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Cyber Forensic & Incident Response Consultant Cambridge UK

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Cyber Forensic & Incident Response Consultant Cambridge UK

Post Posted: May 03, 18 18:34

Cyber Forensic and Incident Response Consultant

Location: Office based, South Cambridge

Starting Salary: £20,000 - £28,000 per annum

3B Data Security is one of only a handful of globally approved PCI SSC PCI Forensic Investigator (PFI) companies and also a PCI SSC Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSAC). We are a leading specialist in providing digital forensics, incident response and data breach management services to all types of public and private sector organisations.

The Digital Forensics and Incident Response Team manage a wide range of cyber incidents including PFI and corporate breach investigations, incident response, digital forensic investigations and malware attacks. They also develop and deliver bespoke training programmes for organisations aimed at managing cyber incidents including data breach awareness and first responder training.

As a Consultant within this team you will support the Senior Consultants on investigations and cases, eventually managing them autonomously as your skills and experience grow.

You will provide a number of important support roles to the team including: organisation and cataloguing of forensic evidence, performing investigative tasks, aiding in ‘on-site’ consultancy, acquisition of forensic evidence and the maintenance of support systems. You will also be involved in developing software tools, researching new techniques, methodologies and procedures.

Training and hands on practical work in the areas of information security, forensics, and PCI-DSS will be provided to help build the skills required to become a successful incident response digital forensic investigator.

Job requirements

• A solid background in a field related to our line of work for example cyber security, forensics, networking or programming. You will either be working in a related field currently or a graduate who has practical experience in the field.

• You must be passionate and enthusiastic about information security and be proactive to increase your knowledge and skills in this area. Including keeping up to date on industry developments, standards, methodologies and vulnerabilities.

• You must have excellent communication skills and be customer focused.

• Due to the nature of incident response, having your own transport would be beneficial and you must be able to react at short notice when needed.

Preferable Skills

• Experience of conducting forensic imaging and acquisition of computer and storage media.
• Experience with standard forensic toolsets e.g.: EnCase, FTK, DD, WFT, Backtrack, SIFT, Nuix and/or Penetration Testing suites etc.
• Experience with different operating systems such as Linux / Windows / Mac.
• Experience of networking technologies, devices and protocols.
• Experience of analysing forensic evidence, report writing and the ability to communicate complex technical data to the lay person is also a must have.
• Knowledge of programming with one or more of the following languages: Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP, ASP, SQL, HTML.

If you are the right person for this exciting and varied role, then please send your CV and a covering letter, demonstrating why along with your salary expectations, to: Jobs @ 3BDataSecurity.com.


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Last edited by Mogy on May 10, 18 12:59; edited 1 time in total

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Re: Cyber Forensic & Incident Response Consultant Cambridge

Post Posted: May 10, 18 07:40

"Salary: £20,000 - £28,000 per annum"

...I would be surprised if you get someone experienced for that salary, but good luck!  


Re: Cyber Forensic & Incident Response Consultant Cambridge

Post Posted: May 10, 18 08:52


The role is not for a seasoned investigator, it is an entry level position for someone to get into the world of Incident Response and PCI Forensic Investigations etc.

Someone who maybe has a year or so under their belt in a HTCU, corporate environment or a talented graduate.

The job requirements and preferred skills are reflective of the position.



Re: Cyber Forensic & Incident Response Consultant Cambridge

Post Posted: May 10, 18 10:44

I'm with Logan.

That seems like an incredibly low starting salary, even for a graduate / non-experienced hire.

Makes our field look like a bit of a joke. Who would want to come out of university with upwards of £30k debt with a £20k starting salary?  


Re: Cyber Forensic & Incident Response Consultant Cambridge

Post Posted: May 10, 18 12:58

The starting salary will depend on a individuals experience and can be up to £28k as advertised, this is not a salary band, it is a starting salary.

The starting salary range is comparable with similar graduate/entry levels roles currently advertised within the industry. It is reflective of the time and resources needed to invest in the training and development of an individual with limited experience and as experience and skills increase so will their salary.

Individuals can decide themselves whether it is a job they are interested in.