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The Incident Management (IR) Senior 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
Live incident response, systems triage, containment, and remediation
Mobile phone forensics
Network traffic analysis
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
Qualifications for Success
Eight (8) years of experience performing in incident response roles that include containment and isolation, forensics, root cause analysis, and remediation.
Five (5) years of experience in a consulting services role or a related information security position.
Ability to travel 50% of the time.
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. EnCase, FTK, X-Way, Paraben P2, Carbon Black, CrowdStrike, and/or other experience with similar advanced products, 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.
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
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
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.