Information Technology · Cherry Hill, NJ · King of Prussia, PA · New York, NY · Parsippany, NJ · Philadelphia, PA · Remote,

Description

The IT security analyst performs various functions, including providing support for information security processes, and managing security incidences in the organization.

The IT security analyst job description consists majorly of the following tasks, duties, and responsibilities:

  • Actively participates in the daily coordination and remediation of all security incidents in the organization
  • Assists in the monitoring, investigating, and reporting of security related events
  • Creates updates and assists in overseeing the execution of security assessments and analysis of systems on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
  • Assists in ensuring successful compliance of PII, HCP, GCC, ISAP, and PCI within the organization
  • Assists with assessments on the security of new applications and programs prior to installation or upgrades
  • Responsible for monitoring and responding to alerts within the information technology infrastructure
  • Assists in monitoring and ensuring that end-users adhere to Information Technology policies, standards, and best practices
  • Assists in ensuring that all servers and other IT related equipment is hardened for compliance and/or industry standards
  • Assists in ensuring that company meets all security standards for internal or external audits
  • Assists in ensuring that all information technology/service diagrams are up to date and appropriately documented
  • Assists in identifying and addresses computer vulnerabilities in internal servers, external servers, and applications
  • Assists in the administration, documenting, and monitoring inventory control for all network equipment
  • Follows the Security Incident Management Response Policy in responding to security incidents
  • Assists the Incident Response Team in handling information security incidents
  • Provides quick updates of security incidents to the network operations manager
  • Assists in improving information security posture through the application of findings from investigation of security incidents
  • Assists in validating and maintaining incident response plan and processes to address potential threats
  • Assists in ensuring the compilation and analysis of data for proper reporting and metrics
  • Scans and patches applications when vulnerabilities may be present or released
  • Assists in daily audits of firewall(s), log management, intrusion detection systems, and content filtering controls

IT Security Analyst Requirements – Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities for Career Success

As an IT security analyst level 2, we will likely expect you to fulfill specific requirements to be certain that you will be able to perform the purpose, obligations, and objectives of the position successfully.

  • Education: The role of IT security analyst level 2 requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Sciences, or in a similar field from a four-year college or university, and/or 2-3 years working in a data security role.
  • Certification: It is recommended that IT security analysts Level 2 are certified or 2-3 years working in a data security role. Certifications from accredited bodies, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), CISA (Certified Information Security Auditor), GIAC/CISM/CCIE/CCNA, or other specialized security certifications.
  • Knowledge: We require 2-3 years of Information Technology experience, including Network Security experience. However, the length of time is variable depending on the organization. it is required that they have knowledge of national and international regulatory compliances, standards, and frameworks such as ISO, SOX, and PCI DSS
  • They may also be required to possess knowledge or willing to reach knowledge of UNIX and Windows operating systems; good knowledge of networking and routing protocols; experience in Penetration Testing and hacking techniques is a plus; good understanding and knowledge of security concepts, protocols, processes, architectures, and platforms (authentication and access control technologies, intrusion detection, network traffic analysis, Web Application Firewalls, Encryption and Key Management, SIEM technology, incident handling, media/malware analysis, etc.)
  • Computer skills: It is essential that they possess superior computer skills, and be proficient in software applications currently in use by the company
  • Communications skill: They require both verbal and written communication skills to communicate with all members of the IT team in a professional manner, and in order to successfully accomplish departmental and company goals
  • Presentation skills: IT security analysts must possess the ability to clearly and effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations
  • Research skills: Their job requires them to carry out investigations on incidences as well as document findings; hence it is essential that they have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Stress management: They must possess the ability to react to high pressure dynamic changing environments in a coordinated and rational manner
  • Apt for learning: They must be willing to maintain and update current knowledge of industry best practices for strategy, design, and operational support for information technology security
  • It is also important that they are naturally curious people with strong problem solving and analytical skills.

 

Physical, Travel and Other Job Specific Requirements:

  • Extended and on-call hours required at times to support client requirements.

ALL FOR GOOD

CMI/Compas was built on inclusion and diversity. It is in our DNA and core values. Challenging the norm is where we started and it’s what drives us as a health leader, indispensable partner, and home for our employees. We are a group of hearts and minds who want to make a difference and celebrate being different, to give voice to and truly hear our people and our partners. We believe in more than “all”. We believe in “all for good.”

CMI Media LLC and Compas, Inc., are an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

We will not accept resumes or candidate submittals from employment agencies or outside recruiters.

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