Senior Consultant – Incident Response (DFIR) | Threat | Remote, Canada

Optiv

  • Full Time
At Optiv, we’re on a mission to help our clients make their businesses more secure. We’re one of the fastest-growing companies in a truly essential industry. Join us.
The Incident Management (IR) Consultant is a member of the Enterprise Incident Management team with primary responsibility for responding to security events. The successful candidate must possess an extensive understanding of digital investigations and their underlying principles. Applicable fields of digital investigations include: incident response, computer forensics, network forensics, mobile forensics, e-discovery, malware analysis, memory analysis, and a strong understanding of information security principles. Each investigation requires the EIM consultant to be able to perform all phases of the investigation and remediation, including providing security recommendations that will effectively mitigate vulnerabilities and prevent future attacks.

How you’ll make an impact:

  • Reactive:
  • Live incident response, systems triage, containment, and remediation
  • PCI forensic investigations (PFI)
  • Compromise assessment
  • Digital forensics
  • eDiscovery
  • Mobile phone forensics
  • Administrator lockout
  • Malware analysis
  • Network traffic analysis
  • Proactive:
  • Incident response risk assessments
  • Incident management program development
  • Incident management training
  • Incident management tabletop exercises
  • Live attack simulation
  • Perform confidently and authoritatively in role of incident management subject matter expert and lead customer personnel in responding to fast paced incidents
  • Perform work successfully with minimal supervisory oversight; able to independently work in a remote capacity
  • Act as investigative architect and provide internal or external teams with documentation and methodology sufficient to conduct an investigation to successful completion
  • Demonstrate ability to invent and successfully utilize new investigative workflows to overcome emerging threats never seen before or to work around problems encountered during engagements
  • Remain current on information security and emerging threat trends and tools and methodologies to combat the same
  • Guide customers through investigations in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Review security infrastructure and configuration to identify points of vulnerability and suggest recommendations for remediation
  • Travel as needed to customer locations to perform reactive and proactive engagements, including frequent travel with very short or no advanced notice. International travel may also be required
  • Adhere to policies, procedures, and security practices
  • Resolve problems independently and understand escalation procedure; coordinate escalations and collaborate with internal technology teams to ensure timely resolution of issues
  • Take meticulous notes and demonstrate strong reporting capabilities and attention to detail
  • Perform public speaking and eminence related activities
  • Develop training content and provide instruction on advanced investigative concepts
  • Testify in court cases regarding investigations conducted
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications for success:

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Two (2) years of experience performing in incident response roles that include containment and isolation, forensics, root cause analysis, and remediation.
  • Three (3) years of experience in a consulting services role or a related information security position.
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university in Information Assurance, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related area of study; or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Highly desired certifications include: GIAC Certified Forensics Examiner (GCFE), EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) Certification (ENCE), Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), and Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (CCFE)
  • Ability to combine multiple separate findings to identify complex attacks and incidents
  • Ability to identify, describe and report vulnerabilities and standard remediation activities, to include clear demonstration of risk to clients through post-exploitation activities
  • Mastery of commercial and open source security tools (e.g. Nessus, Nexpose, SAINT, Qualys, Burp, Nmap, Kali, Metasploit, Meterpreter, Wireshark, Kismet, Aircrack-ng etc.)
  • Familiarity with many different network architectures, network services, system types, network devices, development platforms and software suites (e.g. Linux, Windows, OS X, Cisco, Oracle, Active Directory, JBoss, .NET, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to create comprehensive assessment reports
  • Must be able to work well with customers and self-manage through difficult situations, focus on client satisfaction.
  • Ability to convey complex technical security concepts to technical and non-technical audiences including executives
  • Ability to work both independently as well as on teams
  • Ability to lead and mentor others; willingness to collaborate and share knowledge with team members.
  • Proven ability to review and revise reports written by peers.
  • Experienced at writing technical proposals, statements of work, white papers, presentations and project documentation; strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated effective time management skills, ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously and the ability to take on large and complex projects with little or no supervision.
  • Motivation to constantly improve processes and methodologies.
  • Passion for creating tools and automation to make common tasks more efficient.
  • Knowledge of programming and scripting for development of security tools
  • Ability to deliver presentations at industry conferences, write blog posts
  • Recognition in the security community for speaking preferred
  • Published white papers preferred.
  • Strong programming skills preferred (Python, Ruby, Node.js, C/C++, Assembly, etc.)
  • Reverse engineering/Binary analysis experience (firmware, x86 applications, etc.)
  • This position requires the ability to respond onsite in a 24/7/365 environment; must be willing to work evening, overnight, and weekend and holiday hours as needed
  • Strong interest in technology and a desire to learn and grow in the Networking/Security/Digital investigations
  • field; skills and knowledge must be kept current
  • EnCase, FTK, X-Way, Paraben P2, and/or other experience with similar advanced products
  • Demonstrated understanding of networking in any of the following deep packet analysis tools: Wireshark, Network Miner, or NetWitness
  • Understanding of threat vectors and related artifacts subsequently left behind and methods of retrieving and interpreting them
  • Experience or skilled in “Threat Hunting” 
  • Experience with Control assessments  
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  • With Optiv you can expect:
    • A company committed to championing Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion through Affinity groups including but not limited to, Women’s Network, Optiv Pride, Black Employee Network, and Veterans Support Network.
    • Work/life balance. We offer “Recharge” a flexible, time-off program that encourages eligible employees to take the time they need to recharge
    • Professional training resources, including tuition reimbursement
    • Creative problem-solving and the ability to tackle unique, complex projects
    • Volunteer Opportunities. “Optiv Chips In” encourages employees to volunteer and engage with their teams and communities.
    • The ability and technology necessary to productively work remote/from home (where applicable)
    If you are seeking a culture that supports growth, fosters success, and moves the industry forward, find your place at Optiv! As a market-leading provider of cyber security solutions, Optiv has the most comprehensive ecosystem of security products and partners to deliver unparalleled services. Our rich and successful history with our clients is based on trust, serving more than 12,000 clients of varying sizes and industries, including commercial, government, and education. We have the proven expertise to plan, build, and run successful security programs across Risk Management, Cyber Digital Transformation, Threat Management, Security Operations – Managed Services, and Identity and Data Management.
    Optiv is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, status as an individual with a disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.
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