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IBM Cyber Security Forensic Analyst - IBM CISO in Phoenix, Arizona


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Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM is seeking a Cyber Security Forensic Analyst professional to work on the Cyber Security Incident Response team

(CSIRT). This position requires a security professional with strong technical skills and critical thinking ability, who will be

responsible for conducting highly technical and confidential investigations (e.g. data loss, advanced persistent threats,

malware analysis, etc).

In this role you will be responsible for conducting forensic investigations and analysis in support of cyber incidents that are reported

into the CSIRT team. You will triage and conduct thorough examinations of all types of digital

media within a heterogeneous environment, you will determine containment and/or remediation activities that may be

required as well as identify potential threats. You will be responsible for reporting and collaborating with the different areas of business and you will be responsible for providing relevant lessons learned and output that can be fed into the IBM threat landscape.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Conduct examination of digital media (hard drives, network traffic, mobile phones, etc.).

  • Capture / analyze network traffic for indications of compromise.

  • Review log-based data, both in raw form and utilizing SIEM or aggregation tools.

  • Employ best practices and forensically sound principals such as evidence handling and chain of custody.

  • Perform live network assessments using leading packet capture and analysis software tools.

  • Establish timelines and patterns of activity based on multiple data sources.

  • Identify, document and prepare reports on relevant findings.

  • Utilize varied forensic software such as X-Ways, Encase, SIFT, Plaso, etc.

  • Review events in EDR consoles and perform containment actions when necessary.

  • Effectively communicate with clients to establish timelines, manage expectations, and report findings.

  • Work weekend on-call shifts that are scheduled in advance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated computer forensic investigations experience.

  • Expert-level knowledge of common attack vectors and penetration techniques.

  • Solid working knowledge of networking technology and tools, firewalls, proxies, IDS/IPS, encryption.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of forensic tools such as X-Ways, Encase, SIFT, Plaso.

  • Excellent general writing skills in presenting information in a non-technical manner; business case construction,

  • proposals, and plans.

  • Ability to successfully lead and facilitate information gathering meetings with client senior-level employees.

  • Ability to collaborate with fellow analysts and other stakeholders to conduct efficient analysis.

  • Experience managing large and small scale cyber security incidents.

  • Ability to coach and train junior level analysts in industry best practices and methodologies.

  • An ability to understand and correlate strategic decisions/methodologies into their practical application at an

  • operational level.

  • Demonstrated understanding of database structures and SQL.

  • Experience analyzing Linux operating systems.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

You will be required to have a minimum of 2-3 years of the following experience:

  • IT Security Digital Forensics experience.

  • Incident Response experience in a global corporate enterprise.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Relevant certifications, such as: GCFA, GCFA, EnCE, CFCE, CCE, DFCP, GREM, GCIA, GCIH, CSIH.

  • Strong understanding of networking protocols.

  • Experience in fast-paced investigations.

  • Experience with programming or scripting languages.

  • Experience with Q-Rader SIEM tool is a plus.

  • Experience with EDR platforms, such as Crowdstrike Falcon and Microsoft Defender ATP.

  • Experience with cloud computing platforms, e.g. IBM Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Azure.

  • Experience with host virtualization platforms, e.g. VMware, Hyper-V.

  • Experience with application container technologies, e.g. Docker.

  • System administration skills for Windows and Linux.

  • Ability to present highly technical information to non-technical audiences.

About Business Unit

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Location Statement

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Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.