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Lead Analyst – Cybersecurity Assurance & Compliance

| North Suburbs

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. We’re all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

As part of the Cybersecurity Assurance & Compliance Organization, you will be responsible for all facets of the Assurance & Compliance assessment processes, including Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS). These annual assessment processes are used to provide assurance to business & network partners that the technologies which comprise Payment Services’ card payment processing environment, Card, Loans etc have been secured in accordance with current data security standards. This person is expected, when necessary, to assess applications or technologies identifying gaps and potential threat. This person must be a strong communicator and comfortable collaborating with all levels of management as well as the business, infrastructure, engineering, architecture, operations and application teams.

Responsibilities

  • Lead security assessments of applications and/or technologies, when necessary, to identify gaps and potential threat.
  • Facilitate assessments meetings between external assessors and Business Technology teams (Application Development, Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, etc.).
  • Communication of non-compliant gaps to impacted technology teams.
  • Collecting artifacts / evidence which supports compliance requirements, including PCI. Packaging and delivery of artifacts to external assessors.
  • Oversee and track remediation efforts of identified gaps to completion.
  • Ensure new, in-scope applications are deployed in a compliant manner.
  • Act as subject matter expert for business technology and business partners for security compliance related matters. Provide security compliance consulting services as needed.
  • Liaison between Business Technology teams and external assessors.
  • Maintain accurate information and support departmental metrics and KRI reporting.
  • Communicate monthly program status to business partners.
  • Participate in initiatives to enhance and/or evolve Compliance programs.
  • Perform review / quality control activities on reports from compliance programs.
  • Maintain PCI Information Security Auditor (ISA) certification on annual basis.
  • Identifies and evaluates potential vulnerabilities and drives the normalization, correlation, and integration of internal and subscription-threat intelligence source. Produces actionable intelligence in the form of reports, notifications, alerts, and briefings. Develops mitigation and countermeasure strategies from collected threat intelligence. Recognizes security violations and take appropriate action to report each incident, as required. Analyzes the organization’s cyber defense procedures and configurations, and evaluates compliance with regulations and organizational directives.
  • Performs in-depth analysis of security issues and/or vulnerabilities. Ensures compliance to audit, regulatory, and legal requirements. Builds and maintains effective relationships with peers and internal business partners. Creates effective controls to address security concerns.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of security trends and threats. Designs and develops security solutions and processes consistent with business goals and risk tolerance. Provides subject matter expertise for supported Cybersecurity technologies.
  • Develops metrics and new capabilities to ensure confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and non-repudiation. Measures effectiveness of defense-in-depth architecture against known vulnerabilities. Engages in reporting risk remediation assurance and automation/integration initiatives, and collaborates with stakeholders, at all levels, to ensure remediation is validated, risk is mitigated, and findings are fully closed/resolved.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Business Administration, Data Analytics, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in Information Security, Computer Science, Business Administration, Data Analytics, or related field
  • In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience in Information Security, Computer Science, Business Administration, Data Analytics, or related field

Preferred Skills:

  • 3+ years’ experience in information security or technology audit, preferably in Financial Services.
  • Prior experience of security assessments of systems, applications at any level is a plus.
  • Knowledge of IS Risk Frameworks and Standards (PCI-DSS, NIST 800-53, ISO 27000 series, NIST Cybersecurity Framework).
  • Ability to understand and apply data security requirements, including PCI, to technologies used in Discover.
  • Familiarity with most technology infrastructure components (Unix/Linux, Windows, Middleware, Mainframe, Storage, Networking, Firewalls, etc.).
  • Familiarity with Data Warehouse technologies and processes (Teradata, Hadoop, Data Services).
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.

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Our headquarters is located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and we also have a downtown Chicago office which is known as the“The 606”.

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What are Discover Financial Services Perks + Benefits

Discover Financial Services 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.

Check out more of our amazing employee benefits at mydiscoverbenefits.com

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.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
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
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.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
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.
Paid Sick Days
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Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
When you enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program at WageWorks, you’ll save on taxes on mass-transit passes, parking and other eligible expenses.
Company Outings
Game Room
Parking
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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