Executive Consultant – IRIS

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Job Description

Information and Data are some of the most important organizational assets in today’s businesses. As a Security Consultant, you will be a key advisor for IBM’s clients, analyzing business requirements to design and implement the best security solutions for their needs. You will apply your technical skills to find the balance between enabling and securing the client’s organization with the cognitive solutions that are making IBM the fastest growing enterprise security business in the world.

Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM X-Force IRIS (Incident Response and Intelligence Services) is growing. We are looking for talented people across Middle East to work in our flagship Incident Response and Proactive Services team. In IRIS, our mission is to offer assistance and advice to our clients whenever they have an incident. We help our clients identify, contain and control the threats and to enable them to return to business-as-usual as efficiently and effectively as possible. When not responding to incidents, we actively help our clients prepare themselves by providing a number of proactive services. These proactive services are our second mission: we enable our clients to reduce the likelihood of an incident and the need to call the IRIS team for assistance. Our services are ever growing, but include such things as first responder training, on-site table-top exercises (TTXs) and threat hunting operations. All of our team members are incident responders. We work both on-site and remotely to provide the IRIS services to our clients across Middle East. We work closely with our client as ‘trusted advisors’ during what are usually difficult and complex periods for them.

What do we do?


  • Incident Response Planning
  • Table Top Exercises
  • First Responder Training
  • Incident Response Playbook Design, Assessment & Review DETECT
  • Tactical Threat Monitoring
  • Threat Hunting RESPOND
  • Incident Response Management
  • Incident Response ANALYSE
  • Digital Forensics (Log, host, memory, network and traffic)
  • Threat Intelligence


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • IT security and investigations.
  • Practical experience of NIST SP 800-61 or similar methodologies.
  • Working within teams of investigators on large scale, diverse and complex investigations.
  • Contributing to IT Security projects.
  • Broad understanding of IT Security to protect and monitor the enterprise.
  • Ability to recognize and deal appropriately with potentially confidential and sensitive information.
  • Awareness of relevant legislation and familiarity with working within EU and international legislative and regulatory frameworks.
  • Analytical techniques, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in technical and non-technical writing and verbal communication.
  • Effective time management, organizational and continual re-prioritisation skills.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and operate within a team as well as independently.


Preferred Technical And Professional Expertise
Microsoft Windows operating system internals including kernel, registry, file system, windows APIs and windows IPC mechanisms.

  • The Linux operating system and associated file systems.
  • Knowledge of common processor architectures such as x86,X64 and ARM.
  • Network protocols including TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL, DNS, and SMTP.
  • Common web and email-based attack techniques.
  • Languages such as Yara, Python, PHP, Powershell, JavaScript, Ruby, Perl, SQL, .NET or Java.
  • IOC detection techniques including cryptographic checksums, IDS rule definitions, regular expressions and blacklisting.


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Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

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