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Sr. Cyber Security Analyst (Fraud Focused) - #222005

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Principal Financial Group Cedar Falls , IA 50614

Posted 5 months ago

Job Area: IT

Business Area: Information Services

Location: IL - Chicago;MO - Kansas City;MN - Minneapolis;IA - Des Moines;NE - Omaha

Career Category: Experienced Professional

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Date Posted: 2018-07-31


Principal is looking for an experienced Cyber Security Professional to be part of our Security Operations Center focusing on fraud operations. This position will be responsible for helping detect, investigate and respond to online attacks, fraud attempts, account take over and web attacks against our infrastructure and customer accounts. This position will work closely with our business partners supporting our fraud operations and investigations duties will include recommending anti-fraud processes, improvements, determining effectiveness of tools, analyzing accounts and patterns, and reporting activities.

  • We are ideally looking for candidates who can work in our Des Moines, IA office location, but we are open to considering candidates looking for remote opportunities*

Duties will include:

  • Identify fraudulent activity such as account take over, friendly fraud, theft, and other risks to customer accounts

  • Maintain fraud analysis models to improve efficiency and effectiveness of company systems

  • Determine existing fraud trends by analyzing account and transaction patterns

  • An understanding of electronic investigation and forensic processes and methodologies including experience with reviewing raw log files for analysis and data correlation

  • Monitor what is happening in the data security industry, and on various newsfeeds/mailing lists regarding security threats and countermeasures with an emphasis in fraudulent activities


  • Associate's or bachelor's degree with a preference in a science, technology, engineering, or math related field or equivalent work experience (6 years of experience equates to an Associate's degree when defining "equivalent work experience")
  • 8+ years of experience working in an information systems or risk management related field
  • 3+ years of experience working in a role focused on fraud detection, prevention, and/or analysis.

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Experience with anti-fraud software, technology, fraudulent techniques used by adversaries and pattern detection

  • An understanding of electronic investigation and forensic processes and methodologies including experience with reviewing raw log files for analysis and data correlation (i.e. firewall, network flow, IDS, infrastructure logs, web logs)

Keys to success in this position:

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and ability to work with teams and external stakeholders

  • Strong deductive reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, and prioritization skills

  • Ability to think strategically and work with a sense of urgency

  • Analytical skills and high attention to detail and accuracy

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Learn more about our company!

As a member of Principal's global IT community, you are part of a high-performing culture that promotes employee empowerment, innovation, collaboration, and career development while fostering flexibility between professional and personal responsibilities. The work you do while partnering closely with the business puts our customers' needs first by shaping the financial security of millions of lives across the globe!

Principal was #29 on Computerworld's list of 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2018 making it 17 years in a row on the list! Click the link to read all about it.

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Visa Sponsorship

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Principal. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.

Job Level

Willing to consider applicants at multiple job levels.


Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Sr. Cyber Security Analyst (Fraud Focused) - #222005

Expired Job

Principal Financial Group