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Federal - Cyber Incident Response Team Consultant

Job Location: VA - Arlington, VA - Chantilly

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00627993


- Job description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Chantilly, VA

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

The ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Analyze security events and logs
  • Differentiate between true security events and false positives
  • Perform skilled analysis to determine root cause
  • Create and track  investigations to resolution
  • Advising incident responders in the steps to take to investigate and resolve computer security incidents
  • Stay up-to-date with current vulnerabilities, attacks and countermeasures
  • Produce and present metrics supporting proactive identification of risk; escalating and providing recommended mitigations of issues and concerns
  • Process and convey technical details clearly to a range of audiences, both in writing and verbally.
  • Communicate effectively and clearly to leadership with relevant level of detail.
  • The Cyber Incident Response Consultant is expected to work independently, delivering timely solutions without direct supervision.

Basic Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship required
  • Bachelor's Degree in an IT field
  • 3+ years of Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Security Operations Center (SOC) or Information Security related experience

  • 1+ years experience of host based forensics and/or root cause analysis

Preferred Skill Requirements:

  • Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience in writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple objectives with overlapping time constraints
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a team member

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 
Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

Accenture is a federal contractor, an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity 
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.
Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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