Cyber Security, Incident Response, Forensic Consultants

Reference: IR-Consultants
Sector(s): Cyber/Infosec & IT Audit, IT e.g. SDLC
Salary: £ 28,000 to £ 70,000 Per Annum
Salary Details: based on experience + bonus & benefits
Town/City: London
Contract Type: Permanent

Incident Response Consultant (Cyber Security (SOC, CSIRT))

– Senior Consultants


To join our clients rapidly growing Cyber/IR team helping their clients address the critical information security challenges ahead, including incident investigation and response.  Assessing and reducing information security risk and delivering strategic solutions for their clients.


Key Responsibilities:

Participate in security incident investigations that involve computer/cyber crimes and require log, forensic and malware analysis Collect and analyse intrusion detection system alerts, firewall logs, network traffic logs and host system logs to evaluate whether unauthorized access or information ex-filtration occurredPerform forensic analyses to identify the presence of any malware, malware capabilities & actions and what action the malware has takenConduct security investigations in Linux and/or Windows environments/OSProvide input into client communications, both written and oral, related to analyses performed for senior level review



Approximately 3 to 8 years of experience working in the Incident ResponseUnderstanding of how to communicate effectively and concisely with high level management and C-suite clientsAble to take both a holistic and forensic viewExperience working with non-Windows programs (e.g. as Linux, Unix, MacScripting  programming experience ideally Python, C#, VBA, or ShellExperience working on projects in an investigatory capacity – either law enforcement or incident responseStrong desire to work on a team in a collaborative environment to achieve common goalsAbility to correlate events from various sources to create a timeline across end points of an incident


Desired Qualifications (not essential):

Understanding of how to utilise existing security applications and appliances to tackle a compromise or malware/ransomware outbreakExperience working with Enterprise networks e.g. CCNA/CCNP security, Juniper etc.Understanding of how to take malware apart from a virtual machine, dynamic malware analysis, and reverse engineering perspectivesMemory analysis skills a plusUnderstanding of mitigation and clean-up strategiesProficient in log analysis of multiple typesAbility to analyse complex network packet capturesUndergrad or Master’s Degree in Computer Science/Cyber Security/MSIS or equivalent work experience

Keywords: Incident Response, Cyber Security, Programming & Scripting, Python, c~, Shell, Networks, Cisco, Malware, Consultancy, Incident Investigation


• About Brimstone Consulting: We specialise in finding highly qualified staff in the following areas: E-Discovery and Digital Forensics; Payments;  Fraud - (AML/CTF, Investigation, CFE’s etc.);  Risk - (Credit, Regulatory, Liquidity, Market, Analysts-SAS, SPSS etc.);  Compliance/Corporate Governance ;  IT  - (full SDLC- BA’s PM’s , Architects, Developers etc.);  Big Data and Data Analytics  - (MI/BI/CI);  InfoSec and Cyber Crime; Audit;  Accountancy and Finance

• Brimstone Consulting acts as an employment agency (permanent) and as an employment business (temporary) - a free and confidential service to candidates. Brimstone Consulting is an equal opportunities employer. Due to time constraints we can only reply to applicants that match our clients’ specifications.

Our Data Protection number: ZA053843