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Cyber Incident Response Analyst

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00509870


- Job description

Title: Cyber Incident Response Analyst
Organization: Corporate Functions/Information Security 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Job Description

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

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, and trafficking of pornography on the Internet or Accenture's intranet. 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
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.
This position will be primarily responsible for forensic evidence management and eDiscovery preservation as well as other responsibilities as described below. 
  • Managing evidence with proper chain of custody procedures
  • Forensic imaging of digital media
  • Creating and maintain virtualized server environment
  • Organizing and tracking eDiscovery matters
  • Understanding and performing basic forensic investigations
  • Recovering data from failing media
  • Maintaining and researching new hardware and software for forensic application

Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 1 year information security, technical support, or server administration experience

Preferred Qualification:

·         Good understanding of data networking and computer hardware / operating systems

·         Ability to manipulate and present data using MS Excel and Power Point

·         Basic understanding of forensics and intrusion detection

·         Experience with Unix / Linux

·         Involvement in creating a virtualized environment

·         Understanding chain of custody requirements

·         Programming skills - PowerShell, Python and/or SQL

·         Experience using Encase Forensics Tool

·         IT Security Architecture

·         High level understanding of Apple hardware / software

·         EnCE, CISSP, CISA, CCSA, CCSE, MCSE and/or other industry relevant certification

·         Previous experience with:

o    Checkpoint, Juniper or Netscreen Firewalls

o    Cisco networking equipment

o    Java, Microsoft .NET


Professional skills

·         Above average problem solving skills

·         Very strong sense of ethics/values – ability to handle confidential investigations with discretion

·         Excellent organizational skills

·         Strong oral and written communication skills

·         Capacity to work independently and within a team environment

·         Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload with minimal supervision

·         Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

·         Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
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