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Project Manager

Surefire Cyber

Surefire Cyber

Elkridge, MD, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Job Title: Project Manager

Location: Remote (USA)

Role: Full time

Compensation: $75K-$110K

About Surefire Cyber

Surefire Cyber delivers swift, strong responses to cyber incidents such as ransomware, email compromise, malware, data theft, and other threats with end-to-end response capabilities. We provide clients confidence by helping them prepare, respond, and recover from cyber incidents—and to fortify their cyber resilience after an incident.

About You

You are an incredibly motivated and driven Project Manager with foundational knowledge and experience in cybersecurity. You enjoy creating structure from disorganization and composing documentation that can be easily accessed and shared with team members.

You have a passion for business process improvements and participating in change management activities that drive efficiencies and deliver swifter first-class results. As a client facing professional you serve as a reliable support system to both clients and team members alike to ensure that all action items are followed through on and exceed desired expectations.

Job Description

Surefire Cyber is actively seeking a Project Manager to join our growing team and participate in streamlining efficiencies between the Surefire suite of service offerings. This team member will have a foundational background in cyber incident response management to oversee complex cybersecurity projects within our organization.

At times, the Project Manager will represent Surefire Cyber as consulting resource and interact with team members from our DFIR and Advisory teams to ensure engagements are running smoothly and appropriate after-action items are completed in a timely manner.

High level responsibilities

  • Work closely with and seek guidance from the Senior Project Manager as needed to ensure project roadmaps and initiatives are properly prioritized and delivered upon for Surefire Cyber.
  • Build professional relationships and communicate effectively with internal stakeholders and clients to develop and align a first-class strategy with their overall business and incident response objectives.
  • Participate in project meetings, providing input and feedback on project execution and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Manage cyber incident response projects from initiation to completion, ensuring that projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.
  • Facilitate and support project plans, including incident response strategies, incident handling procedures, stakeholder communication plans, and resource allocation, in collaboration with engagement leads, consultants, engineers, and relevant stakeholders.
  • Monitor engagement plans, including goals, deliverables, milestones, and resource allocation, in collaboration with Engagement Leads and DFIR consultant team members.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including IT, legal, HR, and external clients and vendors, to ensure effective incident response execution and communication.
  • Manage project risks, issues, and dependencies, and develop mitigation strategies to ensure effective incident response on active engagements.
  • Assist with post-incident reviews and lessons learned sessions to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions for future incident response engagements.
  • Learn and stay up to date with the latest cyber threats, attack techniques, incident response technologies, and best practices, and apply them to project management methodologies.
  • Contribute to incident response teams, establishing clear roles and responsibilities, and fostering a collaborative and results-driven work environment.
  • Ensure compliance with incident response frameworks, regulations, and industry standards throughout the engagement lifecycle.
  • Creates, manages, and distributes project artifacts like Statements of Work (SOW) and budget updates.
  • Lead and manage stakeholders to deliver projects that span across one or more business units.
  • Contributes to establishing practices, templates, policies, and tools to expand and mature capabilities within Incident response.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Computer Science, or applicable professional experience as a Project Manager particularly in the field of cyber incident response management.
  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies including scrum and sprint facilitation and communicating between stakeholders to facilitate requirement gathering.
  • Understanding of incident response methodologies, frameworks, and best practices, such as NIST SP 800-61, ISO 27035, and SANS incident response lifecycle.
  • Excellent communication, and problem-solving skills, along with a deep understanding of cybersecurity principles and practices.
  • Exposure to incident response tools, technologies, and systems, including SIEM platforms, endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions, and threat intelligence platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong analytical skills, capable of identifying risks and developing effective mitigation strategies.
  • Eagerness to learn from team, grow your knowledge, and teach your colleagues.

Expertise in all these areas is not required, but you should be excited by the opportunity to learn new things and comfortable with working with other team members to expand your knowledge base and experience. We at Surefire Cyber invite you to apply even if you do not feel you have mastery in all the requirements listed on the job description and welcome a further discussion.

Interview Process

  • Submit interest by applying directly to the job posting or submit resume to careers@surefirecyber.com
  • Preliminary phone interview with the Chief People Officer (approx., half an hour)
  • Virtual interview with hiring leader/Chief Delivery Officer (CDO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), (approx., 45 minutes)
  • Virtual interview with other Surefire Cyber stakeholders/team members, (approx., 45 minutes)
  • Virtual interview with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) (approx., half an hour)

Benefits of Joining Surefire Cyber

  • Competitive compensation package.
  • Remote work options.
  • Flexible PTO (Paid Time Off), holiday, and paid parental leave for all employees.
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, 401K matching program, disability, FSA (Flexible Spending Accounts), HSA (Health Savings Account), Life and AD&D benefits.

Surefire Cyber is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex, or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.