EY Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst III in Sacramento, California
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Technology has always been at the heart of what we do and deliver at EY. We need technology to keep an organization the size of ours working efficiently. We have 250,000 people in more than 140 countries, all of whom rely on secure technology to be able to do their job every single day. Everything from the laptops we use, to the ability to work remotely on our mobile devices and connecting our people and our clients, to enabling hundreds of internal tools and external solutions delivered to our clients. Technology solutions are integrated in the client services we deliver and is key to us being more innovative as an organization.
EY Technology supports our technology needs through three business units:
Client Technology (CT) - focuses on developing new technology services for our clients. It enables EY to identify new technology-based opportunities faster and pursue those opportunities more rapidly.
Enterprise Workplace Technology (EWT) – EWT supports our Core Business Services functions and will deliver fit-for-purpose technology infrastructure at the cheapest possible cost for quality services. EWT will also support our internal technology needs by focusing on a better user experience.
Information Security (Info Sec) - Info Sec prevents, detects, responds and mitigates cyber-risk, protecting EY and client data, and our information management systems.
Cyber Triage and Forensics (CTF) Incident Analyst will work as a senior member of the technical team responsible for security incident response for EY. The candidate will work as an escalation point for suspect or confirmed security incidents. Responsibilities include performing digital forensic analysis, following security incident response best practices, malware analysis, identify indicators of compromise, support remediation or coordinate remediation efforts of a security incident, and develop documentation to support the security incident response process.
Your key responsibilities
Investigate, coordinate, bring to resolution, and report on security incidents as they are escalated or identified
Forensically analyze end user systems and servers found to have possible indicators of compromise
Analysis of artifacts collected during a security incident/forensic analysis
Identify security incidents through ‘Hunting’ operations within a SIEM and other relevant tools
Interface and communicate with server owners, system custodians, and IT contacts to pursue security incident response activities, including: obtaining access to systems, digital artifact collection, and containment and/or remediation actions
Provide consultation and assessment on perceived security threats
Maintain, manage, improve and update security incident process and protocol documentation
Regularly provide reporting and metrics on case work
Resolution of security incidents by identifying root cause and solutions
Analyze findings in investigative matters, and develop fact based reports
Be on-call to deliver global incident response
Skills and attributes for success
Resolution of security incidents by identifying root cause and solutions
Analyze findings in investigative matters, and develop fact-based reports
Demonstrated integrity and judgment within a professional environment
Ability to appropriately balance work/personal priorities
To qualify for the role, you must have
Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or a related field
5+ years experience in incident response, computer forensics analysis and/or malware reverse engineering;
Understanding of security threats, vulnerabilities, and incident response;
Understanding of electronic investigation, forensic tools, and methodologies, including: log correlation and analysis, forensically handling electronic data, knowledge of the computer security investigative processes, malware identification and analysis;
Be familiar with legalities surrounding electronic discovery and analysis;
Experience with SIEM technologies (i.e. Splunk);
Deep understanding of both Windows and Unix/Linux based operating systems;
Ideally, you’ll also
Hold or be willing to pursue related professional certifications such as GCFE, GCFA or GCIH
Background in security incident response in Cloud-based environments, such as Azure
Programming skills in Powershell, Python and/or C/C++ Understanding of the best security practices for network archtecture and server configuration
What we look for
Demonstrated integrity in a professional environment
Ability to work independently
Have a global mind-set for working with different cultures and backgrounds
Knowledgeable in business industry standard security incident response process, procedures, and life-cycle
Excellent teaming skills
Excellent social, communication, and writing skills
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 $87,200 to $158,200. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $104,600 to $179,00. 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.
Please apply to this role only through the ‘Apply’ link (not through the local office). Your application will then be routed to the appropriate recruiting team
The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.
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