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Digital Forensic Investigators Full Time

The Post

We are looking for Digital Forensic Investigators to join the CyberPeace Institute. In an age where the sophistication and hybrid nature of cyberattacks is deepening the accountability gap, we are looking for hands-on cyber forensic professionals who have a drive to protect civilian populations. The jobholders' deliveries will be a critical contribution to negating the possibility of malicious actors to commit global harm without impunity.


In close cooperation with the Institute’s analysts, data scientists, and software engineers, successful candidates will be responsible for undertaking forensic examination of complex heterogeneous sources (i.e hardware and memory dumps,network / OS forensics, etc..), and proactively adapting to maintain acute knowledge and a forensic environments in face of changing cyberattacks/cyberoperations. To benefit rigorous investigations, investigators will operate within various investigative environments (from open source or off-the-shelf solutions), while upholding the highest standard of data protection and maintaining the digital chain of custody. The successful candidates will contribute to the CyberPeace Institute’s analytical platform and benefit from the Institute’s network of cyber-analysts and researchers.


We are looking for candidates with a strong background in forensic examination of cyberattacks / cyberoperations,a proven track record of digital investigation,and hands-on experience in seeking digital footprints of attackers. We are looking for candidates who are excited about challenging cases and possess strong altruistic and humanitarian values. This is a tremendous opportunity for individuals to drive ground-breaking technical and societal responses in an emerging area, to effectively help foster collective intelligence against cyberattacks, and to promote peace in cyberspace. If you want to support the most vulnerable, and if you wish to work in a demanding but challenging and rewarding environment, we are excited to receive your application.


Responsibilities


Under the leadership of the Chief Technology Officer, the CyberPeace Institute Digital Forensic Investigators will:

  • Lead the full cycle of a cyber investigation;
  • Process data whilst enforcing the chain of custody and upholding the highest data protection standards;
  • Maintain the highest forensic standards to:
  • secure evidence so it cannot be tampered with,
  • use a range of forensic tools and software to extract and analyse data,
  • recover damaged, deleted or access hidden, protected or encrypted files,
  • unlock digital images that are locked to hide the identity of a place or person,
  • deal with highly sensitive or confidential data / images, depending on the type of investigation,
  • follow electronic data trails to reveal links or communications between individuals or groups.
  • Write and present technical reports;
  • Keep up to date with evolving cyberoperation methods and developments;
  • Look to the future to identify threats and opportunities, in particular by scanning the environment for disruptive convergence in technologies, new vectors of attacks and modus operandi;
  • Promote the vision, the mission and the values of the Institute.


Experience, skills and attributes


This position requires an experienced investigator with significant knowledge and expertise as follows:

  • At least 5 Years hands-on forensic technical experience in at least three of the following: mobile devices (iOS, Android), computer/server (Windows, Mac), network (routers, firewalls, virtualization…), IoT (security cameras, TV, gaming consoles,…), cloud (Azure, AWS);
  • Willingness to keep up to date with the latest forensic computing techniques, tools and software;
  • A proven track record of investigating complex and sophisticated cyberattacks/cyberoperations; 
  • Experience in interacting with information architects and data scientists;
  • Good understanding of the exponential nature of technological convergence, especially in the field of cybersecurity and cyberwarfare; 
  • Strong attention to detail, diligent, and able to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills for reporting findings and conveying technical information to technical and non-technical people;
  • Lateral thinker, capable of listening to other people’s points of view, and understanding and integrating multiple internal and external perspectives;
  • Has a strong team spirit and enjoys working in teams composed of people from different fields and backgrounds;
  • Dedicated to the value of defending victims while keeping integrity and impartiality;
  • Be compliant with issues of confidentiality.


Languages


The working language of the Institute is English. A strong command of this language is required, with a very deep understanding of the cybersecurity jargon. Showing similar command in other languages will be considered an asset. 


Equal opportunities


The CyberPeace Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, colour, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.


Additional information


  • Type of role: Open ended
  • Working rate: 100%
  • Starting date: July 2020
  • Location: Geneva (GVA), with remote working possibilities


Application


Please submit your application via the online form found here including;

  • a CV (2 pages max), in a pdf format. 
  • a cover letter (on page max) describing your motivation, in a pdf format.


Deadline for application is 15/06 at 17:00 CET


Incomplete Applications or those received after the deadline will not be considered.

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