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Senior IT (Network) Security Analyst, Loc: Saint Louis, MO

2022-08-08 13:26:16
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Major Responsibilities

  • Proactively stay ahead of industry regarding education, certification, best practices, and tools.
  • Analyze and audit all areas of IT security including cloud services, disaster recovery, backup/recovery, system access, Active Directory, network, wireless, and change management.
  • Respond to alerts and dashboards, set up monitoring criteria, troubleshoot warnings, and provide partnership with IT operations on outages to resolve alerts
  • Implement security controls across networking devices, databases, operating systems, and hardware and software components according to best practices and expert recommendations.
  • Manage and support information security systems such as virus detection systems, endpoint detection and response, data loss prevention, network anomaly detection, cloud access security brokers, security information event management, and other security systems.
  • Coordinate project delivery efforts with other teams such as security operations, network operations/infrastructure, and governance & risk management.
  • Ensure that new designs meet set security standards.
  • Interpret information security and compliance requirements and develop plans to align company security infrastructure to those requirements.
  • Assist and help develop policies that encourage secure working areas and protects client data.
  • Review and develop security-related documents, such as incident reports, proposals, and tactical or strategic initiatives and be able to present them to team members, managers, and partners.
  • Monitor and manage IT security access for all team members including providing role-based system access, integrating new data log sources and modifying security configuration settings and policies.
  • Recommend security procedures for helpdesk, systems operations, domains, asset classification systems, system acquisition, system development, system maintenance, access control, program models, or reporting tools.
  • Monitor and manage all IT systems for unusual behavior and security breaches. Respond to security incidents and report to IT management.
  • Prepare reports or make presentations on internal investigations, losses, or violations of regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Communicate security status, updates, and actual or potential problems, using established protocols.
  • Collect, analyze and provide appropriate security metrics using available security tools and services to determine security needs, security program goals, or program accomplishments.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Required Practical Experience / Background / Skills
  • Strong customer service skills including verbal and written communications.
  • Superior time management skills including sense of urgency and proactive approach.
  • Strict adherence to professional ethics.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to work on and successfully complete multiple projects at the same time.
  • At least 5 years of relevant technology experience in related technical environment preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

Required Professional Background / Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information security, or related degree preferred
  • 5 years of experience in IT risk or information security with Security-based Certifications.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) highly desired, or CompTIA Security+ with seven or more years’ experience.
  • Minimum five years of progressive security monitoring experience, security operations, and incident response activities; preferably within a professional services firm or similar environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of security protocols and procedures.
  • Knowledge of networking and security technologies such as MPLS, VoIP, IPSEC, VPN, routers, switches, firewalls, DLP, IDS/IPS, MFA, SSO, EPP and SIEM devices.
  • Additional experience preferred includes managed SEIM service, network monitoring, Kali Linux & ACAS (Nessus and related products).
  • Knowledge of IT security compliancy frameworks such as SOC and SOC2.
  • Understanding of security logging, audit logging, and event logging.
  • Experience in conducting, participating in, and evaluating security testing activities e.g., security assessments, audits, and penetration testing.
  • Experience supporting operational security activities e.g. Firewall implementation, risk mitigation, host security, encryption, intrusion detection, and viral detections.
  • Experience in planning and/or review security lockdown and/or hardening of Servers and network devices

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