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Guidehouse Security Incident Management, Senior Associate in Albany, New York


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit


Our Security Incident Management Sr. Associate is a member of a service team with upwards of three (3) personnel within the Information Security operations group that are focused on incident response, data spillage response, eDiscovery/legal retention, phishing/spam/malware response, and threat hunting. Effectively supports and executes multiple or more complex IT Security Incident Management projects that may span company-wide initiatives within scope, timeline, and budget. Applies technical knowledge to innovation and performance improvement while demonstrating critical thinking and sound logic when assessing problems and opportunities in generating solutions. Accountable for ensuring the day-to-day operations of Guidehouse Information Management security systems, maintaining, and protecting Guidehouse and Client data to the NIST SP 800-171 standards, supporting the Office of General Counsel (OGC) with e-Discovery or legal retention holds/investigations, and managing security events and incidents through proactive hunting and anomaly investigations. Reports directly to the Security Incident Management Manager.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Can articulate core services of corporate functional areas as well as core services offered by Guidehouse (at a high level) and demonstrates an interest in participating in company-wide initiatives.

  • Understands and supports the IT Security Incident Management initiatives that support overall IT Security Operations goals and objectives

  • Takes responsibility for own actions and works accordingly to get the job done with minimal supervision

  • Understands hot topics related to designated industries/service lines and, broadly, how they impact our clients

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with management and staff Settles differences with others in a way that preserves ongoing work relationships

  • Demonstrates focus on quality and reviews work product of self and others

  • Recognizes issues and escalates to the appropriate parties; Recognizes and resolves issues as they arise, with guidance

  • Anticipates and addresses customer needs and expectations and provides excellent customer service

  • Interprets established policies, procedures, and processes to effectively impact business operations

  • Organizes and executes job responsibilities for self and others so as to maintain a well-organized, timely and high-quality work product

  • Sets priorities and organizes tasks

  • Communicates with team about project status, as directed

  • Manages pieces of a project, and assists with project implementation

  • Assists/guides junior team members in executing assigned tasks

  • Performs the services provided to practices without supervision through sound, well-structured deliverables

  • Openly shares techniques, methodologies, and approaches to help others be more successful

  • Participates in the performance management process and meets key milestones for self (goal setting, self-assessment)

  • Meets regularly with supervisor and direct reports (if applicable) to discuss progress towards goals and career development

  • Maintains a learning plan that includes classroom and online learning as well as achieving/maintaining relevant certifications; completes all required training

  • Actively seeks to learn, collaborate with, and observe more experienced practitioners on areas of mutual interest

  • Understands the company’s market, market trends, target client base and primary competitors

  • Participates in recruiting activities and the integration of new hires

  • Monitors and grows internal and external professional network; attends networking events

  • Understands organizational goals and suggests opportunities to help meet or exceed them

  • Shares credit for team’s success

  • Holds oneself to a high standard of professional behavior; operates with integrity and respect for colleagues (all levels)

  • Able to apply both logical and creative thinking in approach to problem solving Communicates confidently and with effective writing, presentation, and facilitation skills among different audiences that conveys more complex messages to own team and clients

  • Manages independent external and internal assessments to ensure full compliance within the scope of regulatory and contractual requirements

  • Produces work and deliverables that require minimal re-work or editing



  • United States Citizenship

  • Clearance: Ability to obtain a National Security Clearance or a U.S. Federal Government Public Trust

  • Bachelor’s in computer-related or cyber field with 5-8 years of experience; OR Master's with 2-5 years of experience

  • Shall possess one or more of the following certifications:

  • (ISC)2 Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP)

  • ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

  • SANs GIAC certification (e.g., GPEN or GW APT)

  • Offensive-Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

  • Microsoft Security (Operations Analyst/Engineer/Administrator) Associate

  • ACEDS Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS)

  • Must be able to work East Coast US business hours

  • Experience working with Executive Leadership

  • Experience supporting Microsoft Windows 10 operating system

  • Working knowledge of NIST SP 800-171 and NIST SP 800-53

  • Working knowledge of the MITRE ATT&CK framework

  • Experience working with Security Operation Centers, physically or virtually

  • Experience with eDiscovery, litigation holds, and legal investigations support

  • E-discovery or digital forensics data processing experience with a strong understanding of the e-discovery lifecycle and related data processing standards and concepts, including: data processing, data deduplication, de-nisting, imaging, metadata extraction, load files, and data migration across e-discovery platforms

  • Strong understanding of relational databases

  • Advanced skills with Excel (vlookups, macros, etc.). Experience using formulas in Excel to manipulate data

  • Knowledge of various data storage methodologies, data collections, data processing and methods of electronic production

  • Significant experience conducting Incident Response and Security Investigations

  • Experience executing processes and procedures in compliance with required NIST and IT standards

  • Experience using a SIEM, such as Splunk or Sentinel to do analysis of security anomalies and events to do Incident Response and proactive threat hunting

  • Experience creating writing queries with Search Processing Language (SPL) or Kusto Query Language (KQL)

  • Working knowledge of ZeroTrust environments, monitoring strategies, and best business practices of threat hunting

  • Experience working with endpoint detection and response with tools such as Defender, Symantec, or CrowdStrike

  • Experience with taking Threat Intelligence and actioning it

  • Ability to work on many concurrent, and changing priorities

  • Action-oriented and able to manage and meet aggressive timelines and deadlines.

  • Must have excellent organizational and time management skills


  • Experience working with firewalls/web application firewalls, secure file transfer systems, implementing changes, and monitoring status

  • Experience with Data Forensics and Legal/Ethical issues regarding Data

  • Experience working with US Federal Law Enforcement and/or Intelligence Communities

  • Working knowledge of Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, and Teams

  • Powershell and Basic Scripting Experience

  • Demonstrated ability to learn and document new technologies/solutions

  • Experience with ServiceNow is a plus

Additional Requirements

The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

The salary range for this role is $90,000-$110,000 , may vary based on education, skills, experience and location.

Selected Candidate must be able to work Eastern Standard Hours.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program