Information Security Analyst

new york, New York

A prominent financial company is seeking an Information Security Analyst to join their team in New York, NY.

Responsibilities

Strategy & Planning

  • Maintain and oversee enforcement of policies, procedures and associated plans for system security administration and user system access based on industry-standard best practices
  • Assess need for any security reconfigurations (minor or significant) and execute them if required
  • Stay up to date with emerging security alerts and issues
  • Conduct research on emerging products, services, protocols, and standards in support of security enhancement and development efforts

Operational Management

  • Help with the monitoring of all security systems and their corresponding or associated software, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, cryptography systems, and anti-virus software
  • Manage and ensure the security of databases and data transferred both internally and externally
  • Oversee penetration testing of all systems in order to identify system vulnerabilities
  • Design, implement, and report on security system and end user activity audits
  • Monitor server logs, firewall logs, intrusion detection logs, and network traffic for unusual or suspicious activity; Interpret activity and make recommendations for resolution
  • Recommend, schedule, and apply fixes, security patches, any other measures required in the event of a security breach
  • Download and test new security software and/or technologies
  • Manage and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team
  • Effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Conduct research into security issues and products as required
  • Process Access Request tickets based on departmental and firm polices

Qualifications

Required

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • 2-4 years of working in an Information Security department
  • Knowledge of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, data encryption, and other industry-standard techniques and practices
  • In-depth technical knowledge of network and platform operating systems
  • Working technical knowledge of AWS
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP and network administration/protocols
  • Working knowledge of Python
  • Intuition and keen instincts to pre-empt attacks
  • High level of analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Experience with ISO 27001 Framework

Desired

  • Experience with the following:
    • Vulnerability management tools
    • Data Loss Prevention
    • Cloud monitoring tools
    • Antivirus management tools
    • SIEM technologies
    • Application Program Interfaces

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