Senior IT Risk and Compliance Specialist

Senior IT Risk and Compliance Specialist


This is a great opportunity to get into work for one of Atlanta' s premier Universities! Enjoy work/life balance in an educational setting where your work is valued!

Our client has an immediate need for a Senior Enterprise Information Security Compliance Specialist. This person will serve as a primary subject matter expert for managing the process and conducting information security reviews across multiple internal and vendor hosted applications and systems. They will stay informed about the latest security threats and vulnerabilities. They will also be responsible for reviewing information security policies, procedures, network diagrams and other relevant documentation; determining and documenting information security risks and suggesting controls necessary for the protection of sensitive information. Finally, they will chair the information security reviews meetings, and coordinate and present security reviews findings to the Enterprise Security team.

Skills: security risk assessment and remediation, IT compliance regulation knowledge, strong research/validation skills, HIPAA knowledge


  • Serve as a subject matter expert for information security elements of one or more IT compliance regulatory schemes (e.g. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
  • Assume additional technical and thought-leadership responsibilities spanning multiple IT security, risk management, regulatory compliance, and security operations domains.
  • Consume and analyze cyber threat intelligence to maintain situational awareness of the threat, vulnerability, and compliance landscape. Leverage this information to appropriately assess and mitigate cyber risk to the enterprise IT systems.
  • Ensure that appropriate operational, technical and managerial controls are implemented and operating appropriately to sustain the required security posture of Emory IT systems.
  • Provides guidance and assistance regarding information security and compliance matters, such as the interpretation of information security policies and requirements and/or their applicability to particular situations.


  • A bachelor' s degree and five years of related IT experience including demonstrated technical expertise in multiple information security domains, project management skills, OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Benefits: WFH options, Lots of paid days off (11 PTO days, 6 sick days, 10 holidays, 2 floating holidays), Medical, Dental, vision, flex spending, Long and short term life, HSA, Tuition Reimbursement, Training opportunities, 401k with up to 9% match!

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