Lead Cybersecurity Analyst at Discover

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Discover. A brighter future.

With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.

Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.

Job Description  

The Cybersecurity Assessor will be responsible for conducting cybersecurity assessments on DFS managed systems and technologies, ensuring compliance to DFS Cybersecurity Standards. The Cybersecurity Assessor will be responsible for managing all aspects of the assessment lifecycle and will be expected to contribute to the ongoing development and maturity of the Standards Assurance assessment programs.

What You’ll Do

  • Complete cybersecurity assessments on DFS managed systems and technologies, ensuring compliance to DFS Cybersecurity Standards.
  • Manage assessment lifecycle beginning to end. Assessment activities include pre-assessment meetings, artifact/evidence collection, assessment workflow management, cybersecurity assessment report generation and documenting risk associated with compliance issues.
  • Responsible for assessment program maturity, ensuring assessment-related documentation and activities align with current DFS cybersecurity standards as well as the current threat landscape. 
  • Contribute to the evolution of the assessment program ensuring alignment with enterprise and BT initiatives (e.g. Project Runway, One Way of Working, etc.).
  • The ideal candidate will have good customer focus, a positive attitude and excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. The candidate must also possess a strong attention to detail.
  • Support development and maintenance efforts associated with CSSA and CRC ServiceNow instances.
  • Participate in developing the cybersecurity roadmap, and delivering secure systems, cyber applications, technical projects and regulatory and risk requirements ― includes cybersecurity framework, program optimization, vulnerability remediation, metrics reporting, performance analysis, and mitigation of operational risk in a high-velocity culture.
  • Provide high-level critical thinking to perform duties related to projects, compliance, metrics, assurance, vulnerabilities, or threats.

How You’ll Do It

  • Identify and evaluate potential vulnerabilities and drive the normalization, correlation, and integration of internal and subscription-threat intelligence source.
  • Produce actionable intelligence in the form of reports, notifications, alerts, and briefings. Develop mitigation and countermeasure strategies from collected threat intelligence. Recognize security violations and take appropriate action to report each incident, as required.
  • Analyze the organization's cyber defense procedures and configurations, and evaluate compliance with regulations and organizational directives.
  • Perform in-depth analysis of security issues and/or vulnerabilities.
  • Ensure compliance to audit, regulatory, and legal requirements. Build and maintain effective relationships with peers and internal business partners.
  • Create effective controls to address security concerns.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of security trends and threats. Design and develop security solutions and processes consistent with business goals and risk tolerance.
  • Provide subject matter expertise for supported cybersecurity technologies.
  • Develop metrics and new capabilities to ensure confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and non-repudiation.
  • Measure effectiveness of defense-in-depth architecture against known vulnerabilities.
  • Engage in reporting risk remediation assurance and automation/integration initiatives, and collaborate with stakeholders, at all levels, to ensure remediation is validated, risk is mitigated, and findings are fully closed/resolved.

Qualifications You’ll Need

The Basics

  • Bachelor's degree in information security, Information Technology, business , analytics, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in information security, computer science, data analytics, related certifications. or related field
  • In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience in information security, computer science, data analytics, related certifications. or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with cybersecurity frameworks (PCI-DSS, NIST, ISO, etc.)
  • Experience conducting info sec risk assessments or technology audits
  • Prior experience as a cybersecurity practitioner (e.g. – experience in a cybersecurity domain such as network security, access control, cloud security, etc.)
  • Industry Cybersecurity certifications (SANS, ISACA, ISC2, etc.)
  • Knowledge of public cloud platforms (e.g. AWS)
  • Experience with infrastructure software/hardware
  • Understanding of Agile development concepts and methodologies

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The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.

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What are Discover Perks + Benefits

Discover Benefits Overview

Start enjoying great benefits Day 1 — We support you with the same dedication we bring to all of our customers. Our comprehensive benefits package features first-class insurance, financial planning support and excellent perks designed to help you reach your goals and live a rich, healthy life.

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Volunteer in local community
Discover’s business is built on helping people, and we invest in the community (Blessing Backpacks, Boys & Girls Clubs, Big Brothers/Sisters) to demonstrate our commitment to a brighter future.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
You can open a separate Health Care FSA (HCFSA) and contribute up to $2,650 tax-free from your paycheck to reimburse yourself for eligible out-of-pocket expenses.
Disability Insurance
Employees receive Short-Term Disability Insurance at no cost.
Dental Benefits
Discover offers two dental plan options — Standard and Premier — both are administered by MetLife.
Vision Benefits
Discover offers two vision plan options — Standard and Premier through VSP.
Health Insurance Benefits
Discover offers a variety of medical plans for you and eligible family members, so that you can choose the benefit plan that suits your needs.
Life Insurance
As a Discover employee, you receive Basic Life Insurance of one times your HWEE (up to $500,000) at no cost to you.
Pet Insurance
Purchase medical coverage at a discounted rate for your beloved family pet. The more pets you insure, the greater the discount.
Wellness Programs
Help balance your work and personal life with a wide variety of free and discounted resource and referral services including family and relationship counseling and financial guidance.
Onsite Gym
Discover has fitness centers and Weight Watchers® programs at all five major locations.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
You may elect to contribute 1% to 30% of your eligible base salary, commissions and bonus on a pre-tax basis, up to IRS limits every year.
401(K) Matching
Discover matches up to 6% of the pre-tax contributions you make to the 401(k) Plan.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The ESPP provides eligible employees with an opportunity to purchase shares of Discover common stock through payroll deductions at a 5% discount.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Discover helps eligible employees and their families with the costs of adoption by reimbursing certain expenses.
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Generous PTO
Discover has a Paid Time Off of 4 to 5 Weeks of paid time per year.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Discover provides 7 paid holidays.
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When you enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program at WageWorks, you’ll save on taxes on mass-transit passes, parking and other eligible expenses.
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Game Room
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Discover provides tuition reimbursement and a full-ride bachelor's degree program for select online degree programs.
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Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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