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Forensics and Integrity Services - Cyber Threat Investigations Senior

Location:  San Francisco
Other locations:  Anywhere in Region
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Nov 2, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  1029562

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


Successful organizations depend on their reputation for keeping promises, respecting laws and behaving ethically to maintain stakeholder trust. EY Forensic & Integrity Services professionals help organizations protect and restore enterprise and financial reputation. We assist companies and their legal counsel to investigate facts, resolve disputes and manage regulatory challenges. We put integrity at the heart of compliance programs to help better manage ethical and reputational risks.


Embracing integrity means doing what you say you will do, with unerring commitment. This can make it easier to attract and retain talented people and harness their skills to grow your business. A foundation built on integrity is critical because today’s talent values purpose-driven organizations. It can also help you develop stronger partnerships with suppliers and work more effectively with employees, investors, regulators and influencers. Our integrated approach ranges from enhancements in areas of perceived weakness or issues — including governance, controls, culture and data insights — to full organizational design and structural implementation.


 The opportunity   With significant recent investment, we’re experiencing rapid growth in this area. Our Discovery team is working with industry- leading eDiscovery technologies to develop innovative solutions to some of the most challenging information risk management issues around. Since we work with such a diverse portfolio of clients across industries, you can expect to take on a wide range of eDiscovery challenges, making this a great place to develop your technical and business knowledge.  


A position has arisen for a Cyber Threat Investigation Senior to join the business, supporting the Cyber Forensics team on cyber incident response, insider threat, and various digital forensic investigations. This is an ideal opportunity to develop you career in the consulting space, to work on a diverse portfolio of projects, gaining exposure to a fast – paced market with evolving challenges.


Your key responsibilities   In this role you will support digital forensic and incident response (DFIR) engagements, end to end cyber security incident response activities, investigate threat events detected in client environments, deliver high quality reports to the client, support client teams on remote sites and support the delivery of long-term cyber threat investigation projects, both on site and remotely. Where necessary, you may also deploy to client sites to undertake cyber related investigations.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Take responsibility for high quality execution and delivery of specific parts of an eDiscovery engagement
  • Develop yourself and others through seeking and offering on-the-job coaching and feedback - Oversee multiple projects ensuring the work meets the client’s needs
  • Use technology to continually learn and share your knowledge with other team members
  • Nurture relationships with professionals in other service lines and seek opportunities to work together
  • Maintain a strong focus on the client and be responsive to their requests

To qualify for the role you must have


  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in cyber security and/or incident response
  • Extensive knowledge in building data privacy controls for structured and unstructured data
  • An in-depth understanding of computer forensic and cyber security principles including intrusion response and network monitoring
  • Working knowledge of hardware configuration and network / data communications, software development and scripting, and database technology and database exploitation / forensics
  • Experience with evidence seizure and conducting intelligence analysis
  • Ability to automate tasks using a scripting language (Python, Perl, Ruby)
  • Understanding of attacker indicators of compromise and tactics techniques and procedures and organizing them so they can be applied to current and future investigations
  • Knowledge of Windows, Unix and Mac host-based forensics and command line


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Formal industry cyber threat qualification such as Advanced Threat Detection and Incident Response, GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst and advance Threat Hunting or GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
  • An advanced degree or at least one professional certification, such as EnCE, CCE, CCFP, GCFA, GNFA, GCFE, CFCE, GCIH, GREM
  • Track record with a leading consulting firm or government agency


What we look for   We are interested in entrepreneurs who have the confidence to develop and promote a brand-new strategic vision both internally and externally. You will be business savvy with a passion for innovation as well as the motivation to create your own EY journey.


What we offer


We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Plus, we offer:


  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.



What we offer

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business.  The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $88,300 to $145,800. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $160,000 to $165,600.  Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography.  In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.


  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


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