2018 - Winter - Consulting Intern - Risk Advisory Services - Security, Privacy & Risk

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In order to address the most critical needs of our clients, RSM US LLP has established the Security and Privacy Services group, comprised of more than 100 professionals dedicated exclusively to serving the cyber security needs of our clients. This group includes experienced consultants located throughout the country dedicated to helping clients with preventing, detecting, and responding to security threats that may affect their critical systems and data. We serve a diverse client base within a variety of industries, and we are relied upon to provide expertise within areas of security testing, architecture, governance, compliance, and digital forensics.

We are seeking individuals to fill a variety of positions such as performing digital forensic and incident response investigations. 

At RSM, Interns work with large and small companies in various industries. They develop strong working relationships with clients built on understanding their businesses and challenges. Interns work on multiple team engagements, including several pieces of any particular assignment—not just one part. Working in a mutually respectful team environment helps our associates perform at their best and integrate their career with their personal life. You will have the opportunity to:


  • Proactively participate on projects involving the identification, collection, and analysis of computer systems and electronic data sources relevant to investigative, legal, or regulatory initiatives.

  • Evaluate malicious activity on company network assets and mitigate threats using data loss prevention tools, processes, and techniques.

  • Perform remote and onsite digital evidence collections and forensic analysis tasks through the use of industry standard hardware and software applications.

  • Generate precise written and oral reports and professional communication for use by senior level and client-facing internal resources in briefing clients on various projects.

  • Ability to identify cyber security risks and remediation tasks of networks and computer systems.

  • Understand the technical skills required for completing digital forensic investigations within a lab environment and remote client locations.

  • Follow and document proper evidence collection and chain of custody practices.

  • Analyze network logs, computer systems, and malicious code to identify scope and timeline of system compromise and

  • Research and testing of digital forensic hardware and software solutions and identify opportunities to improve the team’s capabilities.


Basic qualifications for an associate-level position include:

  • Pursuing a B.A. or B.S. degree or equivalent from an accredited university

  • Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems Management, or other similar major preferably with a focus on information security

  • Technical background in computer science and related fields

  • Strong knowledge  of computer network technologies, protocols and topologies

  • Proficiency with a variety of Windows, Unix and Linux operating systems

  • The ability to interpret and convey technical information through written and oral communications to all levels of technical aptitude, including senior management

  • High degree of integrity and confidentiality, as well as ability to adhere to company policies and best practices

  • Possess a strong internal drive and motivation for continuous improvement


Beneficial, but not requited, qualifications for an associate-level position include:

  • Practical hands-on or lab experience with IT infrastructure components such as servers, firewalls, IDS systems and other network infrastructure components

  • Experience with performing data collections and analysis using a variety of tools including EnCase, FTK, Axiom or others

  • Strong verbal and written abilities

  • Strong multitasking and project management skills EnCase, CFCE or equivalent certifications are required

You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

Experience RSM US. Experience the power of being understood.

RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Job ID req2211
Line of Business: Consulting Services
SubFunction: RAS Security, Privacy & Risk
Job Type: Full Time
Req #: req2211
Location: One South Wacker Dr Ste 800, , Chicago, IL US
Region: Great Lakes Region
Job Category: Business Consulting/Technology
Employment Type: Campus Intern
Degree Required: None
Travel: Yes
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