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Director, Data & Technology, Cybersecurity (Incident Response)

Ankura

This is a Full-time position in Reston, VA posted May 1, 2021.

Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

Director, Data & Technology, Cybersecurity

Practice Overview

Ankuras Cybersecurity Practice offers a full-service suite of information security and privacy solutions for clients, regardless of industry or size.

We provide proactive preparedness, incident response, cyber resilience, and managed advisory services customized to clients requirements.

The Cyber team is composed of leaders from the intelligence community, including former FBI and CIA personnel, private security firms, and pioneering technology companies.

Our experts assess cyber risk and readiness, test and harden clients infrastructure, and respond instantly and decisively when threats arise.

We regularly advise boards of directors, members of the C-suite, general counsel, outside counsel, IT leaders, and other stakeholders at all stages of any cyber incident.

Role Overview

Our Cybersecurity practice is a rapidly growing part of the Data & Technology segment of our business.

Our professionals help our clients address their critical information security challenges, including incident investigation/response, as well as assessing and reducing information security risks.

Responsibilities

Scope and participate in security incident investigations that involve computer crimes and require log, forensic, and malware analysis

Collect and analyze intrusion detection system alerts, firewall logs, network traffic logs, and host system logs to evaluate whether unauthorized access or information ex-filtration occurred

Perform forensic analyses to identify the presence of any malware, malware capabilities/actions, and what actions the malware took

Conduct security investigations in Linux and/or Windows environments

Provide input into client communications, both written and oral, related to analyses performed for senior-level review

Qualifications

Approximately 5
– 10 years of experience working in the Incident Response space

Understanding of how to communicate effectively and concisely with legal counsel, high level management, and C-suite clients

Ability to approach and prioritize projects both from a long-range and immediate view

Experience working with non-Windows programs (such as Linux, Unix, Mac)

Scripting/programming experience (specifically Python, C#, VBA, or Shell)

Experience working on projects in an investigatory capacity either law enforcement or incident response

Strong desire to work on a team in a collaborative environment to achieve common goals

Ability to correlate events from multiple sources to create a timeline analysis across end points of an incident

Exceptional organizational skills, to include detailed note taking abilities

Strong conceptual, as well as quantitative and qualitative analytical skills

Passion about Incident Response, and a desire for continuous improvement in expertise

Ability to lead and mentor other consultants

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Ankura is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and collaboration is paramount.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.

Ankura is a specialized global expert services firm defined by HOW we solve challenges.

Whether a client is facing an immediate business challenge, trying to increase the value of their company or protect against future risks, Ankura designs, develops, and executes tailored solutions by assembling the right combination of expertise.

We build on this experience with every case, client, and situation, collaborating to create innovative, customized solutions, and strategies designed for todays everchanging business environment.

This gives our clients unparalleled insight and experience across a wide range of economic, governance, and regulatory challenges.

At Ankura, we know that collaboration drives results.

Ankura is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and collaboration is paramount.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.