Senior Incident Response Senior Consultant

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
ID
2019-3058
Category
Client Services
Type
Regular Full-Time
Travel
0-20%
Govt Clearance Level
Secret

Overview

Interested in working with talented people to help develop innovative solutions to some of society’s most complex and challenging problems?  We are Guidehouse, a leading consulting firm serving the public sector and commercial clients with specialized capabilities in strategy, technology, and risk management.  You may not yet know our name, but we have a rich history.  Guidehouse is a combination of PwC’s former public sector practice and Navigant’s deep expertise in energy, financial services and healthcare.

 

We offer an exciting, fast-paced environment that fosters intellectual growth and rewards individuals based on impact, not tenure. Our firm is at the forefront of an emerging model solving complex problems that stretch across government and private companies, affording our people the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of the consulting profession. By focusing on markets facing transformational change, technology-driven innovation, and significant regulatory pressure, our employees also develop and deploy world class knowledge and problem solving that leads to breakthrough solutions.

Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will be highly technical and should possess an advanced understanding across a broad range of security technologies and will take a proactive approach to cyber incidents. The candidate should have several years of experience working with each phase of the Incident Response Life Cycle in NIST and ISO standards and should have hands-on experience in creating and executing cyber hunting missions. The candidate must be a world-class problem-solver with the ability to handle challenges under pressure. The ideal candidate will have experience and proven track record of finding and responding to cyber threats and incidents. As a key member of the Cyber Security Solutions Incident Response offering team, flexibility and broad knowledge of security processes, along with strong communication and collaboration skills will result in a successful candidate.  A successful candidate would possess direct hands-on expertise in the following areas of information security: knowledge of information security solutions including data loss prevention; intrusion detection and prevention; network security monitoring; and vulnerability management in global environments. 

 

Responsibilities include assessing private sector client and public sector agency IT environments for incident response readiness and post incident responsiveness including forensic investigation and the recommendation of best practices to reduce the impact of current cyber incidents and reduce the likelihood of occurrence of future cyber incidents.  Tasks may include the following activities depending on the specific client engagement.

 

1. Monitor and analyze Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) logs to identify security issues for remediation.

2. Recognize potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information.

3. Communicate alerts to clients regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications and operating systems.

4. Recommend counter-measures and mitigating controls.  Must be able to review multiple data sources to gather Indications and Warnings and Attack Sensing and Warnings information.

5. Perform periodic and on-demand system audits and vulnerability assessments, including user accounts, application access, file system and external Web integrity scans to determine compliance.

6. Prepare incident reports of analysis methodology and results.

7. Maintain current knowledge of relevant cyber security technologies.

8. Must have a good understanding of networks at a packet level. Must be able to analyze packet captures at the expert level.

9. Must have experience using computer network defense (CND) tools to detect network attack; these tools are:

- Enterprise Security Information and Event Management Systems (SIEM).

- Intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS; IPS).

- Web Content monitoring systems (WebSense; Bluecoat).

        - Firewall and syslog logs.

Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Computer Science or Cyber Security.

10-15 years’ experience in cyber security risk management, cyber security operations, and incident response.

Excellent analytical and written and verbal communication skills

Industry certification: CISSP, CEH, GIAC

 

Desired:

 

    Masters Degree in Computer Science or Cyber Security

 

Security Clearance: Secret

Additional Requirements

  • This position requires successful completion of a background check and employment verification.
  • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

 

Disclaimer

About Guidehouse 

With a unique blend of large firm resources and an entrepreneurial collaborative culture, Guidehouse is where your purpose, passion, and expertise transforms organizations.

Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges with a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change, technology-driven innovation and significant regulatory pressure. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, we help clients create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare them for future growth and success.  Headquartered in Washington DC, the company has more than 7,000 professionals in more than 50 locations.

If you’re passionately motivated to make a difference and deliver exceptional work, we invite you to learn more about your career opportunities at www.guidehouse.com

Additional Requirements

  • This position requires successful completion of a background check and employment verification.
  • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

Disclaimers

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

 

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

 

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

 

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

 

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

 

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life
  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
  • Skills Development & Certifications
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

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