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Principal Incident Response Investigator - Location Negotiable

Business and Financial Operations


Full Time


Sylvania, Ohio, United States

Our Cyber Investigation and Forensic Response (CIFR) practice is rapidly growing, and we are hiring mid to very senior level incident response and threat hunting professionals to work with our F500 enterprise customers. With our recent acquisitions we continue to enhance our incident response, threat hunting, forensics, threat intelligence, and purple teaming capabilities.   

With Accenture Security, you will be part of a specialized team to respond to some of the largest and most complex data breaches around the world, as well as conduct cyber threat hunting in some of the most complex business environments, leveraging a variety of tools and techniques. You will work in a fast paced and highly collaborative environment along with a diverse team of talent, in support of one mission – providing expert incident response services to Accenture customers

Job Functions

  • Lead end-to-end incident response investigations with Accenture’s customers

  • Identify and investigate intrusions to determine the cause and extent of the breach, by leveraging EDR solutions and threat intelligence sources

  • Conduct host forensics, network forensics, log analysis, and malware analysis in support of incident response investigations

  • Conduct threat hunting across customer’s networks with indicators of compromise, hunting for evidence of a compromise

  • Conduct incident response within various Cloud platforms

  • Identify attacker tools, tactics, and procedures to develop indicators of compromise

  • Develop and implement remediation plans in conjunction with incident response

  • Form and articulate expert opinions based on findings and analysis

  • Produce comprehensive and accurate oral and written reports and presentations for both technical and executive audiences

  • Effectively communicate and interface with customers, both technically and strategically, from the executive level to customers, stakeholders, and legal counsel

  • Support leadership in properly scoping engagements with innovative methodical approaches, based on customer requirements

  • Lead engagement delivery from kickoff through remediation, either on premises or remote, depending on the customer requirements

  • On-site, customer travel will be required for this position, with the requirement to travel up to 50%


Required Skills

  • 3+ years’ experience working with forensic file system and memory techniques, and the use of the most used toolsets, such as EnCase and FTK Suite

  • 3+ years’ experience working with methods utilized for evidence collection, maintenance of chain of custody and associated documentation, evidence storage and analysis, and evidentiary reporting

  • 1+ years’ experience working with IDA Pro, OllyDbg, and other disassemblers/debuggers

  • 3+ years’ experience with Windows and Unix based operating systems and administrative tools

  • 1+ years’ experience with Windows disk and memory forensics

  • 1+ years’ experience with Unix or Linux disk and memory forensics

  • 6+ months experience with Static or Dynamic malware analysis

  • 6+ months experience monitoring network traffic and protocol analysis using tools such as Wireshark

Nice to Have

  • Thorough understanding of cyber security operations, security monitoring, EDR and SIEM tools, to include Endgame, Falcon and Splunk

  • Applied knowledge of security controls such as authentication and identity management, security enhanced network architectures and application-based controls (including Windows, Unix, and network equipment)

  • Excellent time management, writing and communication skills

  • Strong analytic, qualitative, and quantitative reasoning skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Information Security, or related disciplines

  • Security certifications: CISSP, SANS, GIAC (GREM, GCFA, GCIH), OSCP

  • Minimum 5 years of comparable experience

As required by Colorado law under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $119,880 - $227600 and [Register to View]

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