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Information Security Analyst


Position Type / Employment Type

Contract - Independent,Contract - W2,Contract to Hire - Independent,Contract to Hire - W2

Job Length / Duration

6 to 12 months

Job City

Philadelphia, PA

Job State

Pennsylvania

Job Country

USA

Required Skills


• Penetration testing of applications and infrastructure – a good way to find vulnerabilities before attackers do
• Social engineering – given that humans are the weakest link in the security chain, an analyst’s expertise can help with awareness training
• Vulnerability and risk assessment – important components of risk management
• Security assessments of network infrastructure, hosts and applications – another element of risk management
• Forensics – investigation and analysis of how and why a breach or other compromise occurred
• Troubleshooting – the skill to recognize the cause of a problem
• DLP, AV and anti-malware – an understanding of the tools used to protect the organization
• TCP/IP, computer networking, routing and switching – an understanding of the fundamentals: the language, protocol and functioning of the internet
• ISO 27001 assessment – specifications for a framework of policies and procedures that include all legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organization’s risk management
• C, C++, C#, Java, Python or PHP programming languages – you can’t analyze what you don’t understand
• Cloud computing – the risks and benefits of using a vendor’s remote servers to store, manage and process an organization’s data
• Windows, UNIX and Linux operating systems, on which most of the business world runs

Company/Industry

Information Services And Publishing

Job Category

Software Application Design And Development

Experience Required

10 years

Number of positions

1

Pay Rate

Required Travel

50%

Job Description


• Plan implement and upgrade security measures and controls
• Protect digital files and information systems against unauthorized access, modification or destruction
• Maintain data and monitor security access
• Conduct internal and external security audits
• Manage network, intrusion detection and prevention systems
• Analyze security breaches to determine their root cause
• Recommend and install appropriate tools and countermeasures
• Define, implement and maintain corporate security policies
• Security awareness training
• Coordinate security plans with outside vendors

Job Summary


• Plan implement and upgrade security measures and controls
• Protect digital files and information systems against unauthorized access, modification or destruction
• Maintain data and monitor security access
• Conduct internal and external security audits
• Manage network, intrusion detection and prevention systems
• Analyze security breaches to determine their root cause
• Recommend and install appropriate tools and countermeasures
• Define, implement and maintain corporate security policies
• Security awareness training
• Coordinate security plans with outside vendors

Desired Profile


Desired any of the following certifications
o CISSP
o CISM
o CISA
o Certified Ethical Hacker
o Global Information Assurance
o Microsoft/Cisco Certifications pertaining to security

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