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PCI Forensic Investigator (PFI)

Trustwave Holdings, LLC
Chicago, IL 60601
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Trustwave Holdings, LLC

Trustwave is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Category: Security Services
Team: Global Compliance & Risk Services
Location: Chicago, IL


Position at SecureTrust

SecureTrust, a Trustwave division, leads the industry in innovation and processes for achieving and maintaining compliance and security. SecureTrust delivers world-class consulting, compliance and risk assessment services and solutions for the enterprise market as well as tailored merchant risk management programs and solutions for merchant program sponsors around the globe. For more information, visit www.securetrust.com.

The role of a PFI requires substantial knowledge of forensic investigation, data capture and analysis of cardholder data on a wide variety of systems, including being a holder of relevant industry certifications.

Being able to perform forensics investigations and determine the attack vector, as well as the ingress and egress points of the attacks, including identification of how the attacker got in, how they got the data out, and finally determining that the attack is mitigated and effectively stopped are core focus areas of a PFI.

  • To help ensure the security of cardholder data, applicable payment card industry rules require merchants, service providers, financial institutions and other entities that process, store or transmit cardholder data to comply with the relevant PCI Standards. Compliance with the PCI DSS is assessed either by companies qualified to do so by PCI SSC (including but not limited to QSA Companies) or by the merchant, service provider, financial institution, or other entity itself.

    In the event of an actual or suspected attack, compromise or vulnerability affecting payment card transactions or cardholder data, forensic investigation may be required. Forensic investigation of this kind can be challenging and complex, requiring forensic investigators with highly specialized skills and proven staff and experience, capable of rapid response.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Active incident response certification such as SANs GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst (GCFA), or equivalent certification satisfactory to the Approving Organization;
  • A minimum of three (3) years of forensic investigation/incident handling experience.
  • Extensive knowledge in the use of forensics tools
  • Substantial knowledge in data capture and analysis
  • Experience in forensic evidence collection and retention

Following experiences required:

  • Possess sufficient information security knowledge and experience to conduct technically complex enterprise security investigations in a proficient manner in accordance with industry expectations.
  • Knowledgable in identifying full magnetic-stripe data, CVV2 and PIN blocks
  • Possess a Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) or higher degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and/or Forensics
  • A minimum of five (5) years of equivalent industry experience.

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • CISM
  • CISA
  • Current PFI investigator


We prefer college-educated applicants, but at minimum, high school diploma or equivalent is required for employment.

To All Agencies:

Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Trustwave outside of the Talent Acquisition team. Trustwave's policy is to only accept resumes from agencies via the Trustwave Agency Portal. Agencies must have a valid fee agreement in place and they must have been assigned the specific requisition to which they submit resumes, by the Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted outside of this process will be deemed the sole property of Trustwave and in the event a candidate is submitted outside of this policy is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.



Posted: 2020-06-04 Expires: 2020-07-05

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