Sr. Cybersecurity Consultant (DFIR) at West Monroe (Chicago, IL)

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Ready to thrive in the next step on your career journey?

West Monroe is looking for a Senior Digital Forensics Consultant to join our Tech - Cybersecurity practice and help resolve complex client data breaches during and after Incident Response & Recovery (IR&R) engagements. As part of this work, we assist clients that are experiencing a ransomware event or similar security incident and are often going through some level of business outage. Our IR&R teams investigate these types of attacks, uncover critical information, and utilize their findings to engineer a real-time fix. Our senior consultants are typically tasked with leading workstreams, forensic imaging & analysis, ransomware remediation, threat hunting, and creating investigative summaries.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with incident response and infrastructure recovery consultants to plan, coordinate, and execute remediation during client security incidents (I.e. ransomware event)
  • Apply forensic methodology and analysis to a variety of file systems to retrieve data (I.e. FAT, NTFS, HFS, ext2, ext3)
  • Identify, contain, eradicate, and recover client information assets from risks caused by the breach
  • Drive digital forensic investigations through the entire lifecycle, including case planning, intake, acquisition, examination, presentation, and disposition
  • Conduct investigations of impacted hardware devices, software, and mobile applications to create investigative summaries and generate extraction reports for client executive presentations
  • Spearhead reactive and proactive threat hunting engagements and perform endpoint, network, and log analysis
  • Review and recommend technical, processes, and physical controls to mitigate damage from breach presence
  • Translate business and technical requirements into concrete projects proposals, including detailed work plans and cost estimates, to assist in sales efforts and develop client relationships
  • Promote thought leadership in emerging DFIR technologies by leveraging go-to-market offerings, speaking at events, representing us at tech conferences, writing blog posts, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field preferred, or equivalent experience required
  • Consulting firm/industry experience preferred
  • 3-7+ years of experience that has focused on IT, cybersecurity, digital forensics, and/or incident response
  • Experience with digital forensic investigation and other cybersecurity tools, such as Carbon Black, EnCase Endpoint Investigator, F-Response, FTK, Exabeam, etc.
  • Well-versed in incident response engagements, preferably at the enterprise level: technical recovery, IT forensic investigation, threat hunting, legal or compliance notifications, IR plan development, tabletop testing, etc.
  • Understanding of application, database, authentication, and network security principles
  • Strong organizational, verbal, presentation/facilitation, and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel for out of town client engagements – COVID-19 permitting
  • Bonus: industry certifications such as CISSP, CFCE, GCFA/GIAC, EnCE, CEH, OSCP

Ready to get started? Join our team and make an impact.

At West Monroe, our people are our business.

We pride ourselves on bringing a different mindset to consulting—and that takes a different approach: highly collaborative, flexible, and tenacious.

Our people-first culture is core to our identity. It’s something we care about, and something we strive to enrich and preserve. No hierarchies. No siloes. No egos. Just smart ideas, unique perspectives, and the drive to make an impact for our clients.

We also know that the best outcomes for both our people and our clients result from including diverse perspectives at the table. That’s why inclusion & diversity is one of our core values.

Every day our clients rely on us to help them tackle their greatest challenges, by strategically deploying technology through a business-focused and industry-specific lens. We bring together both the right knowledge and the right approach, so that they can capitalize on opportunities and deliver real results. That takes the right team. And that’s where you come in.

West Monroe Partners is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 
We believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. To learn more about inclusion and diversity at West Monroe, visit www.westmonroe.com/inclusion.

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read West Monroe’s Notice at Collection for California residents, provided pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and linked here. 

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Chicago is our headquarters, our largest office, and where it all started. Located in the Loop, you’ll find representation across all practices and industries. As our first office, Chicago remains one of the firm’s main hubs for technology and innovation, relying on top talent from the area.

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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

West Monroe's collaborative culture allows you to grow professionally by working across practices, industries and offices - all while creating value for the client.

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What makes someone successful on your team?

If you refuse to shy away from a challenge and enjoy working with an intelligent group of people that genuinely care about those around them, your success will be imminent at West Monroe.

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What are West Monroe Perks + Benefits

West Monroe Benefits Overview

Choosing where to build your career is an important decision. Should you choose to build it with West Monroe, we take that commitment seriously.

We believe that when people get the support they need to thrive, they care more, do more, and achieve more. In fact, that’s our whole business strategy. So we strive to provide a total rewards model that illustrates our commitment to our people and their growth, creating value today, tomorrow, and well into the future. We invest in you through an attractive package of rewards that promotes your health and well-being, your financial future, your development, and your satisfaction and enjoyment at work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Chiefs Program allows any employee to create a CXO (Chief “Something” Officer) role that is outside of their daily client service role such as Chief Outdoor Officer or Chief Snack Officer.
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
West Monroe has six ERGs: Black Employee Network, Interfaith, Pan-Asian Network, SOMOS, WMPride, and Women's Leadership Network.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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