Associate Director Cyber Security

at HuntSource
Location San Francisco, CA
Date Posted April 5, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Full-time



HuntSource is partnered with a truly unique and dedicated security consulting firm with offices in San Francisco (HQ), Denver, New York City, Canada, Europe, and the Washington, D.C. area.  Their primary areas of service lie within cyber extortion / ransomware, cyber security, computer forensics, and data breach response.  They blend technical and legal expertise to deliver investigative, forensic, and discovery solutions globally.


The Associate Director of Cyber Investigations will have experience managing cases involving data breach response, in addition to extensive knowledge in security risk assessments, incident response, and computer forensics.  This person will be responsible for managing client relationships and communication, gathering project details, and building out engagement plan to include Analysts and Senior Analysts.  This is a highly communicative, client-facing position!


**This position is 100% remote flexible as long as the professional lives within the Pacific Coast Time Zone.  Headquartered in San Francisco, the company has clients all across the West Coast.**


  • Lead engagements related to preemptive and reactive data breach response; analytics and reporting for litigation, data breaches, and regulatory response; workplace and employment issues, including theft of trade secrets, and; investigations related to network breaches/unauthorized access of data through computer forensics and incident response
  • Participate in/lead initial engagement calls with clients, leveraging an investigative approach to gather key information and offer advice to clients
  • Deliver exceptional client services, including leading communication with the client throughout the entire project lifecycle to better understand client needs
  • Remain highly responsive and ensure all deadlines are met
  • Perform data breach response, cyber risk/security assessments, and remain involved in phases such as penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, and log configuration
  • Engage with attackers directly to resolve cyber extortion incidents
  • Participate in CSIRP development and gap analysis, tabletop exercises, incident response and computer forensics, and data breach response with best practices
  • Demonstrate ability to perform forensic investigations on a number of devices including laptops, mobile phones, memory sticks, etc.
  • Experience with scan/assessment tools such as Metasploit, Nessus, Burp Suite, Core Impact, and/or others
  • Handle web application exploitation, server and client-side attacks, and protocol subversion
  • Perform IT System and Network Audits; write technical reports
  • Remain abreast of computer networks, hardware, communications, and connectivity

  • 4+ years of relevant experience described above; prior experience consulting in the private sector is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science, Information Security, or other related fields is preferred
  • Prior experience working remotely is highly preferred! However, if working out of the San Francisco office, this is not a prerequisite; must be able to discuss how you manage your day, responsibilities, and communication
  • Certifications:  SANS, EnCE, OSCP/OSCE, or other relevant security certifications are preferred
  • Familiarity with Windows, Linux, Mac, and UNIX systems
  • Proficient in one of more of the following languages:  C, C++, Visual Basic, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Perl
  • Scripting experience with Python, PHP, Visual Basic, etc. to help with automation is a big plus
  • Knowledgeable of encryption and encoding methods, communication protocols, and algorithms
  • Familiarity with NIST frameworks
  • Enthusiastic about delivering the highest quality results to clients on time and on budget
  • Able to triage multiple cases simultaneously
  • Self-driven to deliver the highest level of results for clients