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Accenture Information Security – CIRT Intern in Chicago, Illinois

The Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT) is responsible for conducting investigations, responding to network intrusions, and providing electronic discovery services.

In Investigations, CIRT is responsible for establishing a chain of custody for evidence, conducting necessary computer forensics, including bit stream backups of suspect media and hard drive analysis. Investigations may include embezzlement, intellectual property theft, harassment, and fraud on the Internet or Accenture's intranet.

For Incident Response, CIRT is responsible for coordinating with the numerous groups which could be involved in responding to intrusions, as well as conducting follow-up investigations to such incidents.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s

  • Preferred Majors:

  • Computer Forensics / Digital Forensics

  • Computer Science / Computer Engineering or similar Engineering degree

  • Information Security / Cyber Security

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Creating forensic images of hard drives

  • Cataloging electronic media

  • Forensic hard drive duplication

  • Data recovery

  • Malware analysis

  • Perform forensic analysis on electronic media

Preferred skills

  • High-level knowledge of laws related to computer intrusions and data privacy requirements

  • Programming skills

  • IT Security Architecture

  • Windows 2000 – Windows 10

  • Windows Server through current

  • Understanding of data networking and computer hardware

  • Ability to manipulate and present data using MS Excel and Power Point

Professional skills

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload

Job Requirements

  • Must complete 10-12 week summer analyst program in Chicago office (typically begin in late-May/early-June and end in early/mid-August)

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