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Assistant Technical Director
Title:Assistant Technical Director
Location:New York or Remote

Whom are we looking for?

We are looking for an Assistant Technical Director in the Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics & Incident Response department, which currently consisting of 8 people. We need a highly driven, motivated, creative, reliable, diligent, detail-oriented and clever individual to join our team. We are in a competitive environment and we need to “hack it” with innovative approaches. The desired candidate should have experience with cybersecurity, hands-on technical experience, theoretical understanding of forensic science, and be able to roll up their sleeves and work independently as needed. 


Sales Support and Client Engagements 

  • Provide sales team support to develop statements of work ("SoW") and attend client scoping calls 

  • Assist to define client objectives, architect DFIR or cybersecurity process for clients to follow – consultative sales approach, prepare notes for internal team to understand tasks from the client objectives  

  • Train resell partners on LIFARS penetration testing and DFIR process, assist to up-sale managed services and DFIR annual contracts  

Digital Forensics & Incident Response (“DFIR”) 

  • Respond to client requests for incident response and manage the engagement  

  • Work under direction of legal counsel or CISO meeting the executives and legal DFIR incident objectives and milestones  

  • Conduct threat hunts on client systems to identify potential compromises 

  • Define containment, eradication, recovery, and remediation strategies, tactics, and objectives  

  • Provide recommendations for improving security procedures moving forward 

  • Work with corporate legal counsel on all matters relating to data breaches, incident response, penetration testing, and DFIR product deployment 

  • Lead Digital Forensics lead investigations of client incidents 

  • Be ready and willing to “roll up your sleeves” to conduct investigations and analyses as needed  

  • Participate in projects to improve incident response and compromise assessment methodologies 

  • Manage multiple incident response consultants on larger projects, including subcontractors and outside authorities 

  • Work on DFIR policies and procedures, internal and client facing  

Managed Services and Product Team 

  • Collaborate closely with the product development team to stand up features and releases 

  • Provide input into product testing and feature integration road map  

  • Create procedures and implementation guides for product deployment  

  • Train partners on product and solutions that LIFARS offers  

Benefits working at LIFARS: 

  • Our team works on many high-profile cases with FBI, US Secret Service, Europol, Interpol, and other military and civilian intelligence agencies 

  • Real equity in the company (LIFARS is self-funded) and LIFARS cultural believe is that every member of LIFARS is an equity holder 

  • Performance bonuses and competitive salary

  • Very solid medical, health, dental, vision, and 401(k) benefits, HAS, FSA, and educational reimbursements as they relate to security  


  • Deep technical knowledge of Windows, MacOS and Linux system (workstations and servers) 

  • Thorough understanding of forensics analysis of Windows, MacOS and Linux systems 

  • Minimum 3 years of digital forensic investigative experience 

  • Experience in incident response highly preferred 

  • Expert witness status or experience in preparing expert testimonies is desired 

  • At least one of the following technical certifications: GCFA, CISSP, EnCE, CISA, GCFE, GCIH, CEH 

Professional Skills: 

• Excellent problem-solving skills 
• Strong oral and written communication skills 
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload 
• Detailed oriented in investigations and communications 
• Ability to communicate technical investigation results to non-technical functions such as HR or legal                                                                                                                    
•Drive to join the technology cyber security profession 
• Confident and dynamic personality  
• Ability to work in a fast-paced emerging startup environment 
• Ability to work under strict deadlines and work independently or as part of a team 
• Creative “hack-it”                                                          
•Ability and confidence to communicate effectively and coordinate with the internal team                                                                                                                                     
•Very strong sense of ethics/values ability to handle confidential investigations with discretion                                                                                                                           


Preferred Skills: 

• Experience with memory analysis software such as Volatility or Redline 
• Knowledge of US laws related to computer intrusions and data privacy requirements 
• Familiarity with the design and audit of IT Security Architecture 
• Understanding of data privacy 
• Understanding of data networking, operating system concepts and computer hardware 
• Knowledge of Windows, MacOS X and Linux OS 

*This position is open to candidates local to New York, as well as remote candidates within the U.S.


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