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Position Title: High-Tech Investigator
Job Code: 445398
Job Location: New Jersey-Newark

This is an exciting time to join a growing global team, High Tech Investigations, responsible for cyber investigations in the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America. Reporting to the Director of Incident Response and Investigations, The Investigator is responsible for conducting end-to-end investigations, threat intelligence collection/analysis and cyber incident response into incidents of, but not limited to: cyber-crimes, privacy breaches, reported data loss, intellectual property theft, malicious network activity, misuse of company resources, conflicts of interest, violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and violations of Prudential’s internal policies and procedures. 

This position requires the ability to: conduct forensic examinations of Microsoft/Apple/Linux hosts, Android/iPhone/Blackberry mobile devices, network and security devices and associated log files, conduct subject interviews, and write clear and concise findings reports for management and stakeholders. In this role, you will provide specialized support by gathering, handling, examining, preparing, entering, searching, retrieving, identifying and/or comparing digital and/or physical evidence. In addition, you will use forensically sound procedures to determine results and observe proper evidence custody and control procedures, documents procedures and findings and prepare comprehensive written notes and reports. In addition to traditional investigative and forensic activities, you will be tasked with the active collection and analysis of threat intelligence from a variety of vendor, open source and industry-group sources.  Analysis of the collected intelligence will be utilized to improve the company’s security and investigative posture.

In this critical role, you will have the opportunity to identify new tools and methods for proactively identifying misconduct involving computer technology, as well as review and update the group’s Standard Operations Procedures.  When needed, you will be required to assist in the collection of electronically stored information (ESI) in support of the firm’s eDiscovery practices. 

While the primary work location is the company’s Newark, New Jersey office, this role may be asked to participate in a variety of industry working groups and task force operations within the New York tri-state area.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Perform highly sensitive, complex, and confidential high-tech investigations into incidents of data loss and intellectual property theft, technology misuse, conflict of interest, external fraud and other types of matters.

  • Routinely conduct digital forensic examinations of desktops, laptops, mobile devices, servers, email systems, cloud computing environments, etc.

  • Forensically preserve electronically stored information (ESI) and perform data analysis in support of corporate investigations

  • Assist with incident handling, including forensics collections and intrusion correlations and tracking.

  • Conduct and memorialize investigative interviews and generate investigative summary reports outlining the investigation process and results. 

  • Analyze intelligence reports to understand threat campaign(s) techniques, lateral movements and extract indicators of compromise (IOCs).

  • Participate in threat intelligence cooperative working groups physically located outside of the Newark, NJ area.

  • Minimum 3 years professional experience, including at least one year of tech investigations, preferably involving in financial services.  Will consider post-graduate education on a year for year basis in lieu of professional experience.

  • Proven experience in computer evidence seizure, digital forensic acquisitions, digital forensic analysis, and data recovery.

  • Experience conducting investigative interviews, including writing memorandums of interviews.  Formal interview training is preferred.

  • Experience with analysis of security events from multiple sources including but not limited to events from Security Information Monitoring (SIEM) tools, network and host based intrusion detection systems, firewall logs, system logs (Unix and Windows), mainframes, mid-range, applications, and databases. 

  • Experience with commercial forensic utilities including X-ways, EnCase, Forensic Toolkit (FTK), BlackBag BlackLight, Internet Evidence Finder (IEF), Cellebrite Physical Analyzer, Oxygen Forensics, etc.

  • Knowledge of mainstream desktop/server operating systems (UNIX, Windows, OSX, Linux) and file systems (NTFS, exFAT, FAT, HFS/HFS , APFS, EXT2/3/4)

  • Knowledge of mainstream mobile operating systems (iOS, Android, BlackBerry OS) and file systems (APFS, F2FS, JFFS2, YAFFS2, EXT/2/3/4)

  • Knowledge and experience with corporate hardware devices including desktops, laptops, mobile devices, servers, and network area storage systems.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.

  • Industry-accepted certifications a plus (EnCE, CCE, GCFE, GCFA, GCIH, GREM, CFCE, CISSP, etc.)

  • Candidate must be a licensed driver and own reliable transportation.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: Legal
Schedule: Full-time
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