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Information Security Specialist


This is a Full-time position in Dallas, TX posted April 8, 2021.

Our client is a solid fast growing IT Solutions Provider that specializes in broad range of IT solutions for Enterprise clients, including for Networking, Security, Data Center and Cloud solutions. Their Cyber Security Practice is exploding with growth and they are expanding their team of elite Incident Response Consultants/Investigators to handle major client cyber security events (e.g., ransomware, malware, etc.). This is a great opportunity to join this highly sought-after team in a senior role, and take your career to the next level.

Exciting benefits of this position are…

  • Join a solid, growing, and well respected Technology Solutions Provider that is focused on latest technologies and solutions.
  • Award-winning company culture; Ranked “one of the best” tech companies to work.
  • Unlimited career growth opportunity; Working with 150+ brilliant engineers
  • Lucrative compensation, comprehensive benefits, and 100% work from home flexibility

The Role:
The position will focus on working with clients to handling the full lifecycle of activities in response to a cyber security incident response event or cyber security breach.

  • Lead and coordinate the response and recovery activities from cybersecurity incidents involving ransomware, business email compromises, and other malicious attacks.
  • Possess proficiency in all phases of the Incident Response Lifecycle: Preparation, Detection & Analysis, Containment, Eradication & Recovery, and Post Incident Activities.
  • Experienced in messaging platforms, virtualization, network security, and backup solution platforms.

Key aspects of the role::

  • Investigate network intrusions and cybersecurity incidents to determine the cause and extent of the breach. Includes ability to perform host-based and network-based analysis across all major operating systems and network device platforms.
  • Quickly classify an incident and guide the team towards the necessary course of action.
  • Preserve, extract, and analyze data from electronic data sources, including laptop and desktop computers, servers, and mobile devices and possess chain of custody knowledge.
  • Produce oral and written work product, presenting complex technical matters clearly and concisely. Form and articulate expert opinions based on analysis.
  • Collaborate with Risk Management team to identify and consider privacy, compliance, regulatory, and legal issues in incident response cases.
  • Consult/Collaborate with executive management teams, services leaders, clients, and stakeholders regarding case investigation and status.
  • Develop and refine policies and procedures for incident response and forensic analysis.
  • Participate in technical meetings and working groups to address issues related to cybersecurity and incident preparedness and ability to create targeted remediation plans for clients who have been compromised.
  • Work with insurance companies, breach coaches, law enforcement agencies and forensic companies during Incident response.
  • Plan and validate customer Incident Response plans.

Required Experience

  • Must have 5+ years of experience with cyber security related activities and familiarity with network security vulnerabilities, exploits, attached, and malware.
  • Must have 2+ years of experience in an incident response and/or a digital forensic focused role, including experience conducting analysis/investigation and containment of potential data breeches or cyber security incidents.
  • Must have 5+ years of IT experience; data center, network administrator, application, cloud, and/or infrastructure.

The following are considered preferred/nice-to-have skills:

  • 3+ years of experience conducting vulnerability assessments and penetration testing, as well as, working with operating systems (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android) and their file systems (ext3/4, HFS+, APFS, NTFS, exFat, etc.). Proficiency with MS Office applications.
  • 3+ years of experience with cloud infrastructures for the enterprise, such as AWS, G Suite, Office 365, and Azure, as well as experience with command line tools (PowerShell, grep, sed, awk) python, and other programming languages.
  • 3+ years of experience with security operations in SOC/NOC.
  • Certifications: GCFE, GCIH, CCE, EnCE, CISA or equivalent digital forensics/incident response certification.
  • Proficiency with data base querying and analysis as well as knowledge of general attach stages (e.g., foot printing and scanning, enumeration, gaining access, escalation of privileges, maintain access, network exploitation, covering tracks, etc.).

Our client company offers a lucrative compensation plan, a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, life, AD&D, flex and 401k, company car, and a stable work environment with a family oriented company culture, plus lots of great perks.