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Ankura Senior Associate, Data & Technology, Cybersecurity (Penetration Testing) in Irvine, California

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

Practice Overview

Ankura’s well regarded and fast growing 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.

Our cyber technologies division, part of our cyber risk practice, is looking for a hands-on penetration tester who will support our clients identify vulnerabilities in external and internal facing infrastructure and recommend remediation strategies to counter threat actors proactively.

Responsibilities

Lead penetration testing engagements unsupervised. Draft and contribute to report deliverables listing findings and remediation actions. Interact with client to finalize the deliverables.

Support business development activities by providing subject matter expertise and scoping engagements for timely delivery of penetration tests. Contribute to development of delivery artifacts and methodology to keep up with the evolving cyber threat landscape.

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the growing practice, that offers opportunities of growth and career progression in different facets of cyber domain.

Qualifications

o Bachelor's Degree in a related Cybersecurity/IT/Computer Science field

o 3-5 years of experience conducting internal and external penetration tests, and web application penetration tests

o Ability to work unsupervised and manage projects.

o Holistic understanding of network security and today’s most-used security frameworks.

o Experience working with the following tools; Kali Linux, BurpSuite, Bloodhound, Impacket, Metasploit, Covenant, Cobalt Strike, SQLmap, Hak5 tools.

o Scripting/programming skills (Ex. Python, PowerShell, C#, C).

o Experience with infrastructure and configuration management tools, such as Terraform and Ansible.

o Knowledge of Wireless Penetration Testing.

o Knowledge of Social Engineering Techniques and strategies.

o Knowledge of deploying Phishing campaigns (Lucy, GoPhish).

o Experience with Web Application Penetration Testing (OWASP)

o Excellent technical writing skills for penetration testing reporting.

o Comfortable leading penetration testing sales calls for scoping and estimates, and status calls to brief clients on engagement progress.

o Experience with modern end point detection evasion techniques.

o Code review skills are a bonus.

o Physical penetration testing skills are a bonus.

o Ability to travel to client site

Preferred Certifications (not required if you can prove you have the skills)

o OSCP

o OSCE

o CISSP

o GPEN

o GXPN

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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 Consulting Group, LLC is an independent global expert services and advisory firm that delivers services and end-to-end solutions to help clients at critical inflection points related to change, risk, disputes, finance, performance, distress, and transformation. The Ankura team consists of more than 1,500 professionals in more than 30 offices globally who are leaders in their respective fields and areas of expertise. Collaborative lateral thinking, hard-earned experience, expertise, and multidisciplinary capabilities drive results and Ankura is unrivaled in its ability to assist clients to Protect, Create, and Recover Value . For more information, please visit: http://www.ankura.com

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