Security Engineer

Atlanta, GA | Contract To Hire

Post Date: 05/30/2017 Job ID: 45476 Industry: Security Engineer

• Solid understanding of security concepts, principles and practices 
• Strong problem solving and troubleshooting capabilities and the ability to learn new skills quickly with minimal guidance 
• Knowledge of best practices in developing security standards and processes 
• Knowledge of network systems and security protocols (SourceFire a plus) 
• Knowledge of security software programs and implementation 
• Experience with Windows and Linux operating systems architecture, security controls, hardening, testing and monitoring tools preferred 
• Experience with anti-virus software, firewalls, vulnerability management, and intrusion detection systems 
• Experience with log management/SIEM reporting tools (Event tracker a plus) 
• Experience with forensics and incident response preferred 
• Basic understanding of encryption 
• Ability to multi-task and manage shifting priorities to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
• Solid team player with a " can do" attitude 
• Ability to collaborate in a team and work independently 
• Strong work ethics, attention to detail, organizational and customer service skills 
• Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills 
• Strong conceptual and analytical skills 
• Passionate about Information/IT security 
• Demonstrates oral and written communication skills. 


• Bachelor’ s degree in related field or equivalent work experience. 
• 4-6 years of relevant work experience with similar tasks/responsibilities 
• SANS/GIAC/CISSP/COMPTIA certifications preferred 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Monitor, evaluate, and maintain systems and procedures to protect the data systems and databases from unauthorized users.

• Identify potential threats and respond to reported security violations.

• Determine causes of security breaches and research, recommend, and implement changes to procedures to protect data from future violations.

• Assist in educating users on security procedures.

• Protects computer assets by establishing and enforcing system access controls; maintaining disaster preparedness.

• Performs periodic Log reviews to ensure SOX compliance and IT governance are maintained 
• Proactively manages, tunes, and troubleshoots security logging, web filtering, anti-malware, vulnerability management, and other security systems 
• Monitors, analyzes and evaluates operations and activities to ensure an appropriate level of information protection is achieved and maintained 
• Builds, maintains, manages and monitors the security infrastructure 
• Performs day to day administration of security related systems and applications, monitoring logs and reporting of security events 
• Develops, enhances and executes security operations processes 
• Proactively manages, tunes, and troubleshoots security logging, web filtering, anti-malware, vulnerability management, and other security systems. Conducts periodic security audit reviews and risk assessments 
• Provides security expertise on directory services such as Active Directory and LDAP as well as operating system environments. 
• Performs vulnerability assessments and assists IT operations with remediation planning 
• Assists IT operations with remediation planning and implementations 
• Develops intrusion protection and monitoring capabilities 
• Contributes to systems incident response and event handling 
• Develops, communicates and trains others on security standards and procedures 
• Develops and maintains concise documentation related to responsibilities. Define, establish and manage security risk metrics and track effectiveness. 
• Researches and recommends new security technology capabilities and their applicability within the greater organization. Maintains knowledge of security concepts, access control mechanisms, policies and procedures. Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the security field through training, reading appropriate literature, attending related seminars and conferences and hosting product demonstrations. 
• Maintains access by providing information, resources, and technical support. 
• Ensures authorized access by investigating improper access; revoking access; reporting violations; monitoring information requests by new programming; recommending improvements. 
• Perform periodic reviews of process controls and technical controls to ensure continuous adherence to SOX compliance and IT governance. 
• Responsible for the daily monitoring and maintenance enterprise DLP software tool and will have hands-on duties including, but not exclusive to, scanning existing systems for sensitive PII (e.g. PAN, Track Data, SSN), analyzing scan results, and follow up with remediation procedures for protecting PII on all systems. Identify and coordinate the implementation of security enhancements to enhance the effectiveness of the DLP program.
• Work with cross functional teams to deliver security DLP project commitments Create operations, management, and ad hoc reports to monitor the performance of DLP system and process. Review DLP policy violation alerts and work with security and IT teams to investigate and resolve. Follow up with respective IT support groups and/or business owners for DLP corrective actions and identify any overall DLP process improvements. Develop and maintain tracking mechanism used in performing follow-ups 
• Performs penetration tests, identifies exposure and risks, and reports findings to management. Analyzes exposures and risks to recommend appropriate security solutions. Analyzes exposures and risks to recommend appropriate security solutions.
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