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Information Security Consultant

  • Location: Manhattan, NYC
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job type: Contract/Temp
  • Job reference: JF/165869
  • Sector: Cyber Security / Resilience
Job Description

Information Security Consultant – Cybersecurity, Information Security, IT Risk, Banking, 6m Contract, NYC

Our leading Banking client requires a IT Risk Assessment and Information Security Consultant to coordinate and conducts IT risk and information security review, implements controls and craft solutions to address findings. This position is responsible for supporting risk management and information security activities that help reduce operational IT and information security risks. 

 

The positon is a 6 month contract and will likely extend into further opportunities, perhaps a permanent position with the bank. The role is based in Manhattan, NYC.

 

Main responsibilities;

IT Risk Assessment

  • Assist in identifying, assessing, evaluating IT risks, and developing, tracking and following up on remediation efforts.

  • Conduct and assist in IT risk assessments (e.g., self-assessment, IT risks stemmed from new applications implementation) related to infrastructure, platforms and applications in accordance with policies and procedures.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of new IT risk initiatives, including policies, processes and awareness programs.

  • Participate in key or major projects across technology that have a high inherent risk profile to assist in establishing risk controls to mitigate the residual risk to an acceptable level.

  • Assist in the development of Key Risk Indicators (KRIs), KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), and other metrics that measure risk appetites, control effectiveness and process performance within IT.

  • Maintain and develop IT Risk guidance and /or applicable policies that outline the desired standards for risk measurement and clear guidelines for practices that may contribute to a reduction in IT risk.

Information Security

  • Select the right “policies” or configurations in the information security tools such as Nessus and Websense based on regulatory and internal requirements, policies and procedures.

  • Interpret alerts and follow up on the true vulnerabilities through remediation with the system owners.

  • Have experience in ID management including creation, access modification, and termination for IDs in IT support tools (e.g., Change Management Systems, HelpDesk System and Emergency or Firecall IDs)

  • Assist in regulatory and audit requests as required.

Requirements;

  • Experience with system administration such as Windows Server, Active Directory management, etc.

  • Experience working with security tools such as Nitro, WebSense and McAfee

  • Experience designing secure systems

  • Strong knowledge of firewall, system, and network architectures

  • Strong knowledge of information security best practices

  • Three years or above relevant experiences

Successful candidates will have the ability to work autonomously and be able to bridge the gap between deep technical knowledge and business requirements in order to influence strategy and application security management. If you are interested in the opportunity please respond via this advertisement or email Jordan Fitzpatrick on 

jtf@barclaysimpson.com

 

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