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Incident Response Assistant Manager - Cyber Security

Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID130089BR
Job TitleIncident Response Assistant Manager - Cyber Security
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineRC Technology
Service Line InformationUsing a wide variety of technical and sector-specific skills, KPMG's Risk Consulting group proactively helps clients increase profits whilst reducing reputational, operational, financial and other risks. We are experienced in managing diverse issues including fraud, regulatory compliance, risk frameworks and modelling, capital efficiency, corporate governance, dispute resolution, deriving value from contracts and much more.

Technology - Our clients need to deal effectively with technology related risks and derive maximum value from data and documentation. Our specialists provide independent, jargon free advice and advanced technology capabilities to help our clients proactively manage their technology risks and use their data to its full potential.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
The Role
The role will be working in the Cyber Defence Services (CDS) Team within our Risk Consulting practice. Cyber security is one of the areas which KPMG has identified for tremendous investment and growth. Our clients face a challenging cyber threat and look to us to help them understand and respond to that threat.
This is a hands-on role with opportunities to grow into management. The successful candidate is expected to help manage cyber-security incidents as well as perform elements of digital forensics (disk, volatile memory, network packets, logfiles).

In this role we are looking for a person who can demonstrate strong grasp of the fundamentals of incident response and digital forensics and is looking to grow skills and experience. You will be expected to lead one or two analysts to achieve a task in a project, as well as have the opportunity to work with, and learn from, our most experienced team members as part of your continuous development’

When not responding to incidents, you will help our clients to build their in-house incident response capabilities, which will include: authoring and adapting runbooks/playbooks, assessing the incident response maturity, assisting in table-top cyber-scenario exercises.

We will welcome applications from candidate with a good competency in incident management, but with a developing competency and keen interest in digital forensics, or vice versa. KPMG will provide training and coaching to help you continually improve you skills.

Our clients expect that cyber-incidents will be tackled with urgency, therefore, there is an expectation that you will be flexible in terms of working hours. In return, KPMG will offer flexible working hours and work from home days for employees who have demonstrate reliability in delivery. For example, if you are writing a post-mortem report or working on a run-book, you can do so from home.

Above all, KPMG is looking for someone who is passionate about helping our clients with their cyber security challenges, often at a time of critical need. In return, we are committed to helping you to enjoy the role and develop your skills and career within the KPMG.

Responsibilities
- Help manage and co-ordinate cyber security incidents for our clients, working closely with the incident management lead within the team.
- Digital forensics of relevant incident data (disk, volatile memory, network packets, log files).
- Maintaining a current view of the cyber threat, and being able to advise clients on the threat landscape and attacks which may be relevant to them.
- Help assess client incident response capability maturity.
- Help stand-up or improve clients’ own incident response capabilities.
- Help with project management of engagements to deliver high quality work in a timely manner, including:
o Scoping
o Basic financial management
o Engagement and risk management
o Production and review of deliverables.
- Liaising with clients on delivery, implementation and sales issues.

The Person
This position is well suited for an individual with experience in cyber-security and incident response. For example: a very common type of incident is ransomware on a single workstation/laptop. You should be able to guide a client through a structured incident response process – triage, containment, eradication and recovery. If you are provided with forensic data such as: disk image, memory image and network data capture or proxy logs, you should be able to identify malware artefacts, source of infection and use online research to identify malware family.

- A broad understanding of the cyber security threat landscape.
- Good technical background in computers and networks.
- Experience of dealing with cyber security incidents and associated response measures.
- Experience of being part of an incident response team, either holding a formal role, or being able to evidence your personal contribution to the team.
- Understanding of a wide range of information security and IT methodologies, principles, technologies and techniques.
- A genuine interest and desire to work in the information security field.
- Standing and positive reputation in the information security community is seen as a plus.

Qualifications and Skills
The successful candidate will demonstrate competency in computing and networks as well as in cyber-security either by having the relevant work experience, completed a degree or obtained industry relevant certification. Therefore the qualifications below should be seen as means to demonstrate competency and not as a requirement. The desired skill and qualification is provided below:
- Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and project management skills.
- Strong IT and network skills – knowledge of common enterprise technologies – Windows and Windows Active Directory, Linux, Cisco, etc.
- (desirable but not required) Degree level qualified, MSc in Information Security, IT or relevant STEM subjects.
- (desirable but not required) General information security certificates such CISSP, CISM or CISA.
- (desirable but not required) Incident management certifications such as:
o CREST certified incident manager (CCIM).
o GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
- (desirable but not required) Digital forensics certificates such as:
o CREST certified registered intrusion analyst (CRIA),
o CREST certified network intrusion analyst (CCNIA),
o CREST certified host intrusion analyst (CCHIA),
o CREST certified malware reverse engineer (CCMRE),
o GIAC Certified (Network) Forensic Analyst (GCFA, GNFA)
- (desirable but not required) A current government security clearance (SC/DV) or willingness to acquire such a clearance will be seen as an advantage.

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.


‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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