IT Security Analyst in England - London, United Kingdom

at Ernst & Young

Information Technology
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

The Incident Response, Forensics, and Investigations Analyst will work collaboratively to respond to and resolve information security incidents, maintain and follow procedures for security patch alerting, and participate in security investigations. This position requires a thorough understanding of technology, tools, policies, and standards related to security systems and incident response. The analyst must be competent to work at a high technical level of forensic and investigations in IT environments, capable of identifying vectors of threats and incidents, and develop documentation to support the incident response process. Risk assessment techniques are a plus.


  • Assist firm legal counsel on internal and external information technology and information security matters related to forensic and investigations work as part of the forensics and investigations process
  • Update the process for patch alerting, and manage the patch alert process
  • Respond to computer security incidents
  • Participate in investigations, and produce investigation tracking metrics
  • Work independently throughout investigation involving leadership as necessary; recognize escalation points
  • Support the information security forensics laboratory used for processing investigation and forensic efforts
  • Identify and propose areas for improvement in information security documentation as required, within the threat management department
  • Requirements

  • Demonstrated integrity in a professional environment
  • Knowledgeable in legal issues within information security environments (i.e., data privacy)
  • Excellent teaming skills
  • Good social, communication and technical writing skills
  • Knowledge of malware and techniques to reverse engineer malware behaviors
  • Knowledge of forensic response tools and ability to perform forensic timeline analysis
  • Education: 
    Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or a related field. 


  • 4+ years experience in one or more of the following:
  • Deep understanding of security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Understanding of electronic investigation, forensic tools, and methodologies. Including: log correlation and analysis, forensically handling electronic data, knowledge of the computer security investigative processes.
  • Be familiar with an understanding of legalities surrounding electronic discovery and analysis for both specific-specific investigations as well as the implications to a global investigation
  • Experience with programming languages such as Java, Java script, C, C++, C#, ASP, .NET, Unix/Linux and scripting is a plus

  • Certification Requirements: 
    Candidates must hold or be actively pursuing related professional certifications such as CISSP, CISM or CISA

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