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Network Security Specialist in Rosemont, IL at CRS Group

Date Posted: 11/14/2018

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Job Description

Overview: The CRS Group is currently looking for a Network Security Specialist for one of our clients in the Rosemont area. The CRS Group is a nationwide Staffing Firm who works primarily with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations.
Job Description:
  • The Lead Security Analyst - Applications will be responsible for: implementing, administering, and managing security across all platforms and applications supported by corporate IT; enforcing the security standards across all platforms and applications; and complying with requirements of external security audits and recommendations

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensures best practice security standards are followed at our client
  • Advises project teams team on security best practices
  • Manages security events, analyzes, troubleshoots, and corrects (either directly or indirectly) issue related to security incidents
  • Performs analysis of application security tool needs; contributes to design, integration, and installation of hardware/software
  • Executes and reports on security events as found by SEIM solution, system or user reports
  • Monitors security system logs (i.e., intrusion detection system, firewall system logs, etc.) and reports on discovered anomalies or problems (i.e. insufficient disk space, inappropriate access patterns, etc.)
  • Assists with security assessments for potential business partners
  • Keeps fully abreast of trends and changing technologies related to information security fields
  • Conducts violation / vulnerability report review; coordinates IT risk mitigation
  • Investigates IT security violations, known vulnerabilities, and data breaches
  • Performs vulnerability assessments; conducts compliance activities in response to internal and external audits
  • Performs security research and vendor evaluations at the direction of the ITRM Security Architect; assists with testing and implementation of security solutions
  • Maintains / enforces security policies and standards
  • Acts as interface with and liaison to business and IT application owners; ensures applications, infrastructure components, and access are appropriately assessed
  • Assists with security scans (vulnerability scans, static/dynamic code scans) and remediation of findings
  • Assists IT Security Architect with IT security reviews and signoffs for new systems development projects
  • Executes security incident response procedures in accordance with threat levels
  • Monitors the schedules for upgrading, repairing, modifying, or replacing IT security systems, devices, and applications; monitors eCommerce-related processes and equipment
  • Communicates effectively (both written and verbal)
  • Learns new tools and technologies quickly including identity management and next generation firewall technologies
  • Manages multiple priorities and follows a project plan to meet project deliverables
  • Able to work independently, engage leadership as needed, and be proactive in advancing security posture

  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred) 
  • CISSP certification (preferred) 

Related Experience: 
  • 5+ years’ experience in information technology
  • Recent direct experience in implementing security for applications, databases, and platforms
  • Prior experience securing various operating systems in a corporate environment (i.e., Windows, Unix)
  • Prior experience evaluating application vulnerabilities and recommending remediation

Direct experience managing one or more of the following: 
  • Firewalls 
  • SSL VPN 
  • Multi-factor authentication solutions
  • DLP solutions 
  • Vulnerability management solutions (including IDP or IDS) 
  • Dynamic/Static Code scanning tools 
  • Identity and Access Management 
  • Vulnerability Management Solutions

  • Must be able to manage, lead, and influence peers and up to the director level throughout the business and IT organizations

  • Must be able to interface with peers in the industry for knowledge sharing and influencing
  • Key relationships: Infrastructure, Network/Telecom-Data, Application, and Project teams 
  • Must be able to interact with vendors and suppliers for the purposes of assessing and implementing products and learning future/emerging technology trends in the industry
  • Key relationships: 3rd party providers, cloud and other service providers 

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.