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Information Security – CIRT Intern

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00641956


- Job description

Organization: Corporate Functions/Information Security

Location: Chicago, IL


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 435,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at


People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.


Job Description

Security professionals develop and deliver solutions that protect enterprise systems, applications and data by establishing policies, practices and tools that prevent unauthorized access, use, disclosure, modification or disruption.The Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT) is responsible for conducting investigations, responding to network intrusions, and providing electronic discovery services. 

In investigations, 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 and trafficking of pornography on the Internet or Accenture's intranet, as well as other types of fraud. 

For Incident Response, CIRT is responsible for coordinating with the numerous groups which could be involved in responding to intrusions, as well as conducting follow-up investigations to such incidents.

Responsibilities may include:
-Creating forensic images of hard drives
-Cataloging electronic media
-Forensic hard drive duplication
-Data recovery
-Malware analysis
-Perform forensic analysis on electronic media

The internship roles require previous technical and computer operating system aptitude/knowledge. For the most positive internship experience, people with demonstrated academic excellence in the following majors/backgrounds are encouraged to apply:
-Computer Science
-Computer Forensics
Basic Qualifications
Accenture Analysts are forward-thinking, well-rounded people with a record of outstanding academic performance and high learning agility. We’re looking for individuals who can work in an open and entrepreneurial way.
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant subject area with an expected graduation date between May 2020 – December 2020
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
Preferred Qualifications
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s with an expected graduation date between May 2020 and December 2020
  • Preferred Majors:
    • Computer Science / Computer Engineering or similar Engineering degree
    • Information Assurance
    • Information Security / Cyber Security
    • Management Information Systems / Information Technology
  • High-level knowledge of laws related to computer intrusions and data privacy requirements
  • Analytical mindset
  • Detail-oriented
  • Data Privacy
  • Windows 2000 – Windows 7
  • hardware 
  • Ability to manipulate and present data using MS Excel and Power Point
Job Requirements
  • Must complete 10-12 week summer analyst program in Chicago office (typically begin in late-May/early-June and end in early/mid-August)
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. 
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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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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