Senior Forensic Analyst

· REMOTE, Florida
Employment Type Full-Time


Arete Incident Response is leading cyber-incident response and security provider. Our mission is to help our clients to reduce the burden of preparing for, detecting, and responding to cyber-incidents, while also deploying preventative measures before and post-incident. At Arete, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from some of the top minds in the cyber industry. You will also know that you are contributing to the health and safety of organizations -- not only major corporations, but also critical services such as hospitals and local government.


Our culture is focused on personal growth, excellence in everything we do, and a commitment to giving back to our communities. We are an elite team of cyber superheroes that strives to make a positive impact on the world every day. We seek top talent to join our team and contribute together for our, and your, success.



 Arete Incident Response seeks a Senior Forensics Analyst with strong technical skills and an eagerness to lead projects and work with our clients.  Candidates will need to apply their Incident Response, forensics, log analysis, and malware triage skills to solve complex intrusion cases at organizations around the world. Our consultants must be comfortable working in teams to tackle challenging projects, communicating with clients, and creating and presenting high-quality deliverables. 


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Investigate breaches leveraging forensics tools including Encase, FTK, X-Ways, SIFT, Splunk, and custom investigation tools to determine source of compromises and malicious activity that occurred in client environments. The candidate should be able to perform forensic analysis on:  
  • Host-based such as Windows, Linux and Mac OS X  
  • Firewall, web, database, and other log sources to identify evidence and artifacts of malicious and compromised activity.  
  • Cloud-based platforms such as Office 365, Google, Azure, AWS…etc  
  • Perform analysis on identified malicious artifacts  
  • Contribute to the curation of threat intelligence related to breach investigations  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and experience presenting technical findings to a wide audience of varying technical expertise  
  • Be responsible for integrity in analysis, quality in client deliverables, as well as gathering caseload intelligence.  
  • Responsible for developing the forensic report for breach investigations related to ransomware, data theft, and other misconduct investigations.  
  • Must also be able to manage multiple projects on a daily basis.  
  • Manage junior analysts and/or external consultants providing investigative support  
  • Act as the most senior forensic analyst, assisting staff, provide review of all forensic work product to ensure consistency and accuracy, and support based on workload or complexity of matters  
  • Ability to analyze workflow, processes, tools, and procedures to create further efficiency in forensic investigations  
  • Ability to work greater than 40 hours per week as needed 


Skills and Experience Requirements

  • Must have at least 5-8 years of incident response or digital forensics experience with a passion for cyber security (consulting experience preferred). 10+ years preferred.  
  • Proficient with host-based forensics, network forensics, malware analysis and data breach response  
  • Experienced with EnCase, Axiom, X-Ways, FTK, SIFT, ELK, Redline, Volatility, and open source forensic tools  
  • Experience with a common scripting or programming language, including Perl, Python, Bash, or PowerShell 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a security professional services consulting firm.  
  • One or more Digital Forensic and Incident Response Certifications such as GCFE, GCFA, GNFA, GCTI, GREM, CHFI, CCE, CFC, EnCE, and CFCE  
  • BA/BS or MS degree in an IT– or Cyber–related field  


When you join Arete… 


You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses, and things connect with each other. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Arete is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Arete, where experience matters. 


Equal Employment Opportunity 


We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees’ differences, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status. Different makes us better. 

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  • Location
    REMOTE, Florida
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