USCCredit Union, a dynamic $515 million credit union located steps from USCâs University Park campus near Downtown Los Angeles, is looking for an experienced Information Security Analyst for its fast-paced IT Department. This position reports directly to the Chief Operations Officer and is responsible for evaluating, enhancing, and supporting all aspects of information security at the credit union: from top-level policies & risk-assessments to day-to-day administration of the credit unionâs security infrastructure.
The Information Security Analyst role requires exceptional critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, often using a combination of specialized tools, techniques, and scripting ability to understand and resolve complex challenges. A passion for information security, for staying informed on developments and skilled in new technologies, is critical.
Strong communication skills are essential to effectively communicate information security risks to senior management and other stakeholders; the position is often required to author reports for a variety of audiences and to draft policies or other standards. The Information Security Analyst supports and is supported by the other members of the credit union IT team.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Â· Evaluates, recommends, implements, and administers information security solutions
Â· Drafts security standards and policies for approval by Chief Operations Officer
Â· Assesses, manages, and remediates security breaches and system vulnerabilities, independently and by directing relevant vendors
Â· Evaluates, recommends, implements, and administers disaster recovery solutions, including data backup and replication systems
Â· Uses scripting and other techniques to improve efficiency & effectiveness of positionâs operations
Â· Develops documentation and trains peers and users
Â· Supports help desk function by providing second tier technical support
Â· Supports network administrator function by managing network and server systems
The ideal candidate will:
Â· Have a minimum of three years of experience in the Information/Cyber Security field
Â· Possess a Bachelorâs degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field; or equivalent work experience
Â· Have extensive expertise in administering vulnerability assessment tools, patch management systems, firewalls, intrusion prevention sensors, email security systems, and related technologies
Â· Demonstrate basic scripting ability and experience in automating operations
Â· Have experience working at a financial institution or other highly-regulated entity
Â· Have some experience in administering networking devices (switches, routers) and services (Exchange, file servers, etc.)
Â· Have an eagerness to master unfamiliar technology
Â· Exhibit independence, focus, determination, and creative problem-solving ability
Â· Demonstrate very strong verbal and written communication skills
Â· Pass a pre-employment background and credit check
USCCUoffers a competitive salary and perhaps the best benefit package in the CU industry. We are a member-focused financial cooperative committed to becoming the preeminent financial services provider to the Trojan Family. Fight On!!!
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Understanding of and experience with network engineering, operating systems, equipment and protocols.
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