INF/ Security Analyst

Location: Chicago Region
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Contract To Hire

  • Monitor for security breaches or security anomalies and investigate these situations and take appropriate actions including communication to IT management and isolation or corrective actions to secure the environment.
  • Prepare reports that document security breaches and the extent of the damage caused by the breaches.
  • Develops, manage, and maintain security awareness by providing orientation, educational programs, and on-going communication.
  • Monitor penetration testing for software, hardware and human risks and document / escalate findings.
  • Research the latest information technology (IT) security trends.
  • Recommend security enhancements to business stakeholders, vendors, and all information technology departments .
  • Develop and publish Information Security standards and guidelines based on knowledge of best practices and compliance requirements.
  • Assist user community and vendors regarding security products, policies and procedures utilized within the environment.
  • Prepares IT documentation, including department policies and procedures, informational notifications, and IT alerts.
  • Updates your job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Engage with Enterprise IT and SBU development team to ensure implementation of new technology solution or enhancement to existing systems does not create new risks to the environment

  • Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in the IT security field. Skills might include:
  • Corporate Risk Assessment
  • Variability testing and prioritization
  • Vendor Security research
  • User Awareness training
  • IDS/IPS systems and SIEM tools
  • Third party Vendor Management
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication (oral, written, presentation), interpersonal, ability to interact and dialogue to arrive at an optimal IT solution to business problems.
  • 2 to 4 years of experience in a project managing security projects.
  • 5 years of experience working with a global team including offshore/ outsourced employees.
  • Ability to understand business requirements and balance technical excellence with business constraints such as time to market, cost & schedule.
  • Ability to understand the long-term (big picture) and short-term perspectives.
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies.
  • Good understanding of technology trends and Technical vision.
  • Security certifications desired in: one or more of the following:
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control
  • Global Information Assurance Certification
  • Vendor credentials offered by companies such as Microsoft and Cisco.
  • Ability to assist user community and vendors regarding General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) .
  • This position requires some weekend and evening assignments as well as availability during off-hours for participation in scheduled and unscheduled activities.

  • Software used for this position
    • Active Directory
    • Alert Logic - Event Log storage
    • Center Point for Share Point
    • Commvault
    • Footprints - Ticketing system
    • F-secure - Anti Virus
    • Knowbe4 - Phishing campaigns
    • Manage Engine - Ad Audit, Ad Manager, Password Manager
    • MS Office 2010
    • MS Project
    • MS VISIO
    • Nipper - Firewall analyzer
    • Office365
    • Proof Point - Email security & Protection
    • Proof Point - TAP (Targeted Attack Protection)
    • Solar Winds - Net Flow Traffic Analyzer
    • Solar Winds - Network Configuration Manager
    • Symantec - Anti Virus
    • Tenable. IO - Nessus scanner
    • Time Watch - Time reporting
    • TrendMicro Scan mail for Exchange (Anti-Virus tool)
    • Webex - Cisco

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