Security Awareness Specialist

| Chicago

Summary:

The Information Technology department is responsible for resolution of vulnerabilities identified by Security Services. These vulnerabilities are created by application code scans, infrastructure vulnerability scans, manual security testing and other sources. 

The IT Security Analyst role is responsible for assisting with these vulnerability resolution activities, including administrative tasks required, and in some cases leading the resolution activities. This role is also responsible for other tasks and initiatives including managing vulnerabilities, processing risk acceptances or extensions, activities related to creating IT Security metrics, and other and other activities as they arise.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. 

 • Work with Security Product Team Lead administer and manage the Product Team as well as the vulnerability management program, including documentation gathering, data gathering and analysis, development of training and other materials, and other tasks.

• Facilitate communication with IT subject matter experts on security related issues, including gathering and obtaining agreement on requirements and tasks necessary to resolve specific vulnerabilities. 

• Assist with the development and advancement of key risk indicators

• Analyze and verify information obtained from IT and Security areas for risk reporting and other purposes. Create metrics based on this information for management reporting. 

• Participate in the Security Product team meetings, Patching and Vulnerability Management meetings, Cyber Security Working Group meetings, and other meetings as appropriate

• Understand OCC’s Risk Management Framework (RMF) and improve / monitor key risk indicators to support management and board-level reporting and decision-making

• Assist in identifying or developing tools or methods to track and monitor risk

• Support management with special projects and other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

N/A

Qualifications: 

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

• Basic IT knowledge including networking, Linux and Windows server configuration, application development and related topics. 

• Basic knowledge of cloud infrastructure, virtual platforms, encryption technologies, endpoint protection, network systems such as routers, firewalls, load balancers, mail transport systems and cyber security.

• Willingness to build, maintain, and foster relationships with assigned business functions (Security, IT, Enterprise Risk Management etc.)

• Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills, ability and desire to work directly with senior management 

• Proficient in designing and producing high quality reports and presentations

• Strong team orientation and ability to collaborate effectively in department and cross-departmental efforts

• Ability to translate technical security information into risk management deliverables that will be consumed by management

• Self-starter, who is organized, can multi-task and manage time effectively

Technical Skills:

Required

• Proficient in Microsoft Excel, including experience using lookups, pivot tables and macros preferred

• Proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint 

• Basic general IT and security knowledge:

o Basic knowledge of Linux operating systems

o Basic knowledge of Windows server and desktop operating systems

o Basic knowledge of Cisco switches and routers

o Basic knowledge of firewall and intrusion detection systems

o Basic understanding of data loss prevention, threat protection and anti-malware tools

o Basic knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Preferred

Familiarity with:

o Vulnerability assessment tools (Qualys, nmap, etc.)

o Operating system hardening procedures (Linux, Windows, etc.)

o Network sniffers and packet tracing tools (Ethereal and tcpdump).

o Encryption technologies (PGP, PKI and X.509)

o Directory services, LDAP, and their inherent security (Active Directory, CA Directory).

o Proxy and caching services.

 

Education and/or Experience:

Required

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other related field.

Preferred:

• Hands-on IT or security operations experience

• Basic knowledge of threat actor capabilities, intentions, methodologies and motives.

• Familiarity with computer network exploitation and network attack methodologies.

• Industry knowledge of security technologies and methods

Certificates or Licenses:

• Be willing to complete a certification in first 12 months in the role (CISSP, CompTIA Security+, MCSE, CCNA) 


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OCC Benefits Overview

Educational Assistance and Student Debt Forgiveness, 12-week paid parental leave, technology stipend up to $2,000, mobile data reimbursement of $35 per month. Open offices, online health coaching.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Each year, OCC employees select a locally-based charitable organization for each of our three offices (Chicago, Dallas and Washington, D.C.). We offer multiple opportunities to get involved.
Friends outside of work
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
OCC provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 50% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
OCC provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
OCC employees receive between 22 and 32 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 30 days of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
OCC Offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Relocation Assistance
OCC offers relocation assistance which varies based on the position level and location.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
OCC offers employees professional development opportunities including onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related certification courses, conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $1000.
Lunch and learns
OCC hosts leadership lunches on a regular basis so you can learn about your colleagues and their unique backgrounds.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Employees are strongly encouraged to stay current in relevant technologies and supports certification programs.
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