FTDS — IT Forensics, Associate, London
With high-profile corporate cyber-crime cases at the forefront of the news, it’s more important than ever for businesses to maintain the authoritative knowledge it takes to investigate and prevent cyber-crime. Preventing and detecting crime is all about identifying potential risks – using existing trends and emerging technology to accelerate intelligent decision making and build more efficient finance functions. Our clients look to us to make it happen, and as an IT Forensics Associate, you’ll be right at the heart of that goal. It’s a role with far-reaching implications, so you’ll be working with stakeholders across industries with some of the most innovative tools available.
With significant recent investment, we’re experiencing rapid growth in this area. Our Forensic Technology and Discovery Services (FTDS) team is working with industry- leading anti-fraud and IT forensic technologies to develop innovative recommendations to some of the most challenging fraud and risk issues around. Since we work with such a diverse portfolio of clients across industries, you can expect to take on a wide range of challenges, making this a great place to develop your technical and business knowledge.
Your key responsibilities
It’s no exaggeration to say you’ll never be doing the same task for too long. You’re likely to balance your time between engagement planning with other team members and actively responding to cyber incidents. It’s all about using your technical skills to creatively assess and resolve our clients’ needs from the front lines. That means thinking differently about the role of IT forensics and speaking up with innovative ideas that challenge the status quo.
Skills and attributes for success
· Support digital forensic investigations on a wide range of projects including software licence forensics, IP theft or network intrusion investigations.
· Utilise forensic software such as Encase, IEF, UFED and Splunk to assist investigations for clients, in addition to our in-house bespoke software.
· Manipulate large structured and unstructured datasets.
· Identify, preserve and collect a variety of data sources including traditional hardware such as laptops, desktops and servers, in addition to more advanced collections such as network packet captures and custom applications.
· Develop your knowledge of financial crime and technological approaches through ongoing training and development.
To qualify for the role you must have
· 2:1 or 1st Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent).
· Solid understanding of Operating Systems (Windows and Unix based) and computer networks, including TCP/IP.
· Practical experience in working with hardware components that make up a PC.
· Awareness of trends and developments in IT; in particular information security and cybercrime, threat intelligence etc.
· Experience with industry-standard forensic applications and tools such as EnCase, IEF, Nuix, UFED and XRY.
What we look for
We’re interested in people that have a passion for using technology to solve problems. But we’re not just looking for strong technical skills – we’re interested in people that have the ability to nurture relationships – both internal and external – and are committed to intimately understanding our client’s needs. If you’re looking to become part of a community of advisors where you’ll make a measurable difference across some of the most prestigious businesses around, this role is for you.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:
· Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around
· Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
· The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better.Whenever you join, however long you stay, theexceptionalEY experience lasts a lifetime.And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Make your mark.
Who we are
EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.