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 Senior Consultant, Incident Response will conduct incident response and forensic investigations, as well as conduct proactive incident preparedness engagements as part of Optiv’s Threat Management practice.
How you’ll make an impact:
Live incident response, systems triage, containment, and remediation
Mobile phone forensics
Network traffic analysis
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
Guide customer(s) through investigations in compliance with regulatory requirements
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
Develop training content and provide instruction on advanced investigative concepts
Support team growth
Contribute to internal team building, knowledge transfer, and training activities within the Enterprise Incident Management team
Improve methodologies, tooling, reporting and other processes to enhance inter- and intra-team efficiency, assist in the development and roll-out of new strategic consulting methods and tools.
Able to deliver and lead other consultants in complex projects
Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications for success:
Approximately 5-7 years expertise in enterprise-wide Digital Forensics and Incident Response
Prior experience delivering cybersecurity services to organizations
Experience in managing and prioritizing the proposal process to create business proposals, contracts, and respond to RFI/RFP’s
Proven experience in a pre-sales, post-sales, or non-sales technical capacity in an information security environment
Ability to listen and communicate effectively with vendors, prospects, clients, account managers and management
Confident presentation, written, and oral communication skills
Willingness to travel to meet client needs (25-30%)
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. Access Data, EDR/NDR tools, SIEM 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
With Optiv you can expect:
• A company committed to championing Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion through our Affinity groups including, Black Employee Network, Disabled Employee Network, Latino Employee Network, Optiv Pride (LGBTQIA+), Veterans Support Network, and Women’s 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.