Forensic Investigator/Malware

Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Alpharetta Georgia

Job Description:
Job Description
This position serves as the primary contact for investigations related to malware, such as bots, worms, and trojans to understand the nature of their threat. This position will work with internal anti-virus teams and technical teams to validate and remediate the threat. Additional duties include computer content scans, minimal data recovery, and minimal electronic discovery. Plans, coordinates and implements computer information security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction or disclosure. Maintain all aspects of Chain of Custody and forensic inventory. The successful candidate will work with various technical teams, human resources representatives, and management personnel, as well as with attorneys and corporate clients.
Carbon Black analysis
Malware reverse engineering
Manage all aspects of malware investigations to completion
Assist in the coordination of changes/modifications/updates in various Anti-virus solutions
Stay abreast of the threat landscape and notify specific groups of any warnings or potential dangers
Monitors operations to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements
Coordinates implementation of vendor-issued security software updates
Stays abreast of evolving information systems and data forensics tools
Protects the company from potential legal litigation and produces accurate results from digital evidence
Analyzes data and investigative information
Communicates with co-workers and management regarding case development in confidential manner
Provides findings reports and recommendations based on investigative findings
Prepares reports and documents case details, developments and outcomes
Networks with members of local trade associations and other groups of interest
Other duties as requested by management

Candidate Requirements
The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge and experience with the all version of the Windows Operating System.
Thorough understanding of malware, including trends, workflow and analysis.
Thorough understanding of information systems security; network architecture; general database concepts; document management; hardware and software troubleshooting; electronic mail systems, such as Exchange and Microsoft Office applications.
Understanding of firewalls and proxies; virus prevention and remediation; fundamental knowledge of Access control, encryption and security event log analysis.
Proficiency in conducting live analysis on networks and multiple platforms is desired.
Effective communication and presentation skills, including written and verbal communications.
Recognize the various families of malware and functions
Investigate workstations or servers to validate infections Recommend tools to better prevent/mitigate malware infections
Keep abreast of any new trends in malware and report on such
Take lead on any infection(s) and see the process to completion
Articulate in written and oral communication
Work effectively in teams or independently
Carry out detailed instructions; be detail oriented
Handle confidential and sensitive information with the utmost discretion
Address findings from Federal Cyber security audits including FISMA, OMB and OIG
Critical thinking, problem solving and the ability to endure long working hours is vital
The ability to work extremely well under pressure while maintaining a professional image and approach with clients is critical


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