This position is located in the Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP), Division of Privacy and Identity Protection (DPIP). The Division oversees issues related to consumer privacy, credit reporting, identity theft, and information security. The Division enforces the statutes and rules within its jurisdiction, engages in outreach and policy development, and educates consumers and businesses about emerging privacy, credit reporting, information security issues, and identity theft prevention.Learn more about this agency
If selected for the Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) position, the employee's duties include, but are not limited to:
- Evaluates established methods and procedures and prepare recommendations for changes in methods and practices where appropriate.
- Researches emerging consumer technologies and entities involved in the consumer technology marketplace.
- Provides assistance to attorneys and other staff on complex investigations involving unfair or deceptive practices concerning technologically-sophisticated schemes.
- Preserves evidence of unfair or deceptive practices that appear on the Internet and in mobile apps in a forensically sound manner.
- Captures unencrypted data flows using packet capture programs such as Wireshark and Fiddler, and captures encrypted data flows using man-in-the-middle techniques (i.e., MITM Proxy).
- Uses databases, public records, and other sources to obtain and preserve information related to data security and privacy investigations and other projects.
- Interviews potential witnesses in data security and privacy investigations.
- Drafts investigative affidavits and declarations in data security and privacy investigations.
- Testifies in court hearings, depositions, and other settings.
- Assists technologists and attorneys in designing and conducting studies concerning the impact of new technologies on consumers, including studies concerning:
- The use of privacy-protective technologies by consumers and businesses,
- The flow of data between computing devices, app developers, and third parties, and
- Compliance with laws enforced by the FTC, including the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
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