FINRA

Lead Cybersecurity Analyst, Cat

3+ months agoRockville, MD

The Lead Cybersecurity Analyst, working independently, is responsible for planning, designing, implementing, operating, and monitoring cybersecurity controls in a secure, effective, and compliant manner.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensure that security risks are comprehensively and effectively managed though leading the application of established and ad hoc processes and techniques.
  • Lead the planning, design, implementation, and operation of security controls, such as a comprehensive continuous security monitoring and threat detection program. Ensure security controls are well designed, effectively implemented, and aligned with organizational policies. Design and implement automated solutions for efficiently managing cybersecurity risk
  • Establish, implement, and promote security control operation and monitoring strategies. Review, triage, and prioritize control output.
  • Lead the identification, evaluation, and recommendation of new security technologies, techniques, and tools.
  • Define, review, implement, execute, and promote information security policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Lead and champion efforts to enforce and monitor compliance with internal and external regulations, policies, and standards. Establish and promote strategies to ensure that compliance is effectively monitored and enforced.
  • Manage relationships with security vendors throughout the vendor lifecycle, as needed to accomplish departmental objectives. Ensure vendors comply with contractual commitments and continue to meet the security and risk management needs of the organization.
  • Ensure compliance with security-related regulatory and contractual requirements.
  • Enforce security-related policies, standards, and procedures that support the security of CAT and the sensitive data maintained within.
  • Clearly communicate state of cybersecurity threats, risks, and controls to the CISO and other stakeholders.


Other Responsibilities:
  • Support FISMA/NIST compliance activities, to include, SSP/POAM development, artifact generation in support of audit activities, and risk register management.
  • Mentor/guide team members and other organizational stakeholders on matters of cybersecurity.


Education/Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, cybersecurity, or technical field preferred. Other bachelor’s degrees may be considered at the discretion of the CISO.
  • 7+ years of professional experience in the design, operation, and monitoring of IT systems, with substantial emphasis on cybersecurity, including 3+ years designing, operating, monitoring, and assessing security controls for AWS-based systems. Experience must include both leadership and hands-on experience in key areas such as:
    • Multiple cybersecurity domains appropriate to the role, such as intrusion detection, cloud security, application security, network security, and threat detection and response.
    • Modeling threats to identify attack vectors, associated risk levels, and appropriate mitigating controls.
    • Experience using a variety of tools and resources to identify cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, configuration defects, and other deficiencies to determine root cause and identify remediation strategies and countermeasures.
    • Substantial hands-on experience with many of the following technologies;
      • Automation technologies: Python, Java, JavaScript, Machine Learning/AI
      • Monitoring: Splunk
      • Vulnerability and Configuration Management: Tripwire, Qualys, Crowdstike EDR, Checkmarx, Halo, Blackduck
      • Other: JIRA, Confluence
  • Demonstrated understanding of common information security vulnerabilities and attack patterns and ability to explain how they are both exploited and countered.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


Working Conditions:
  • Work is normally performed in an office environment, with extended hours when necessary. Occasional travel may be required.

To be considered for this position, please submit an application.

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Job ID: FINRA-R-002332