Job Description

The Cyber Incident Response Team Investigations (CIRT) is primarily responsible for conducting investigations and assisting in responding to network infrastructure events.

Conducting Investigations – Primary Responsibilities
CIRT is responsible for establishing a chain of custody for evidence, conducting necessary computer forensics, including bit stream backups of suspect media and hard drive analysis. Investigations may include embezzlement, intellectual property theft, harassment, fraud, business ethics violations, etc. CIRT's assistance also extends to mail file reviews and e-mail tracing as needed in support of these investigations. CIRT also, on occasion, provides technical support to Human Resources and Accenture Legal & Commercial offices in conducting internal investigations.

Responding to Network Intrusions and/or Incidents – Secondary Responsibilities
CIRT is responsible for coordinating with numerous groups which could be involved in responding to intrusions, as well as conducting follow-up investigations to such incidents.

Responsibilities May Include:
* Managing evidence with proper chain of custody procedures

* Assist with computer incident investigations, determining the cause of the security incident and preserving evidence for potential legal action
* Perform forensic analysis on computers, phones, and any other digital media
* Interface with business function owners, legal, human resources, technical personnel and others
* Make recommendations on corrective action for incidents
* Assess artifacts/close incident vulnerability -- preserve technical evidence
* Produce security incident and investigation reports/briefings
* Travel on site for incident response and data collection

Working Arrangements:

  • Travel requirements 0-5%


  • Reports to: Senior Forensic investigators / Local CIRT management


Required skills:

  • Solid knowledge of computer equipment
  • Understanding of computer operating systems (Windows, iOS, &/or Linux)
  • Security analysis skills, including ability to analyze logs to detect required information and patterns
  • Ability to manipulate and present data
  • Above average problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strong sense of ethics & values, ability to handle confidential situations with discretion
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Strong willingness to learn and grow within the role

Nice to have skills:

  • Experience in IT security, network security or related experience
  • Experience with forensic tools like FTK, EnCase, Nuix, Axiom, SIFT, etc.
  • Programming and scripting skills
  • Certification or education: BSc or equivalent in cryptography, data mining, computer science, communication technology, computer security and/or related certification

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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