Director of Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) Austin & Chicago

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Our client, a rapidly expanding security advisory firm specializing in Data Breach Response and Risk Management has an immediate opening for an experienced Director based in Chicago or Austin. 

The Director of Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) will play a significant role in hiring consultants, client retention and relationship building, DFIR methodology development, scoping and leading engagements, mentoring project teams, and leading growth efforts at the strategic leadership level.

Required Skills:

  • 10 or more years of consulting experience in digital forensics and incident response
  • Experience with forensic processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of extant vulnerabilities and threat landscape
  • Experience using forensics tools such as EnCase, FTK, SleuthKit, Volatility, etc.
  • Analysis experience and operational understanding of one or more major operating systems
  • Knowledge of common malware persistence mechanisms
  • Experience identifying and triaging malware
  • Experience leading technical breach response teams in fast-paced environments
  • Industry leader with media and public speaking experience, deeply embedded in information security community
  • Strategic mindset but also detail-oriented and hands-on ability to lead high-level discussion on DFIR technology strategy and approach both internally and externally
  • Ability to work quickly, willingness to work on ad hoc assignments, work independently or leading teams as needed
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop unique and creative solutions to problems on the fly
  • Willingness to learn with cutting edge technologies and techniques to solve complex customer issues
  • Ability to manage clients, lead meetings, and manage multiple project teams concurrently
  • Ability to quickly develop and maintain rapport with clients
  • Demonstrated ability to cross-sell or upsell existing clients and generate new business
  • Experience managing complex budgets
  • Ability to allocate staff to various projects quickly and efficiently
  • Willingness to travel as required

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