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Ankura Digital Forensics & Incident Response Lead, Data & Technology, Cybersecurity (Remote) in Washington

Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

Practice Overview

Ankura’s well-regarded and fast-growing Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice offers a full-service suite of information security and privacy solutions for our clients, regardless of industry or size. We provide proactive advisory services such as maturity and preparedness assessments, incident response planning and testing, and cyber resilience, and also managed security services customized to our clients’ requirements.

The cybersecurity team include leaders from the intelligence community, including former FBI and CIA personnel, private security firms, and pioneering technology companies. Our experts assess cyber risk and readiness, test and harden clients’ infrastructure, and respond instantly and decisively when threats arise. We regularly advise boards of directors, members of the C-suite, general counsel, outside counsel, IT leaders, and other stakeholders at all stages of any cyber incident.

Role Overview

The Digital Forensics & Incident Response Lead will be part of our rapidly growing Cybersecurity practice within our Data & Technology business group. Our professionals help our clients address their critical information security challenges, including incident investigation/response, as well as assessing and reducing information security risks.

*This role has a remote location in the United States.


  • Scope and participate in security incident investigations that involve computer crimes and require log, forensic, and malware analysis

  • Collect and analyze intrusion detection system alerts, firewall logs, network traffic logs, and host system logs to evaluate whether unauthorized access or information ex-filtration occurred

  • Perform forensic analyses to identify the presence of any malware, malware capabilities/actions, and what actions the malware took

  • Conduct security investigations in Linux and/or Windows environments

  • Provide input into client communications, both written and oral, related to analyses performed for senior-level review


  • Approximately 5 - 10 years of experience working in the Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) space

  • Hands on experience in conducting incident response involving ICS/IOT

  • Exposure working with OT, ICS, and IoT case work

  • Understanding of how to communicate effectively and concisely with legal counsel, high level management, and C-suite clients

  • Experience working with non-Windows programs (such as Linux, Unix, Mac)

  • Scripting/programming experience (specifically Python, C#, VBA, or Shell)

For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in California, Colorado, or New York, Ankura is required to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range is specific to the said markets and considers a broad range of factors including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. The range does not include additional benefits outside of salary. At Ankura, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each role. A reasonable estimate of the current base pay range is between $85,000 to $200,000.




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Ankura Consulting Group, LLC is an independent global expert services and advisory firm that delivers services and end-to-end solutions to help clients at critical inflection points related to conflict, crisis, performance, risk, strategy, and transformation. The Ankura team consists of more than 1,800 professionals serving 3,000+ clients across 55 countries who are leaders in their respective fields and areas of expertise. Collaborative Lateral Thinking That Deliversᵀᴹ, hard-earned experience, expertise, and multidisciplinary capabilities drive results and Ankura is unrivalled in its ability to assist clients to Protect, Create, and Recover Valueᵀᴹ. For more information, please visit,