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ICS Security Consultant (Remote US)

Company: Mandiant
Location: Irvine
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Since 2004, Mandiant has been a trusted partner to security-conscious organizations. Effective security is based on the right combination of expertise, intelligence, and adaptive technology, and the Mandiant Advantage SaaS platform scales decades of frontline experience and industry-leading threat intelligence to deliver a range of dynamic cyber defense solutions. Mandiant's approach helps organizations develop more effective and efficient cyber security programs and instills---confidence in their readiness to defend against and respond to cyber threats.

Job Description

Protect operational technology (OT), industrial networks and Industrial Control Systems (ICS)

Our ICS/OT Security Consultants combine industry-leading Mandiant security technology and intelligence to deliver penetration testing, incident response, compromise assessments and threat modeling to clients within the ICS and OT space.

The risk profile of controls systems is continually changing as OT and IT networks become increasingly interconnected. The changing risk profile increases Mandiant's need to assist clients in preventing, detecting, responding to, and recovering from cyber security incidents involving control systems. Our investigations expose threats targeting critical infrastructure, transportation, manufacturing, and other control systems. Our teams then develop innovative analytics for detection, support investigations, and incident response solutions.


  • Work with clients to assess cybersecurity controls appropriate for ICS/OT environments, evolve those architectures to a more defensible posture, and improve the ability to resist, detect, respond to, and contain attacks
  • Develop comprehensive and accurate reports and presentations for both technical and executive audiences
  • Effectively communicate investigative findings and strategy to client stakeholders including technical staff, executive leadership, and legal counsel
  • Provide guidance and support on ICS matters to the larger consulting practice


    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • 2+ years of hands-on experience in one, or more, of the following areas:
      • Penetration Testing / Ethical Hacking
      • Log analysis, host and network forensics
      • Cybersecurity Architecture
      • Cybersecurity Programs, Audit, Compliance, and Strategy
      • Fundamental understanding of operational technologies such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software, RTUs, HMI and Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
      • Fundamental understanding of IT and OT network communication protocols (For example: TCP/IP, UDP, DNP3, Modbus, IEC 61850, OPC, OPC UA, PROFINET, etc.)
      • Knowledge and understanding of various security control frameworks, including: IEC62443, NERC CIP, NIST
      • Familiarity with Linux and Windows operating systems and administrative tools

        Additional Qualifications:
        • Willingness to travel up to 50%
        • Ability to successfully interface with both internal and external clients
        • Ability to document and explain technical details in a concise, understandable manner
        • Self-motivated and results focused; ability to strengthen the team and its mission
        • Global Industrial Cybersecurity Professional (GICSP), Certified SCADA Security Architect (CSSA), or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certifications a plus
        • Experience with Industrial Wireless Communications, Software Defined Radio, and Embedded Device Testing a plus

          Additional Information

          At Mandiant we are committed to our #OneTeam approach combining diversity, collaboration, and excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

          Minimum Salary: $100,000. Final salary will be determined commensurately with cost of living, experience level, and/or any other legally permissible considerations.---

          Incentive Compensation: Eligibility for annual bonus subject to individual and company performance; eligibility for award of Restricted Stock Units subject to eligibility requirements, approval from Mandiant's Compensation Committee, and vesting terms

          Benefits: Employer subsidized benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability Insurance.---Subject to eligibility requirements, Mandiant also offers the ability to participate in 401(k), Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Dependent Care Spending Accounts, and Employee Stock Purchase Program.---Mandiant also provides Paid Time Off, Flexible Paid Sick Time, and Paid Holidays.
          • Disclosure as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20)------

Keywords: Mandiant, Irvine , ICS Security Consultant (Remote US), Professions , Irvine, California

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