Our award-winning Information Technology department is seeking a highly skilled IT Security Analyst with working knowledge of emerging technologies to join our security team. The IT Security Analyst will be responsible for monitoring, analyzing, and responding to security threats and incidents and ensuring the security of our systems and data, including providing recommendations for the organization security strategy.
As the industry continues to evolve, so must we! The IT Security Analyst thrives in working for the now, next, and beyond! They are committed to staying on top of the latest industry trends, security issues, and safeguards. This role is crucial to our commitment to serving Cary’s citizens and surrounding communities.
Meanwhile, Cary’s commitment to support of our diverse workforce and providing employees with choices, is offering thebest benefits package and competitive salaries. Our highly comprehensive total compensation package is unprecedented, allowing Cary to value and support our employee’s whole selves, and sets us apart as an employer of choice.
If you are committed to excellence and providing high quality service and desire growth opportunities and a great place to work, this may be the opportunity for you!
Monitor the organization's networks, systems, and applications for security threats and incidents, using security tools such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and vulnerability scanners.
Investigate security incidents, identify the root cause, and provide recommendations for corrective action.
Conduct security assessments of emerging technologies, such as AI, IoT, and cloud computing, to identify and mitigate security risks.
Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and their security implications, and provide recommendations for incorporating them into the organization's security strategy.
Monitor and analyze security trends including emerging technologies to ensure the organization's security policies and procedures remain effective.
Work closely with the security team to implement security controls and technologies related to emerging technologies.
Maintain liaison with relevant technology vendors and security organizations to stay abreast of emerging technology security threats and trends.
Develop and deliver security training related to emerging technologies to employees and other stakeholders.
Ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations relating to security, with a focus on emerging technologies.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a focus on emerging technologies.
Strong knowledge of emerging technologies and their security implications.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Relevant certification such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or CompTIA Security+ is preferred.
Ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and act with integrity.
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices in the management of computer networks including firewalls, antivirus software and hardware, intrusion prevention, intrusion detection, web and emailing scanning and industry security best practices;
Thorough knowledge of PCI (Payment Card Industry) and CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Service) rules and requirements;
Thorough knowledge of TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)
Thorough knowledge of cryptography algorithms and protocols;
Ability to understand virtual networking technologies
Ability to solve problems;
Ability to manage several projects and priorities;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town officials, other public officials, employees and contractors;
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:
Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Security or a closely related field.
Considerable experience in a security analyst role, with a focus on emerging technologies.
Work in this class is generally inside and sedentary, however frequent movement and lifting of moderately heavy items is required in the process of moving, installing, and repairing equipment. An employee must have such visual acuity as to be able to read and write handwritten and typewritten material and to install/repair equipment. Work requires looking at a computer screen for long periods of time. An employee in this class must be able to talk and hear in order to be able to respond to the public and other employees.
Requires a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.
Cary is a thriving community in the heart of the Triangle area of North Carolina, between Raleigh and the renowned Research Triangle Park. The Triangle area has repeatedly ranked among the top regions in the country to live or work, to find a home or start a business, to raise a family or retire.
Cary's accolades are numerous. Money Magazine previously named Cary, N.C. the hottest town in the East and one of the Best Small Cities in America. CNN Money ranked the Town one of the best cities to launch a startup company, and Forbes named it the fourth best city for job growth. The Raleigh-Cary MSA has been recognized as one of the top places in the country creating tech jobs, according to Forbes.
On the whole, Caryites are a hard-working group with one of the highest median household incomes in the state. And being no further than 20 minutes from major universities such as Duke, North Carolina State, and the University of North Carolina, it's no wonder that education is an important part of Cary life. More than two-thirds of adults hold a college degree. About 97 percent of citizens have access to the Internet in this, the Technology Town of North Carolina.