Cybersecurity Incident Commander

Job Locations US-Remote / Telework | US-TX-Fort Worth | US-MO-Kansas City | US-CO-Denver | US-DC-Washington
Job ID 2021-4085
Regular Full-Time

Position Description

Valiant Solutions is seeking an experienced Cybersecurity Incident Commander to direct and manage multiple work streams and resources during/after Incident Response & Recovery engagements. You will be tasked with the incident response coordination and project management, in a matrixed environment, of triage, forensic imaging and analysis, breach containment, and infrastructure recovery planning and execution, after action reporting and analysis. Valiant Solutions is a rapidly growing Cybersecurity company that cares about its employees- we've been named one of the Best Places to Work in the DC area EIGHT years in a row! 


Requires the ability to pass a federal security background investigation to obtain a security badge.


This position allows for 100% remote work. If you are located in the Washington DC, Fort Worth TX, Denver CO or Kansas City MO areas, you may be required to report onsite on a partial basis.  Remote work necessitates a high-level trust in our employees. To ensure that employee performance does not suffer in a remote work environment, all employees who telecommute are expected to have a quiet and distraction-free workspace with adequate internet, dedicate their full attention to their job duties during working hours, and maintain a schedule during normal business hours that overlaps with those of their coworkers and Valiant's.


This role will often interface with multiple groups, to include: external agency IR functions, third-party contracting companies, external law firms, etc.), internal direct contract and third-party resources, and customer resources (C-Suite, Legal, Compliance, Risk, Security, Cybersecurity, Auditing, Operations, IT, Call Centers, Communications, Public Relations). Additionally, the Incident Commander will collaborate with Security Operations and Security Engineering practice leaders to evaluate the direction of our offerings, establish ongoing relationships with third parties and clients, and work closely with stakeholders to understand business objectives and advise on security risks / mitigation strategies during incident response work.  



  • Serve as the incident response event point person and liaison to enterprise teams, responding to crisis or urgent situations aimed at mitigating, preparing for, responding to, and recovery systems.  Will also coordinate resources, activities and timelines during security incidents to ensure a unified structured response to incidents (I.e. data breaches, ransomware events, etc.)
  • Works under the direction of the Security Engineering lead aimed at mitigating, preparing for, responding to, and recovering systems from cyber threats/incidents
  • Conduct initial incident triage, assess the effectiveness of various tactics/strategies, and make rapid decisions on appropriate courses of action
  • Supports/develops reports during and after incidents, which include all actions taken to properly mitigate, recover and return operations to normal operations
  • Review and recommend technical, process, and physical controls to counteract damage from breach events
  • Lead forensic investigators and application security analysts in reactive and proactive Threat Hunting engagements, performing endpoint, network, and log analysis
  • Mentor and grow junior resources to develop additional forensic, response, and threat hunting capabilities
  • Valiant Solutions is a federal contractor and this position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate as a condition of employment.  All applicants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine OR must have an approved reasonable accommodation granting an exemption from vaccine requirements. See below for more details.




  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience within the, incident response, cybersecurity, and/or IT risk management arena
  • Leadership experience and high level of confidence with incident response management, I.e. technical recovery, legal or compliance notifications, incident response plan development, forensic investigation, and tabletop testing - required
  • Advisory experience in compliance or regulatory frameworks (I.e. FISMA, PCI, GDPR, NIST, ISO)
  • Solid understanding of application, database, authentication, and network security principles; able to demonstrate: how network services and protocols interact to provide communications, evidence recovery techniques, log data analytics, Incident categories, IR event handling methodologies, intrusion detection systems, network protocol and packet analysis
  • Understanding of system and application security, systems and network administration and operating system hardening techniques
  • General cyber-attack stages, profiling techniques and techniques for detecting host and network-based intrusions
  • Evidence recovery techniques, Preservation of evidence integrity, and collection of forensically sound collection of images, logs, and other critical components in order to discern possible mitigation/remediation of systems
  • Ability to perform or direct malware analysis, Threat Hunting, incident response
  • Understanding of Computer Network Defense (CND) policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Ability to convey complex technical security concepts to technical and non-technical audiences during crisis situations, I.e. executive or board level presentations
  • Ability to work with senior business leaders to understand business objectives/functions, identify risk factors, and communicate effective mitigation strategies
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, presentation/facilitation, and written communication skills
  • All candidates must have US work authorization with the ability to pass Federal background and credit checks. 


Preferred, not required: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, MIS, or related degree 
  • CISSP, CISM, or equivalent cybersecurity certifications 
  • PMP
  • Prior experience with Law Enforcement, Forensic / Incident Response Firms, Cyber Insurance providers, Breach Coaches and/or Law Firms


About Valiant Solutions:

Valiant Solutions is a security-focused IT solutions provider with both public and private sector clients nationwide. We are a HUBZone small business and we encourage all candidates who live in a HUBZone to apply. Named one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. 5000, Washington Technology’s Fast 50, and Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the D.C. area, Valiant Solutions prides itself on providing its employees with great benefits and career development opportunities. As a company, we are just as committed to growing careers as we are to building world-class IT solutions, all while enjoying an unparalleled work-life balance. We are in a phase of tremendous growth and building the team that will take us to the next level. We seek people whose talents and accomplishments will contribute to a thriving company, who have the character to support their capacity, and can make a positive impact on our culture. Alongside our talented team, you’ll learn to think quickly on your feet and expand your own personal and professional skillset. Our management team will inspire you to consider new perspectives and challenge you to become a better practitioner in the fast-paced industry of IT security. We hire people we respect – and we trust them to deliver results leveraging their expertise. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment as part of a stellar team of professionals, then we invite you to apply online today.


Benefits Snapshot (includes, but not limited to):

Valiant pays 99% of the Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage for Full-Time Employees (FTE)

Valiant contributes 25% towards Health Coverage for Family and Dependents

100% Paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance Policy for FTE

100% Paid Certifications

401K Matching up to 4%

Paid Time Off

Paid Time On – 40 hours to pursue innovation

Valiant University – Online Education and Training Portal 

Reimbursement for Public Transit and Parking

FSA programs for: Medical Costs, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking

Referral Bonuses


Vaccination Mandate:

In accordance with Executive Order 14043, Federal employees and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to exceptions that may be required by law. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before your entrance on duty if you are selected after the compliance date. Human Resources will provide information for providing proof of vaccination and instructions for how to submit a request for a legally required exception, if needed, to comply with vaccination requirements.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Valiant Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex/gender, pregnancy, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information/history or any other personal characteristic protected by law.


Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time and also be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

Must be able to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, and computer printer.

Must be able to communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express one self, and exchange information visually and verbally.

Must be able to occasionally bend and lift files and papers up to 10 pounds throughout the office space for events and meetings.


Work Environment:

Individual's primary workstation is located in an office area

The noise level in this environment is low to moderate


Authorization to Share Resume and Personal Information:

By submitting your resume for this position, you authorize Valiant Solutions to share your resume, as well as personal information included on the resume, with its subsidiaries, affiliates and teaming partners for the purpose of considering you for this position and other available positions requiring comparable skills, education and experience. Should Valiant Solutions or its affiliates and teaming partners wish to initiate pre-employment discussions, you will be asked to complete an employment application and related employment documents.


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