PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Senior Cyber Security Vulnerability Assessment Analyst will be expected to assist with conducting formal tests on web-based applications, networks, and other types of computer systems on a regular basis, and determines/documents deviations from approved configuration standards and/or policies. This role will also be expected to assist with work on physical security assessments of servers, computer systems, and networks. This role will provide technical expertise and assistance with the development of Vulnerability Mitigation and Remediation Plans for SCADA systems, and will recommend appropriate mitigations and/or remediation efforts. This position requires demonstrated knowledge in supporting the hardware and software solutions required to perform NERC-CIP-010 Vulnerability Assessments and will assist with the vulnerability assessment process. Along with these assessments, this role will participate in regular security vulnerability assessments from both a logical/theoretical standpoint and a technical/hands-on standpoint, and recommend appropriate mitigations and/or remediation efforts. This role will enhance security services provided by the Cyber Vulnerability Detection and Management team. This is a hands-on role requiring technical skills across a wide range of IT/OT systems, applications, and infrastructure.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Perform technical application and infrastructure security vulnerability assessments across a wide range of IT/OT systems, including applications, wireless and wired networks, web services, mobile applications, thick clients, Cloud solutions, etc.
Work with the Business to effectively communicate the risks of identified vulnerabilities and make recommendations regarding the selection of cost-effective security controls to mitigate identified risks
Develop/refine necessary governance documentation (policies, procedures, standards, guidelines) for all security vulnerability assessment processes.
Collaborate with various teams (IT, Development, QA, etc) to help ensure designs and implementations meet specified security standards.
Prepare detailed cyber security vulnerability metrics and reports for all Business Units and leadership (routine and ad hoc).
The Senior Cyber Security Vulnerability Assessment Analyst will work closely with the project managers and project leads to help coordinate, plan, and successfully execute security vulnerability assessments across all areas of the company. The Security Vulnerability Assessment Analyst will manage all vulnerability assessment work (including the management of any external vendors as needed) and convey vulnerability assessment findings via onsite and remote meetings and presentations to various levels within the organization. This position will be responsible for assisting/consulting with the business on all necessary vulnerability remediation tasks. This position will work closely with business unit key managers throughout the organization to provide security assessment cost and forecasting for LRP.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology (IT), or a related discipline, and typically 3-5 or more years of solid, diverse experience in cyber security vulnerability assessments, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
At least 1-3 years of ethical hacking experience including experience in Information Security, application vulnerability testing, code-level security auditing, and secure code reviews.
Ability to identify systemic security issues based on the analysis of vulnerability and configuration data.
Knowledge of cybersecurity principles and organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation).
Knowledge of network access, identity, and access management (e.g., public key infrastructure [PKI]).
Knowledge of network protocols (e.g., Transmission Critical Protocol/Internet Protocol [TCP/IP], Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol [DHCP]), and directory services (e.g., Domain Name System [DNS]).
Knowledge of penetration testing principles, tools, and techniques.
Knowledge of scripting/programming language structures and logic.
Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities (e.g., buffer overflow, mobile code, cross-site scripting, Procedural Language/Structured Query Language [PL/SQL] and injections, race conditions, covert channel, replay, return-oriented attacks, malicious code).
Knowledge of host/network access control mechanisms (e.g., access control list).
Knowledge of packet-level analysis using appropriate tools (e.g., Wireshark, tcpdump).
Knowledge of interpreted and compiled computer languages..
Knowledge of different classes of attacks (e.g., passive, active, insider, close-in, distribution).
Knowledge of threat environments.
Knowledge of cyber attackers (e.g., script kiddies, insider threat, non-nation state sponsored, and nation sponsored).
Knowledge of infrastructure supporting information technology (IT) for safety, performance, and reliability.
Knowledge of general attack stages (e.g., foot printing and scanning, enumeration, gaining access, escalation or privileges, maintaining access, network exploitation, covering tracks).
Knowledge of network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth).
Knowledge of basic system administration, network, and operating system hardening techniques.
Knowledge of system administration concepts for Unix/Linux and/or Windows operating systems.
Comprehensive understanding of change management
techniques associated with new technology
Demonstrated experience producing an economic business case.
Demonstrated leadership ability.
Proven analytical, problem solving, and consulting skills.
Excellent communication skills and the proven ability to work effectively with all levels of IT and business management.
Graduate degree in cyber security or related area of expertise.
Relevant security certifications (CISSP, CISM, SABSA, GIAC)
Demonstrated expert technical skills with various penetration testing technologies and tools.
Demonstrated experience and subject matter knowledge in cyber and information security for applications, web architectures, operating systems, databases, and networks.
Demonstrated experience and subject matter knowledge of SCADA, ICS, Distribution Automation, Smart Grid, DMS, and ECS systems architecture in relation to evaluating risk.
Demonstrated experience and proven capabilities in network vulnerability assessment, application vulnerability assessment, application security architecture development, web application security, and application security testing.
Demonstrated experience in addressing regulatory compliance for the security requirements in applicable laws and regulations, such as NERC CIP, SOX, PCI DSS, and HIPAA.
Solid understanding and experience with security development lifecycle (SDL) processes for internally developed applications, including the web-based and Internet facing components.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in application security standards, methodologies, and technologies.
Solid understanding to assess application and web architectures and operating systems for vulnerabilities and develop appropriate security countermeasures.
Solid knowledge and experience with IT security aspects of operating systems, Active Directory, database (SQL) access, LDAP, Microsoft SharePoint, and web server configurations.
Demonstrated experience in assessing and testing security applications and systems, such as Cisco firewalls, security appliances, IDS/IPS, SSL or TLS, IPSec, and web services security.
Ability to demonstrate analytical skills, technical knowledge, and practical application of cyber and information security principles to business leaders and technical staff.
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