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IBM Executive Consultant- IBM Security X-Force Incident Response in Brussels, Belgium


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, analysing 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.

As an Executive Consultant for the IBM Security X-Force Incident Response (X-Force IR) team, you will be responsible for the growth and delivery of X-Force IR services. You will lead a team of consultants who are responding to high profile cybersecurity incidents within our clients' enterprise networks. You will work with our clients to proactively prevent and detect future cybersecurity incidents. You will serve as a trusted advisor to our clients, helping to shape their cybersecurity program. You will collaborate with internal IBM stakeholders to provide integrated solutions to our clients' most challenging problems.

Your Role and Responsibilities

In this role you will have demonstrated skills in various elements of Incident Response, conducting computer intrusion investigations, and have a strong foundation in cybersecurity 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.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

'Required Security Consulting Skills:

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

  • Advanced understanding of information security governance concepts, including familiarity with elements of cybersecurity 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.

In this role you must have 10 years of technical and professional experience in the following:

  • Experience in technical and consulting skills with subject matter expertise in one or more of the following specialties: incident response, systems administration, disaster recovery, computer forensics and/or network security.

  • Experience managing technical security projects either as a consultant or internal security practitioner.

  • A thorough understanding of network protocols, network devices, computer security devices, secure architecture & system administration in support of computer forensics & network security operations.

  • Significant hands-on experience with hardware/software tools used in incident response, computer forensics, network security assessments, and/or application security.

  • 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.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

'* Diverse understanding of cybersecurity 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.

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