Lead Forensic Consultant

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Responsibilities

A. Position Summary

This position requires competency in the tools, techniques, and methodologies surrounding incident response, computer forensics, and eDiscovery. As a Senior Security Consultant within Verizon’s Investigative Response team, the candidate will be expected to serve as a tactical arm of the team, conducting computer forensic analysis, data recovery, eDiscovery, and other IT investigative work. Due to the inherent volatility of investigative response work, the candidate will be expected to discharge the various responsibilities assigned to their role while successfully managing a variable case load.  The candidate will be responsible for integrity in analysis, quality in client deliverables, gathering case-load intelligence, as well as assisting in business development, sales, and marketing efforts. The position will operate in a close team of computer forensics, fraud examiners, and other IT investigative experts, as well as customer management, counsel, human resources, and other IT technical personnel.

Qualifications

A. Competencies

The candidate will be expected to posses solid IT technical experience, strong communication skills, and must be technically able to hit the ground running in most any back office environment. The ideal candidate should have knowledge and experience in the following operating systems:  UNIX, Linux, Windows, MacOS.  The candidate must have understanding of information security; network architecture; general database concepts; document management; hardware and software troubleshooting; email systems, such as Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes; Microsoft Office applications; and computer forensic tools such as EnCase and FTK. Experience conducting security assessments, penetration testing, and ethical hacking are required.

The candidate must be able to assist customers in responding rapidly and effectively to computer-related incidents and should consistently exceed expectations while working in a customer-facing setting.  The capability to quickly identify the source of a security breach and move toward containment is essential.  Proficiency in conducting live analysis on networks and across multiple platforms is desired.  The candidate must possess the ability to articulate well in both written and oral communication. They must also be able to manage multiple projects and maintain a computer forensic lab on a daily basis. The successful candidate must be very detail-oriented and must be able to interact with other staff and customers effectively, in person or by phone.  Critical thinking, problem solving. Must be able to travel up to 50% travel of the time.

B. Education / Experience

The successful candidate will have a combination of education and experience related to the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. The candidate must have at the very least a B.A. or B.S. from a four year accredited university, and minimum five years of related industry experience is necessary.  Previous experience in a security professional services firm is desirable.  The ability to maintain confidentiality is critical. Demonstrated experience of managing the day-to-day aspects of protected customer relationships, as well as IT investigative cases and corporate security incidents is a must. The ability to work extremely well under pressure while maintaining a professional image and approach with customers is critical. A strong background in evidentiary procedures, volatile criminal/civil situations, and fraud analysis are ideal.  In-court experience is preferred.  A successful candidate should have experience in electronic crimes law enforcement, military intelligence, or with a security professional services organization.