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Information Security Specialist III
at Freedom Financial Network
Information Security – Information Security Specialist III
The Information Security Specialist III is a technical expert concerned the security controls and tools associated with multiple security domains. With a focus on physical, virtual, and cloud network operations, the Information Security Specialist III envisions, designs, specifies, implements, monitors, and improves upon those controls; ensuring alignment with governing standards (NIST, ISO27001) and compliance with regulatory requirements (SOC, PCI, CCPA). The Information Security Specialist III also fosters automated integration and interoperability across multiple vendors’ security appliances; this integration is not just between those appliances that are deployed within Freedom Financial Network production systems, but also between those internal devices connected to outside parties.
Responsibilities and Duties – As a tier III professional, you are expected to have expertise in at least 3 of these security engineering domain areas:
- Cloud Security: Responsible for working with DevOps and Infrastructure teams to analyze and maintain existing structure or create new, secured, cloud environments. A thorough understanding of securing Kubernetes, VPCs, IaaS, PKI, KMS, scripting, APIs, automation tools such as Terraform, and platforms such as AWS, GCP, or Azure.
- Network Security: Responsible for Firewalls, IPS/IDS, Proxies, URL Filtering, IP Whitelist/Blacklisting, Geo-fencing, DDoS protection, VPNs, NAC, posturing systems, and other security technologies for both physical and cloud operations.
- VMware System Security: Responsible for working with Infrastructure teams to analyze and maintain existing structure or create new, secured, virtual environments. Knowledge of the VMware stack, Horizon, Workspace One, and NSX required.
- System Security: Responsible for working with Infrastructure teams to analyze and maintain existing structure or create new, secured, domain environments. A thorough knowledge of Microsoft domains, including Active Directory, Azure AD, DHCP, DNS, Kerberos, Group Policy, Scripting, Patch Management, Endpoint Management, AV & EDR Tools, FIM tools, SNMP/WMI/Syslog management and monitoring.
- SIEM/SOC Security: Responsible for SIEM tools feeding SOC operations, including ongoing management, tuning, alert thresholds, initial investigation and validation of threats, and building functional reports to relay threat analytics to stakeholders in a digestible format.
- Incident Response & Forensics: Accountable for Incident Response handling and forensics using appropriate methodologies to acquire and preserve evidence in a manner consistent with legal requirements for admissible evidence. Ability to perform root cause/post-mortem analysis.
- Web Application Security: Responsible for driving security initiatives in the development environment through collaboration with developer teams. Requires knowledge of automated and manual testing tools, API Security, OWASP remediations, working with repositories & branches, Agile & CI/CD methods, writing security stories, and being able to provide technical explanations for both the threat and the remediation to developers. Familiarity with Java, PHP, and Go are a plus.
- Offensive Security: Responsible for proactive threat hunting and penetration testing of all environments, documentation and reporting of findings, and working with other teams to assist with remediation and re-testing.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
- The desire to LEARN and GROW as part of a TEAM
- Bachelor's degree preferred
- 5 + years of enterprise security experience
- Ability to effectively manage your time and communications.
- Ability to identify problems, analyze data, present conclusions, and drive changes effectively
- Knowledge of frameworks, standards, and best practices (i.e. NIST, OWASP, PCI, ISO, COBIT,)
- CCIE/CCNP Security, CISSP, CEH, CISM or similar certifications
- Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Skilled at communicating and prioritizing threats and vulnerabilities to a diverse audience, and be able to confidently express and assist with proper remediation methods