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Senior Security Analyst


Information Security Operations/Engineering Administrator About the Opportunity: Epsilon is looking for an Information Security Administrator to join our Information Security Operations, Engineering team. At Epsilon, we work in a fast paced, collaborative environment where we offer the opportunity to work for a pioneering company in securing big data. Information Security Administrator at Epsilon is a hands-on role that requires a high degree of technical Cyber Security expertise. The person is responsible for Security related tasks, including the day-to-day administration of the different information security tools and devices, fine tuning configuration of the devices to reduce false positives and improve effectiveness in security event monitoring. This individual must have the aptitude to use the Security tools to do security analysis of traffic patterns and adjust policy and procedures. Primary responsibilities also include performing technical and non-technical risk assessments on our systems and make recommendations to identify and improve security Risk. The Administrator must have experience in research and remediation of security vulnerabilities using existing or new tools and personal knowledge. The individual in this position interacts closely with personnel from other functions in Information Security and various IT departments. The candidate will be responsible for leading program maturity efforts and initiatives in the security operations and engineering department. The candidate is responsible for working with the Security Operations Center analysts to ensure the different security tools are performing optimally and security events are detected in time for remediation actions. The candidate is responsible for producing metrics and automated dashboards to measure the effectiveness of the program. The candidate will also be working with the network services team and other business units on projects to enable existing Epsilon solutions to new clients and supporting the build of new Epsilon products to existing and new clients. Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Install and maintain SIEM, IPS, DLP and APT tools like QRadar, Cisco Sourcefire, Symantec, FireEye, Bluecoat, etc
  • Respond to and, where appropriate, resolve or escalate reported security incidents.
  • Monitor system logs, SIEM tools and network traffic for unusual or suspicious activity. Interpret such activity and make recommendations for resolution.
  • SIEM (Security Information and Event Management): Must have experience extracting pertinent security data, setting up SIEM solutions and troubleshooting connectivity issues. Experience in Qradar, ArchSite, NitroSecurity, McAfee, etc.
  • Investigate and resolve security violations by providing postmortem analysis to illuminate the issues and possible solutions.
  • DLP (Data Loss Prevention) Has to be comfortable with the technology concepts and deployment capabilities.
  • Ensure appropriate security access and protection against unauthorized access, modification, or destruction
  • ASA / PAN/ McAfee/ Checkpoint/etc. Firewalls/IPS In-depth knowledge of how they work and are used to protect an enterprise.
  • Implement or coordinate remediation required by audits, and document exceptions as necessary.
  • Developing program quality metrics as both program performance indicators and enterprise risk indicators
  • Perform installation and configuration management of security systems and applications, including policy assessment and compliance tools, network security appliances and host-based security systems.
  • Locate and repair security problems and failures.
  • Collate security incident and event data to produce monthly exception and management reports.
  • Report unresolved network security exposures, misuse of resources or noncompliance situations using defined escalation processes.
  • Assist and train team members in the use of security tools, the preparation of security reports and the resolution of security issues.
  • Develop and maintain documentation for security systems and procedures.
  • Research, recommend, evaluate and implement information security solutions that identify and/or protect against potential threats, and respond to security violations.
  • Recommend, schedule and/or apply fixes, security patches and any other measures required in the event of a security breach.
  • Tests and recommends security measures to reduce and mitigate risk.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other Engineering or Technical discipline or equivalent relevant experience. Master's Degree preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as an Information Security Administrator or Engineer
  • Experience with firewall, router, and switch security
  • Knowledge of security auditing techniques
  • Knowledge of computer control environments
  • 6+ system security and testing experience
  • CISSP, SSCP, Offensive Security, CPT, and/or CEH certifications a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong team player with ability to take charge of their area of expertise
  • Strong initiative
  • Comfortable working outside their comfort zone with a willingness to learn
  • Working experience with industry frameworks (CSF, ISO, COBIT, etc.)
  • Experience with a broad range of security technologies, including NextGen Firewalls, DLP, NAC, IDS/ IPS, IdAM, Certificate Management, SIEM, Endpoint Protection, Anti-malware, vulnerability management
  • Strong knowledge of technology and security topics including network security, wireless security, application security, infrastructure hardening and security baselines, web server and database security
  • Experience in developing, documenting and maintaining security procedures.
  • Knowledge of network infrastructure, including routers, switches, firewalls, and associated network protocols and concepts.
  • Working technical knowledge of current systems' software, protocols and standards.
  • Must have Strong knowledge of TCP/IP and network administration/protocols.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate concerns, issues and research to other teams.
  • Experience in developing, documenting and maintaining security procedures.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge of network based, system level and application layer attacks and mitigation methods, and TCP/IP, HTTP/S, and related protocols.
  • Cloud Security and experience with tools used for AWS security is a plus
  • CISSP or other security certification
  • Understanding of FEDRAMP and system cloud migration requirements.
  • Experience reviewing audit logs utilizing SIEM tools
  • Understanding of encryption, hashing, secure random number generation, key derivation, digital signatures, etc.
  • Advanced knowledge of network based, system level and application layer attacks and mitigation methods, and TCP/IP, HTTP/S, and related protocols.
  • Have working experience and knowledge of Unix/Linux operating system.



Conditions of Employment

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of certain background checks which unless prohibited by applicable law may include criminal history checks, employment verification, education verification, drug screens, credit checks, DMV checks (for driving positions only) and fingerprinting.

Great People, Deserve Great Benefits

We know that we have some of the brightest and most talented associates in the world, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, expect competitive pay, comprehensive health coverage, and endless opportunities to advance your career. From tuition reimbursement to scholarship programs to employee stock purchase plans and 401(k)s, we offer associates a variety of benefits that work as hard for them as they work for us.

About Epsilon

Epsilon is an all-encompassing global marketing innovator. We provide unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights, world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms and data-driven creative, activation and execution. Epsilon s digital media arm, Conversant, is a leader in personalized digital advertising and insights through its proprietary technology and trove of consumer marketing data, delivering digital marketing with unprecedented scale, accuracy and reach through personalized media programs and through CJ Affiliate, one of the world s largest affiliate marketing networks. Together, we bring personalized marketing to consumers across offline and online channels, at moments of interest, that help drive business growth for brands. Recognized by Ad Age as the #1 World s Largest CRM/Direct Marketing Network, #1 Largest U.S. Agency from All Disciplines and #1 Largest U.S. Mobile Marketing Agency, Epsilon employs over 8,000 associates in 70 offices worldwide. Epsilon is an Alliance Data company. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @EpsilonMktg.

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Associated topics: cybersecurity, idm, information assurance, information technology security, leak, phish, security analyst, threat, violation, vulnerability

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