Dell Incident Response Sr. Advisor - SecureWorks - Remote in ATLANTA, Georgia

Security Incident Response Senior Advisor

SRC-IR Group

Role Overview

The Security Incident Response Advisor works with clients in the growing area of cybersecurity incident response management. This role focuses on preparing clients to effectively handle cybersecurity incidents as well as occasionally providing advisory services to clients experiencing incidents. Helping clients prepare for incidents includes developing and evaluating response capabilities and plan documentation, delivering training, and conducting exercises to test response capabilities. The successful candidate will have experience in developing, managing, and operating incident response capabilities, conducting training, exercises and workshops, and will be familiar with tactics, techniques, and procedures commonly employed by and used to thwart threat actors. Familiarity with the drivers and constraints that organizations are working with and against while trying to secure their infrastructure and data is a necessity.

This position requires up to 50% travel.

This is a remote position.

Role Responsibilities

  • Promote Dell SecureWorks by participating in external speaking engagements, writing whitepapers and blogposts, and ensuring identification of opportunities for additional support to be provided to clients

  • Design and deliver incident response exercises to test client incident response plans; oversee the delivery of exercises by other consultants

  • Develop detailed incident response plans and playbooks based on client needs

  • Contribute to the continual improvement of services that we deliver to clients and the processes that the team utilizes to deliver them

  • Serve as subject matter expert in incident response capability development and improvement

  • Provide objective, actionable, and complete guidance that enables and improves our clients’ incident management capabilities

  • Conduct assessments of client readiness to respond to incidents, including designing and delivering incident response exercises to test client incident response capabilities; review the assessments of other consultant

  • Manage consulting workload, client requirements, and internal projects and tasking as assigned

  • Support complex incident response; review analysis and conclusions of other consultants

  • Document findings, develop recommendations and present both orally and in written reports


  • Minimum of 5 years of information security experience (Vulnerability Management, Risk and Governance, Threat Intelligence, Security Architects, etc.)

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience developing and managing incident response capabilities


  • Operational experience with security tools (firewalls, IDS, IPS, SIEMs, proxies, VPNs)

  • Understanding of vulnerabilities and tools used to discover, analyze, and exploit vulnerabilities

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, information assurance, or equivalent work experience

  • Technical or professional certifications such as GCFA, CISA or CISSP, etc.

  • Familiar with tactics, techniques, and procedures commonly employed by threat actors, and their motivations

  • Understanding of at least one framework: ISO 27001/2, FISMA, PCI, HITRUST, NIST 800-series, CoBIT, PCI, etc.

  • Strong technical communication skills (oral and written) including experience briefing executive management and desire to work with clients to solve complex security issues, including at times in crisis situations

  • Experience briefing senior-level leadership, and conveying technical subject matter to audiences of varying backgrounds and skill levels

SecureWorks is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. SecureWorks encourages applicants of all ages.

Organization: Information Technology

Title: Incident Response Sr. Advisor - SecureWorks - Remote

Location: North America-US-GA-Atlanta

Other Locations: North America-US-Remote/Field/Satellite Office

Requisition ID: 17000H8A