As a Security Consultant within Verizon’s Investigative Response Team, the candidate will be expected to serve a 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 caseload. The candidate will be responsible for integrity in analysis, quality in client deliverables, as well as gathering caseload intelligence. The position will operate within 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.
The candidate will be expected to possess solid IT technical experience, strong communication skills, and must be technically able to hit the ground running in most any backoffice environment. The candidate must be well-versed and capable of leading an engagement in at least 2 of our core offerings: PCI-related IR/Forensics investigations, Financial Services, Intellectual Property, Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), Expert Witness/Litigation Support, IR Training, eDiscovery, Mobile Phone Forensics.
The candidate must also 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 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 and the ability to endure long working hours and up to 50% travel is vital.
The ability to work extremely well under pressure, while maintaining confidentiality, and a professional image and approach with customers is critical. This position requires competency in the tools, techniques, and methodologies surrounding incident response, computer forensics, and eDiscovery. 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. If the candidate does not already possess a current PCI QSA/QIRA or GCFA certification, they should have the background and requirements in order to successfully achieve one within the first 6 months of employment.
B.A. or B.S. degree and 4+ years of related industry experience. The successful candidate will have a combination of education and experience related to the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. Previous experience in a security professional services consulting firm is desirable. 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. A successful candidate should have experience in electronic crimes law enforcement, military intelligence, or with a security professional services organization.
A strong background in evidentiary procedures, volatile criminal/civil situations, fraud analysis and IR fundamentals are ideal.
Verizon will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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