSoft’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.



NikSoft Systems Corp is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment.  NikSoft is an EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran employer. For more information about our other openings, please visit


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