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Sr. Consultant Incident Response & Proactive Services-IBM X-Force IRIS

Job Id : 5425

Jobtitle : Sr. Consultant Incident Response & Proactive Services-IBM X-Force IRIS

Location : San Jose, CA

Company Name : IBM

Industry : Information Technology

Salary : $67,000 - $79,000  YEAR

Job type : Fulltime

Posted on: 2019-09-11

Required Skills : Communication Skill, Windows, Unix, EnCase, FTK, X-Ways, Forensics

Benefits : No benefits are available

Role and ResponsibilitiesThe ideal candidate will have demonstrated skills in Incident Response, conducting computer intrusion investigations, and have a strong foundation in cyber security policy, operations and best practices; ideally in large enterprise environments.

The candidate will have proficiency with leading EDR tools such as MIR/HX, Falcon Host, or Carbon Black as well as familiarity with forensic analysis tools such as X-Ways, EnCase Forensic or FTK and live response analysis. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. When not responding to breaches, the candidate will conduct enterprise threat hunting, help clients develop incident response plans, facilitate tabletop exercises and provide other strategic security services related to incident response. The consultant will manage all aspects of a security engagement from inception to completion.

The application of formal and structured methodologies to provide customers with a consistent level of quality that reflects the knowledge and experience of IBM is a must.

The candidate will develop and present accurate and timely deliverables to customers outlining appropriate technical solutions, next steps, and accurate conclusions. Finally, the candidate must possess a strong ability to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of incident response and security policies & programs in use. Consultants are required to work within occasional 24x7 requirements, 40% travel both domestic and international.

Forensic Analysis & Incident Response Skills:

  • Ability to forensically analyze both Windows & Unix systems for evidence of compromise.
  • Proficiency with industry standard forensic tools such as EnCase, FTK, X-Ways, Sleuthkit.
  • Knowledge of Windows & Unix forensic artifacts.
  • Ability to communicate technical findings & concepts to key stakeholders.
  • Experience performing log analysis locally and via SIEM/log aggregation tool.
  • Experience hunting threat actors in large enterprise networks.
  • Experience with leading Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) tools.


Network Forensics Skills:

  • Analyze and/or decipher packet captures from network protocol analyzers (Wireshark, TCPdump, etc).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the behavior, security risks and controls of common network protocols.
  • Possess understanding of techniques and practices used to encode and encrypt common network traffic and common attacks on these controls.
  • Ability to utilize NetFlow data to identify the sources of network attacks.
  • Familiarity with the tools and techniques required to analyze & reverse diverse protocols and data traversing a network environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the architecture, deployment, benefits and weaknesses of network security proxies, common log formats and flow of data in a wired or wireless network environment.


Required Professional and Technical Expertise

  • At least 3 years of experience in technical and consulting skills with subject matter expertise in one or more of the following specialties: incident response, computer forensics and/or network security.
  • At least 3 years in a high level of hands-on experience with hardware/software tools used in incident response, computer forensics, network security assessments, and/or application security.
  • At least 3 years of experience in Windows and Unix operating systems.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of network protocols, network devices, computer security devices, secure architecture & system administration in support of computer forensics & network security operations.


Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise

  • Certified in CISSP, ENCE, CCE, GCFA, GCIA, GCIH, CHFI, QSA or equivalent.



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