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Ankura Associate, Data & Technology, Cyber Investigations (Cyber Threat Analysis) in Missouri

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

Practice Overview:

Ankura’s Cybersecurity Practice offers a full-service suite of information security and privacy solutions for clients, regardless of industry or size. We provide proactive preparedness, incident response, cyber resilience, and managed advisory services customized to clients’ requirements. The Cyber team is composed of 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

As an Associate, you will be a key member of the cybersecurity investigations team: intimately familiar with the practice’s customer support objectives and responsible for designing, managing, and performing substantive threat discovery and analysis activities while conveying your results to internal and external customers. Responsibilities will include, but not limited to the following:

Responsibilities

  • Using a diverse toolset to enable discovery, collections, surveillance, threat analysis, correlation, and reporting

  • Serving with and supporting the cybersecurity analytics and threat intelligence team

  • Assembling, correlating, and contextualizing disparate sources of data to drive investigations and inform clients

  • Performing analyses to assess complex fact patterns and attribute those patterns to activities, actors, or entities

  • Applying analytical expertise, initiative, and innovative solutions to complex cyber and information security issues to include: incident response, investigations, pursuit, and mitigation services

  • Maintaining detailed records - both paper and digital that document and report investigative activities and results

  • Employing complex analytical tools, processes, and procedures that enable operations and investigative activities

  • Preparing products for internal and external customers that detail project activity, scope, and findings

Qualifications

  • Familiarity in the field of intelligence analysis and cyber threat analytics with an emphasis on sophisticated criminals and nation state actors/groups.

  • While not a requirement, a relevant college degree as well as cyber security certifications are a plus.

  • Knowledge of host-based collection agents and investigative tool suites, particularly Splunk, Domain Tool’s IRIS, and Maltego

  • Experience fusing open source collections with investigative results

  • Understand cyber security matters to include prevention, incident response, threat pursuit, and mitigation

  • Possess strong team-oriented personality characteristics: hard-working, thoughtful, collaborative, positive, and innovative

  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication (written and verbal), mathematical, and organizational skills

  • Able to adapt quickly in handling multiple/evolving tasks as a result of new engagements and/or re-prioritized deadlines

  • Highly motivated, eager to learn, passion to build a growing capability, and able to motivate others

  • Flexibility to travel as required

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Ankura is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and collaboration is paramount. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.

Ankura is a specialized global expert services firm defined by HOW we solve challenges. Whether a client is facing an immediate business challenge, trying to increase the value of their company or protect against future risks, Ankura designs, develops, and executes tailored solutions by assembling the right combination of expertise. We build on this experience with every case, client, and situation, collaborating to create innovative, customized solutions, and strategies designed for today’s ever‐changing business environment. This gives our clients unparalleled insight and experience across a wide range of economic, governance, and regulatory challenges. At Ankura, we know that collaboration drives results.

Ankura is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and collaboration is paramount. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.

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