Principal Cybersecurity Corporate Analyst

| North Suburbs

Job Description

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 which 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.

The Cybersecurity Ambassador is an exciting new role that will be pivotal in developing results towards the goal of ensuring that all cybersecurity risks are prioritized, managed, and reported accurately and completely within the respective VP areas of responsibility. With this increased focus of managing cyber related risks, the benefit to the organization will be higher adherence to SLAs, improved planning / prioritization, and greater influence for continuously improving Cybersecurity Services processes.

Reporting into the VP organization with a dotted line relationship with Cybersecurity, the Cybersecurity Ambassador will be the central point of contact to manage the portfolio of cyber risks, drive collaboration from internal technical teams to develop action plans, and partner with BT Cybersecurity to report on how cyber risks are being addressed within the respective VP area.

This role requires high levels of collaboration and oversight, including the effective challenge of remediation action plans, documentation of control gaps (e.g., Security Exceptions, Issues and Actions), and timely executive status reporting of overall organizational performance of risk remediation, escalating to VP or BT Cybersecurity Ambassador Program Manager as necessary.

Responsibilities

  • Provides guidance to department leadership and senior management on a range of cyber risk findings, controls, and compliance matters.
  • Serves as the primary advisor, and leads meetings and presentations to ensure the remediation of cybersecurity risk items.
  • Gathers, reviews, and challenges evidence and data for accuracy and completion to achieve risk mitigation and controls effectiveness. Validates resolutions are satisfactory, and manages the progress of action plans to closure.
  • Documents and manages organizational Security Exceptions and Action Plans and advises management on perceived control weaknesses.
  • Provides oversight to technical teams, and recommends effective remediation methodology to strengthen programs and ensure successful closure.
  • Sets direction, organizes and enables collaboration across cross-functional departments
  • Builds an extensive and comprehensive list of requirements to automate the risk remediation assurance workflow, and oversees the platform design to certify the correct integration into the Service Now application.
  • Manages Cybersecurity Issues and Action Plans in the Archer system and advises management on perceived control weaknesses.
  • Gathers, reviews and challenges evidence and data for accuracy and completion to achieve risk mitigation and controls effectiveness. Validates resolutions are satisfactory and compiles and confirms the management corrective action plan evidence package for closure.
  • Provides oversight to BT technical teams, and recommends effective remediation methodology to strengthen programs and ensure successful closures.
  • Guides the implementation of the automated risk remediation assurance workflow in Service Now system for centralized tracking and reporting of all identified units of risk, and collaborates with BT management to remediate potential vulnerabilities.
  • Works closely with management to define and promote the strategic direction of the department.
  • Serves as the primary advisor, and leads meetings and presentations with the leadership, management, and multiple BT areas, Law and CRM to ensure the mitigation of the operational risk.
  • Provides guidance to department leadership and senior management on a range of governance, regulatory, audit, risk management framework, procedures, controls, and compliance matters.
  • Sets direction, organizes, and enables collaboration across cross-functional departments.
  • Coaches and mentors other professional staff members.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • 6+ years of experience in Information Security, IT, Computer Science, or related field

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we’d also look for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Security, IT, Computer Science, or related field
  • Strong project management skills, highly organized.

  • Ability to maintain executive level reporting

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills

  • Ability to manage problems independently.

  • Willingness to develop security skills (Cybersecurity skills not essential but a willingness and desire to learn cybersecurity skills is a requirement)

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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”.

An Insider's view of Discover

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The cool thing about working at Discover is the wonderful collaborative environment we have and all the smart, talented and fun people we work with every day to continuously work on innovations.

Hiba

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What does your typical day look like?

I enjoy working at Discover because I get to work with and collaborate with talented people who are passionate about what they do, and together we get to help others. We work constructively and cross-functionally to provide the best and newest products for our users and provide exceptional support for our customers!

Mandy

Project Manager, Advanced Analytics Platform

How does the company support your career growth?

There are two reasons I enjoy working at Discover. First, I enjoy the challenging and meaningful work. Second, my career path at Discover is mine to shape. My managers have supported me when I wanted to learn more and move within the company.

George

Senior Manager, Software Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

My vision of the company is that we create rewarding experiences in lives of our customers every day through analytics.

Kumar

SVP, CDO Advanced Analytics Platforms

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love working at Discover because of how the company invests in its people and innovation. The environment is encouraging and the smart people around you makes it an amazing experience every day!

Brent

Director, Digital Analytics

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.

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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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
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Relocation Assistance
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Tuition Reimbursement
Discover provides tuition reimbursement and a full-ride bachelor's degree program for select online degree programs.
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