IT Forensic Analyst (Social Media & Internet).
Our client is a leading regional & established legal firm with a superb reputation. While established they are forward looking firm & the senior partners wish to offer a stimulating environment where good ideas are prized & rewarded. Which is how this role has arisen.
You will join the new Social Media & Internet Law Legal team, within the legal practice whose principal function is to provide comprehensive commercial legal advice to the private individuals & wider business, ensuring the delivery of efficient, effective & commercially minded legal solutions surrounding all things social media.
Because this is a new department it will allow you to stand out & advise on technical matters from the outset. You will lead & work alongside an experienced & motivated team, & have a direct reporting line to the senior partner.
Role / Duties
Working for a new Social Media & Internet Law Department in an established legal practice this is an essential role to act as the technical forensic back-up to the department to interrogate, report provide expert advice including presenting findings to court to support cases.
Duties & tasks to be performed include, but are not limited to:
- Event analysis & triage (gathering information, deriving conclusions, driving mitigations)
- Incident handling (guiding customers, directing resources through response)
- Forensic analysis (analysis of incidents)
- Preparing Documentation for court
- Maintaining technical proficiency in the use of tools, techniques & countermeasures.
- Maintaining professional knowledge of trends in computer & network vulnerabilities & exploits
You'll be involved in a range of investigations such as:
- hacking, online scams & fraud
- political, industrial & commercial espionage
- publication of illegal revenge images
- theft of sensitive company information
Using forensic methods & specialist computer programs to:
- Find, recover & copy data from disks that may have been hidden, encrypted or damaged
- reveal digital images that have been altered to mask the identity of a place or person
- analyse mobile phone records to trace devices to a particular location
- follow electronic data trails to uncover links between individuals or groups
- carefully document each stage of your investigation
- present technical findings to clients
- go to court to give evidence as a technical or expert witness.
- office-based, but you'll also meet with colleagues & other agencies working on a case.
Experience: A desire to stand up for the small person against big companies & cyber bad guys!
- Excellent IT skills (PC, Windows 10, Windows Server, Mobile etc.)
- Creative approach to solving problems.
- Attention to detail & a methodical approach to work.
- Can spot trends & patterns in large amounts of data.
- Ideally you will have a forensic computing qualification (or similar) from University or equivalent commercial experience & / or industry recognised IT forensic qualifications / certification.
- Computer security concepts & best practices.
- Understanding of Networking, system administration & security best practices.
- Understanding of Windows / Unix/Linux operating systems.
- Analysing & investigating Malware.
- Conducting data analysis.
Graduate entry level: £23,000 - £25,000 subject to experience.
Experienced: £25,000 - £30,000 subject to experience.
Career path & progression: With experience, you could progress to senior analyst or into a in a broader security consultancy role, acting as a cyber security consultant to companies & organisations.
Why should you apply?
Can have a great deal of involvement in building a department from scratch.
Great location to offer superb work/life balance
For more information on this role please call Simon / Emily on 01566 776 888
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