Sr. Cyber Security Investigator
First Data - Jersey City, NJ

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Job Description
This position is responsible for responding to information security incidents and conducting complex cyber investigations focusing on determining the method, scope, implication, and root cause of the incident. Information security incidents include, but are not limited to suspected data breaches, unauthorized activity, suspected
cases of fraud, waste, and abuse using First Data Corporation information systems, and unauthorized access to First Data information systems. The investigator should be familiar with log analysis, malware investigations, and computer and network forensics. Additionally, the investigator will be responsible for investigating payment card fraud and other wire or bank fraud related to services provided to merchants and financial institutions. The investigator should be current with the latest cyber security trends, online threats, and fraud methods.

This position requires that the candidate be a lawful permanent resident or US Citizen. The candidate should be able to travel domestically and/or internationally in support of the investigative mission.

The responsibilities include:
  • Responding to, and investigating reported or escalated cyber incidents.

  • Investigation of internal fraud, waste, and abuse; collection of evidence and case development.

  • Properly documenting and maintaining chain of custody for evidence.

  • Conducting proactive cyber security or fraud investigations resulting in the identification of issues and the reporting of findings and remediation recommendations to the appropriate business owners.

  • Using a variety of investigative tools throughout the enterprise to support the investigative mission and developing the resources to quickly access logs and other data in order to perform investigations in a timely manner.

  • Conducting live and host-based forensic examinations on a variety of systems and producing detailed forensic analysis of findings

Candidate Requirements

  • 8 years’ experience working in cyber investigations, computer forensics field, and/or other IT related fields tied to networking and enterprise information system environments.

  • An in-depth understanding of networking protocols, computer hardware configurations; and networking devices.

  • Experience conducting live forensics, network forensics, and forensic investigations in accordance with industry standards using accepted forensic tools such as EnCase and FTK.

  • Experience conducting payment card related fraud investigations.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; including the ability to communicate important findings of an investigation to a non-technical audience.

  • Ability to prioritize and re-prioritize tasks in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Ability to coordinate collaborative work efforts between and among peers and peer groups.

  • Ability to conduct investigations and/or audits and document the results of the investigation to support a formal report or court proceeding.

  • Ability to work independently, complete required tasks with minimum supervision.

  • Ability to maintain and improve skills through both structured training and independent research.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technology field preferred.

  • Industry standard forensic certifications such as GCFE, GCFA, and CFCE are desirable.

  • Industry security certifications such as GCIH, and GCIA, are desirable.

Preferred Qualifications



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