Cybersecurity Analyst- Risk

GM Financial Arlington , TX 76004

Posted 1 week ago


The Cybersecurity Analyst is responsible for executing a portion of the GM Financial (GMF) Cybersecurity Program designed to advise the organization on its management of third-party cybersecurity risk. The Cybersecurity Analyst is responsible for performing complex risk assessments which contributes to the overall success of the Cybersecurity department's initiatives. The Cybersecurity Analyst will develop strong partnerships with internal business partners and external vendors to ensure customer, empolyee, and company information is protected at the appropriate level.



  • Demonstrate proficiency conducting third party vendor assessments in accordance with NIST Cybersecurity Framework

  • Identify and assess risk, determine applicable controls which mitigate risk, and communicate opportunities for control improvements to third party vendors

  • Challenge security control design at third parties that use the latest information technology, from cloud to big data analytics

  • Develop process for assessing security controls within cloud environments

  • Serve as a subject matter expert and/or provides direction on process, projects, and issues pertaining to third party cloud security

  • Develop and managing third party operational (KPI) and risk (KRI) metrics

  • Track and manage remediation items and/or findings to completion

  • Demonstrate capability to collaborate with business partners to manage Cybersecurity needs

  • Develop security requirements to protect the company from external and internal threats

  • Build, deploy, and manage a vendor risk management solution

  • Serve as a mentor and shares knowledge with more junior team members and internal stakeholders

  • Keep abreast of the latest information security trends, apply them to risk analysis, and incorporate them into the team's risk assessments methodology

  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Detail oriented

  • Local and wide area networking concepts, principles and protocols

  • Advanced knowledge in Infrastructure design and management

  • Working knowledge of management processes such as personnel administration, planning and budgeting

  • Strong working knowledge of Intel platforms, iSeries and pSeries servers

  • Advanced understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices and processes

  • Experience with UML Design Tools

  • Advanced knowledge of TCP/IP, OSI model and imp subnetting

  • High level understanding of technology infrastructure, security concepts and platforms

  • Demonstrated success in project management

  • Advanced knowledge of IBM pSeries hardware, operating systems and TSM backup infrastructure

  • Advanced knowledge of the OSI model and security that is associated with each layer

  • Understanding of routing and switching protocols as they relate to load balancing

  • Strong understanding of application layer protocols including HTTP, SSH, SSL, and DNS

  • Knowledge and stay abreast on the latest security and privacy legislation, regulations, advisories, alerts and vulnerabilities

  • Knowledge of IT security processes and controls as well as IT infrastructure and networking technical knowledge

  • Information Security Certifications strongly preferred


  • Ability to think strategically and make collaborative decisions

  • Ability to apply structured analysis methods to various types of data to establish trends, determine variability and business impact

  • Communicates quickly, clearly, concisely, appropriately, and intelligently

  • Foster open communication, speaks with impact, listens to others, and writes effectively

  • Experience with alternate management methods using SSH, serial connections, and the command-line interface TMSH

  • Ability to effectively negotiate with vendors on upgrades and acquisitions

  • Effective planning, time management, negotiation, and delegation skills

  • IT security processes and controls knowledge as well as IT infrastructure and networking technical knowledge

  • Ability to approach problems with an open-mind and create new and innovative ideas and methods

  • Experience with technical writing

  • Experience in documentation tools such as Visio and Microsoft Office products

  • Information security standards/frameworks (ie, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO 27001) skills

  • Experience with Network and VLAN segmentation

  • Analytical skills

  • Ability to approach problems with an open-mind, use existing information and resources

  • Creative, Innovative, problem-solving and maximizing your potential to solve problems and improve methods

  • Think positively when faced with obstacles, build on others ideas, think logically and intuitively


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience strongly preferred


  • Minimum of 1-5 years of experience in large and complex business environment with a successful track record working directly with senior level management with at least 1 year of experience in one or more of the following domains: Access Control, Telecom and Network Security, Cybersecurity Governance, Risk Management, Software Development Security, Cryptography, Security Architecture and Design, Operational Security, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery, Legal Regulations, Investigations and Compliance, Physical (Environmental) Security, IT or Security Audit, IT or Security Compliance preferred

Work Conditions

  • Normal office environment
  • 0-20% travel may be required
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