Director – Digital Forensics and Incident Response

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    Washington, D.C.

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    Cyber Security

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    Tom Layzell

Director – Digital Forensics and Incident Response

Intelletec is looking to source a Director of Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) for our prestigious client based in Washington DC, USA. An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to join a dynamic market-leading and award-winning company, Our client is a highly respected security advisory firm with a vision to create a more secure digital world by providing the highest quality incident response, risk management, and digital forensic services to clients of all sizes. 

Our client's team is comprised of recognized experts and incident responders with deep technical expertise and experience in investigations, data breach response, digital forensics & information security. With a highly-successful track record of delivering mission-critical cybersecurity solutions. The right candidate will have experienced in working quickly to provide effective incident response, attack-readiness and remediation plans with a focus on providing long term support to improve all clients’ security posture.  

The DFIR Director will play a significant role in helping our client's rapid growth by hiring DFIR consultants at various levels across the US, client retention and relationship building, DFIR methodology development, scoping and leading engagements, mentoring project teams, and leading organic hyper-growth efforts at the strategic leadership level.

The ideal candidate will:


  • 8+ years of hands-on experience of Incident Response & Digital Forensics

  • Experience with Forensic processes and procedures (chain of custody, computer acquisition techniques, and memory acquisition techniques)

  • Maintains a current knowledge of extant vulnerabilities and threat landscape

  • Experience using forensics tools such as EnCase, FTK, SleuthKit, Volatility, etc.

  • Analysis experience and operational understanding of one or more major operating systems (Microsoft Windows, Linux, or Mac)

  • Knowledge of common malware persistence mechanisms

  • Experience leading technical breach response teams in fast-paced environments

  • Experience identifying and triaging malware

  • Strategic mindset but also detail-oriented and hands-on ability to lead high-level discussion on DFIR technology strategy and approach both internally and externally

  • Demonstrated self-starter with intellectual curiosity and the ability to adapt to change

  • Ability to work quickly, willingness to work on ad hoc assignments, work independently or leading teams as needed


Skills & Experience:


  • Ability to develop unique and creative solutions to problems on the fly

  • Willingness to learn new technologies and techniques to solve complex customer issues

  • Ability to manage clients, lead meetings, and manage multiple project teams concurrently

  • Ability to quickly develop and maintain rapport with clients 

  • Demonstrated ability to cross-sell or upsell existing clients and generate new business

  • Willingness to travel as required (up to 20%) to support leadership, customer briefings, planning and other activity as needed

  • Competitive salary plus quarterly bonus opportunity. Approved Certification and Training Reimbursements

  • Open Paid Time Off Policy. Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits

  • 401K Employer Matching. Flexible work schedule


Start date is = immediate (notice period excepted for the right candidates) Send you most up to date resumes to Tom Layzell at tom@intelletec.com Cell: +1 (347) 719 4431