The information security analyst is a member of the information technology team and works closely with the other members of the team to develop and implement a comprehensive information security program. This includes defining security policies, processes and standards. The security analyst works within the IT department to select and deploy technical controls to meet specific security requirements and defines processes and standards to ensure that security configurations are maintained.
- Works with the IT team and other business units to identify security requirements, using methods that may include risk and business impact assessments.
- The Security Analyst will be concerned with residual risk, vulnerabilities and other security exposures, including misuse of information assets and noncompliance.
- Plays an advisory role in application and/or web development projects to assess security requirements and controls and to ensure that security controls are implemented as planned.
- Collaborates on critical IT projects to ensure that security issues are addressed throughout the project life cycle, to include opt-in processing and data privacy rules.
- Works within the IT department to identify, select and implement technical controls.
- Develops security processes and procedures and supports service-level agreements (SLAs) to ensure that security controls are managed and maintained.
- Researches, evaluates and recommends information-security-related hardware and software, including developing business cases for security investments.
- Manage third party Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessments
- Defines security configuration and operations standards for security systems and applications, including policy assessment and compliance tools, network security appliances, host-based security systems, and email systems.
- Develops and validates baseline security configurations for operating systems, applications, and networking and telecommunications equipment.
- Participates in security investigations and compliance reviews, as requested by internal or external auditors.
- Acts as a liaison between incident response leads and subject matter experts.
- Minimum of five years' IT or network security experience.
- Bachelor's degree in information systems or equivalent work experience.
- In-depth knowledge and understanding of information risk concepts and principles, as a means of relating business needs to security controls.
- Knowledge of and experience in developing and documenting security architecture and plans, including strategic, tactical and project plans.
- Experience with common information security management frameworks, such as [International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 2700x and the ITIL, COBIT and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)] frameworks.
- Proficiency in performing risk, business impact, control and vulnerability assessments.
- Strong understanding of business applications, including ERP, email, and financial systems.
- Excellent technical knowledge of mainstream operating systems [for example, Microsoft Windows and SAP and a wide range of security technologies, such as network security appliances, identity and access management (IAM) systems, anti-malware solutions, automated policy compliance tools, and desktop security tools.
- Experience in developing, documenting and maintaining security policies, processes, procedures and standards.
- Knowledge of network infrastructure, including routers, switches, firewalls, and the associated network protocols and concepts.