Information Security Analyst - DC

Location
Washington, DC, United States
Job Type
Full-time
     
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Description

Information Security Analyst. Under the direction of the Cybersecurity Manager, the Information Security Analyst will use the latest technologies to detect, analyze and limit vulnerabilities and security risks of the firm’s information technology infrastructure. This position will assist with analyzing and managing security systems to identify and enhance the Firm’s security posture.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Works with Cybersecurity Manager and other IT team members to identify, understand, document, and advise on security requirements, impacts, and risks.
  • Familiarity with cloud-based applications and how to properly secure them including but not limited to Azure, AWS, O365, NetDocuments, etc.
  • Develops and maintains documentation for security systems, procedures, and security diagrams.
  • Monitors threat awareness information to identify vulnerabilities.
  • Analyzes, proposes, and implements solutions concerning residual risk, vulnerabilities, and other security exposures.
  • Ensures vulnerability test and security review results are communicated, assigned, and tracked appropriately.
  • Installs security measures and operates software to protect systems and information infrastructure, including firewalls and data encryption programs.
  • Assists with conducting periodic desktop exercises and drills for employees to ensure that systems have been properly configured and tested.
  • Assists with security awareness initiatives in the form of emails, newsletters, training, and anti-phishing awareness campaigns.
  • Monitors threat awareness information to identify vulnerabilities.
  • Assists IT staff to secure hardware, peripherals and other equipment. Ensures quality controls of new computer images periodically to verify all security standards are being met and applied.
  • Participates in initiatives to identify, select, and implement technical controls.
  • Assists with large scale or long-term projects for the design, development, implementation, and testing of new or existing information security systems.
  • Keeps abreast of all specific security trends and standards.
  • Researches and evaluates security enhancements and makes recommendations to management to maintain efficiency and best practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Candidates Will Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Cybersecurity required.
  • Minimum 3 years of Information Technology experience with at least one year of information security related experience.
  • Strong knowledge of application and infrastructure security solutions (Firewalls, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, Network Security, Password Management, Data Encryption and Access Control), project management.
  • Relevant work experience with incident detection, incident response, and forensics is a plus.
  • Experience and familiarity with the ITIL framework and processes preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects/initiatives simultaneously while meeting deadlines and business objectives.
  • Strong communication and customer service acumen.
  • Ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to script in Bash, Python or Perl is a plus.

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