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Senior Consultant - Incident Response
Consulting & Professional Services
Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. With cloud and managed security services, integrated technologies and a team of security experts, ethical hackers and researchers, Trustwave enables businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance programs. Trustwave delivers automated, efficient and cost-effective threat, vulnerability and compliance management. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago, with customers in 96 countries. For more information about Trustwave, visit
SpiderLabs is Trustwave's elite security team focused on digital forensics, incident response, penetration testing, application security and threat intelligence.
You will join the North American Incident Response team. Preference will be given to applicants based in DC, Reston or Chicago. Your primary role will be assisting customers prepare for and respond to computer security breaches and will need to be prepared to work with both small and large organizations of varying levels of technical maturity. Your work will be a mix of going onsite to investigate breaches, conducting remote analysis, running table top exercises and attack simulations, testing detection and response tools and implementations and assisting in the writing of Incident Response Plans. You will also be required to qualify as a PCI Forensic Investigator.
Experience Requirements, the ideal applicant will:
Have several years of experience in digital forensics and/or incident response.
Is happy to work independently, and get engaged in online chats with a globally distributed team.
Experience with forensic tools, you will have access to Encase, X-ways, IEF/Axiom, Carbon Black and Countertack along with whatever open source tools you prefer and other commercial tools you can convince us to buy.
Have experience with compromises involving web applications.
Must be fluent in English, both written and spoken. French, Spanish or Portuguese is a plus but not a requirement.
Be a fast and lifelong learner
Be comfortable chasing malware through systems and familiar with persistence mechanisms, injection methods and detection/evasion techniques.
Ability to lead teams of both direct as well as indirect reports
Ability to foster and develop strong client relationships.
Be able to decode base64 and write python script.
Knowledge of key forensic artifacts in both Windows and *Nix systems. Be able to articulate their significance to an investigation.
Experience in payment card forensics (under the PCI PFI program) desirable.
Experience with scripting in Perl/Python/Ruby very desirable.
Experience with both desktop-based and server-based forensics.
Comfortable working in a *nix environment.
Contributions to the DFIR community, Blog, twitter, git repos.
Conference presentations (but paid marketing events don't count).
Penetration testing experience.
Knowledge of and demonstrable experience with a wide range of different attack tools.
Application testing skills.
Reverse engineering skills.
Demonstrated leadership experience
Strong report writing skills (yes this is the third time we have mentioned it)
Strong communications skills
Ability to travel (primarily domestically and Canada) approx. 25%
Ability to work independently and communicate with clients.
Ability to identify potential new business opportunities within the client base.
We prefer college-educated applicants, but at minimum, high school diploma or equivalent is required for employment.
Trustwave is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
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