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IBM Executive Consultant - Incident Response in Atlanta, Georgia


Information and Data are some of the most important organizational assets in today's businesses. As a Security Consultant, you will be a key advisor for IBM's clients, analyzing business requirements to design and implement the best security solutions for their needs. You will apply your technical skills to find the balance between enabling and securing the client's organization with the cognitive solutions that are making IBM the fastest growing enterprise security business in the world.

Your Role and Responsibilities

In this role you will have demonstrated skills in various elements of Incident Response, conducting complex computer intrusion investigations, and have a strong foundation in cyber security policy, operations and best practices; ideally in large enterprise environments. You will have proficiency with leading EDR tools as well as familiarity with forensic analysis tools such as X-Ways, EnCase Forensic or FTK and live response analysis. Furthermore, familiarity with Windows and Linux enterprise environments and systems such as Active Directory, Office 365, FWs, IPS/IDS, SIEMs, etc. is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. When not responding to breaches, you will conduct enterprise threat hunting, help clients develop incident response plans, facilitate tabletop and purple team exercises as well as provide other strategic security services related to incident response.

Security Consulting Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and advise senior and executive level clients regarding strategic and tactical processes of Incident Response.

  • Experience taking consultative approach to incident response: building relationships with key stakeholders, developing security strategies and roadmaps, prioritizing security initiatives and positioning appropriate solutions.

  • Advanced understanding of information security governance concepts, including familiarity with elements of cyber security incident response plans, incident response management, and lifecycle.

  • Accurately assess and evaluate client's needs, propose an appropriate and applicable service, and clearly communicate the solution to the customer.

  • A strong understanding of attacker methodologies, attack lifecycle, MITRE ATT&CK Framework, etc.

  • Ability to communicate technical findings & concepts to key stakeholders.

  • Strong ability to communicate to customers of varying technical levels.

  • Capable of producing high quality deliverables and reviewing deliverables produced by other team members.

Strategic Assessment Expertise (optional):

  • Examine and analyze available client internal policies, processes, and procedures to determine patterns and gaps at both a strategic and tactical levels. Recommend appropriate course of action to support maturing the client's incident response program and cyber security posture.

  • A strong familiarity with various security frameworks and standards such as ISO 27001/2, PCI DSS, NIST800-53, 800-171, and applicable data privacy laws and regulations.

  • Demonstrated experience with planning, scoping, and delivering technical and/or executive level tabletop exercises, with a focus on either tactical or strategic incident response processes. Ability to incorporate current trends and develop custom scenarios applicable to a client.

  • Diverse understanding of cyber security related vulnerabilities, common attack vectors, and mitigations.

  • Capable of developing strategic level incident response plans as well as tactical-focused playbooks.

  • Ability to manage tasks and coordinate work streams during incident response investigations.

If you are hired into a Colorado work location, the anticipated compensation range for the position 194,000 to 299,000 is based on a full-time schedule. Your ultimate compensation may vary depending on your job-related skills and experience. For part time roles, the compensation will be adjusted appropriately.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Forensic Analysis & Incident Response Skills:

  • Experience leading incident response consulting teams through large-scale cybersecurity incidents.

  • Experience 'coaching' breach victims through investigation, containment & remediation.

  • Familiarity with cyber crisis management & non-technical aspects of a cybersecurity incident (Legal, Compliance, Communications, etc.).

  • Deep understanding of attacker behavior and the threat landscape.

  • Experience developing and executing containment & remediation plans.

  • 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.

  • Experience with using and configuring Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) tools.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the behavior, security risks and controls of common network protocols.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of common applications used in Windows and Linux enterprise environment. Familiarity with Active Directory, Exchange and Office365 applications and logs.

  • Familiarity with cloud computing platforms like IBM Cloud, AWS, GCP or Azure.

  • Proficient in developing and reviewing deliverables for both technical and non-technical audiences.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with assessing and developing enterprise-wide policies and procedures for IT risk mitigation and incident response.

  • Experience leading incident response teams and managing tasks across all phases of an engagement.

  • Experience managing a team of consultants with skills similar to those described below.

  • Capable of working independently as well as providing leadership on internal projects and client engagements.

About Business UnitIBM is a leading provider of enterprise security solutions. Named by industry analysts as a leader in 12 security market segment categories, IBM Security is a multi-billion dollar business that is rapidly growing. In an industry focused on building walls, IBM Security is focused on creating an open, connected security ecosystem that leverages AI and cloud to help clients improve compliance, stop threats, and grow their business securely.

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*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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