Incident Response and Digital Forensics Analyst

Full Time Analyst Experienced

Incident Response and Digital Forensics Analyst 

Field Effect is looking for cyber security analysts for our incident response and digital forensics team. 

Why Field Effect? 

Field Effect is a rapidly growing company with an increasingly distributed global workforce that provides world-class managed cyber security solutions for businesses of all sizes. The company was founded by the brightest talents in cyber security, with a mission to remove the complexity of securing endpoints and networks by delivering monitoring and threat protection services that are easy to use and provide actionable insights. 

Incident Response Team 

Field Effect is often called on to respond to live incidents and perform digital forensics on past incidents. We are always looking to grow our team of analysts that handle evolving situations across a range of different IT environments and perform the detective work to piece through digital forensics data to uncover what really happened. Analysts on the team help organizations respond to and recover from incidents. They also assess the extent of an incident, recommend remediations to help avoid future incidents, and potentially help recover lost data. 

The Incident Response team faces interesting challenges that require a blend of technical expertise with the ability to distill information and communicate effectively. 

In this role, an analyst can leverage their expertise to directly help a range of clients. Analysts continually grow and learn through exposure to widely diverse and varied IT infrastructures. 

Incident response includes leveraging the Covalence platform and various forensics tools and platforms to perform disk, memory, and malware analysis. It can be very rewarding to help organizations respond to and recover from cyber attacks and know that you are making a difference. 

Are you the right fit? 

A Field Effect cyber analyst would demonstrate several attributes, including: 

  • A thorough understanding of Windows Enterprise Networks and Windows operating systems. 
  • Experience with digital forensics tools and techniques. 
  • Strong analytical thinking, and the ability to spot patterns, trends and reason through problems. 
  • Clear and effective communication in writing. 
  • Having a deep curiosity and the ability to follow and investigate leads. 
  • Patient, meticulous and thorough to uncover the root causes. 
  • React quickly and calmly to high-pressure situations, making good decisions on the appropriate course of action. 
  • Ability to take a wide, high-level perspective to prioritize, then drill down and get deep in the weeds. 

At Field Effect, we invest in our people and help them grow professionally. Having existing knowledge and a passion for the following skills would be an asset to the role: 

  • Understanding of the modern Internet, protocols, cyber threats, and malware. 
  • Network analysis and packet capture using tools like Wireshark and Tshark. 
  • Application protocol analysis. 
  • Data and metadata analysis using tools like Python and ELK. 
  • Malware reverse engineering, kill chain analysis, and vulnerability research. 
  • Broad general IT knowledge, including Windows enterprise networks, operating systems, and virtualized and cloud-based infrastructure. 
  • Knowledge of cyber security practices, challenges, tools, and techniques. 
  • Administration of security and networking software and hardware, including firewalls, proxies, SIEMs, Snort, and Suricata. 
  • The ability to efficiently and effectively program in interpreted languages, especially Python. 
  • Experience with penetration testing and vulnerability detection. 
  • Thriving in a collaborative environment, both asking for and providing help. 

Candidates will typically have either a College or University degree in fields such as Computer Science, Software Engineering, Network Administration, or a related field with a strong focus on cyber security. Equivalent experience will also be considered. 

If this sounds like a good fit with you, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you. 

The candidate(s) selected for the next phase of the hiring process will be contacted directly.

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