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Incident Response Lead

Location: Short Hills, NJ

Type: Contracted

Min. Experience: Experienced

Position: Incident Response Lead

Location: Short Hills, NJ

Duration: 6+ Months

Interview: Phone and F2F (Must) Local Only.

Job Summary

•             Our Client, one of the largest providers of commercial business information solutions, is seeking an Incident Response Lead possessing a minimum 10-15 years of security experience, specifically around incident response, malware analysis, and technical investigations.

•             Develops and manages security for more than one IT security area across the enterprise. Assists in the development and implementation of security procedures. Responsible for the monitoring and tracking of security relevant events. Enforces security policies and procedures by administering and monitoring security profiles, reviews security violation reports and investigates possible security exceptions, updates and maintains the documented security controls.

•             The Incident Response Lead will lead active investigations, respond to security incidents, and perform forensics on IT systems. The ideal candidate will be part of a global technical security team and must have strong technical foundations in interpreting security events, capability to analyze large sets of data and a genuine curiosity or passion for information security investigations.


•             Lead in Incident Response activities: Including driving security operations analyst’s activities, communicating with Security and Technology management, and documenting investigation activities.

•             Process Improvement: Executing, developing and documenting Incident Handling Guides and processes.

•             Malware Analysis: Analyzing and interpreting malware, exploit and insider threat activities

Forensics: Performing forensic analysis on memory, disk, and other system and network artifacts to identify indicators of compromise.

•             Alerts: Analyzing and tuning security alerts and interpreting events, as well as development of new alerts based on signatures and behavioral activities.

•             Identify Gaps: Investigating and documenting gaps in controls, event data and working with internal teams to resolve.

•             Reporting: Develop monthly reporting dashboards on incidents and response capabilities.

•             Conduct executive briefings, engagement with business leaders on relevant threat/risk issues.

•             Team building: Hire, retain, and train and grow a team of qualified Information Security experts.


•             Strongly value creativity, out-of-the-box thinking, and problem solving.

•             Strongly value candidates who are willing to blend innovation with best practices and are motivated by the ability to create the best possible custom solution to protect the Company from threats and bad actors.

•             Minimum 10-15 years of security experience, specifically around incident response, malware analysis, and technical investigations.

•             Ability to self-organize, prioritize activities independently, create documentation and reporting specific to the needs of the Company.

•             Enable creative solutions by stimulating ideas through discussion and collaboration, with a specific focus on building relationships and partnerships with key technology and business leaders.

•             Manage time and uncertainty well – able to navigate corporate environments and drive projects with good enough, but imperfect or incomplete, information.

•             Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to explain technical ideas to non-technical individuals at any level.

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