Position Title

Senior Information Security Analyst

Position Location

Marietta, GA or Alpharetta, GA

Position Description
The Senior Information Security Analyst supports the goals and direction of the company and IT Services team and has significant services delivery and business development responsibilities. The role is responsible for the successful delivery of client consulting and technical solutions related to information and network security. In addition to being an active consultant team member, they also provide leadership to technical project teams to perform assessments, analyze technical requirements, define solution specifications, develop project plans, establish priorities and monitor progress. Senior Information Security Analysts have a deep technical area of experience in information and network security and also the evolving security landscape, and in addition to performing related implementation tasks associated with this expertise, may perform planning and management of tasks, manage client relationships, and manage project financials. The candidate must possess the experience and tactical ability to document all guidelines, processes, methodologies, and appropriate toolsets.

While many of our clients are in the Atlanta area and those that are not we support remotely, there is always the potential for out-of-town client travel. Up to 50% of travel might be required.

Job Responsibilities

Client Service Delivery

  • Create and maintain information security control processes and procedures that support Abel Solutions’ customer consulting initiatives including writing guidelines, standards, procedures, and additional technical documentation
  • Assess customer organizations’ security posture. Lead and manage compliance assessments
  • Create System Security Plans and Plans of Action & Milestones to remediate security issues and for compliance efforts
  • Perform continuous scanning, prioritization, reporting, and remediation of vulnerabilities throughout on-premises and cloud-based environments across both enterprise and service provider networks
  • Manage and Analyze security information and event management (SEIM) tools and services
  • Handle violations and threats of organizations’ security policies and practices such as malware, ransomware, phishing, Denial of Service attacks, etc.
  • Create automated actions with the SEIM to handle real-time alerts
  • Analyze log files from a variety of sources such as network traffic, firewall logs, etc. and make recommendations as necessary
  • Support the IT Services team with Mobile Device Management
  • Create, monitor, and report on Data Loss Prevention.
  • Automate security testing processes
  • Perform system scanning and make recommendations as necessary
  • Actively perform continuous learning as the cybersecurity landscape evolves
  • Ticket Escalation
    • Serve as a Tier 3 or 4 escalation point for security-related support tickets
    • Assist with identifying trends in issues and incidents related to security to improve service delivery
    • Deliver first-class customer service to meet customer satisfaction metrics

Business Development

  • Lead the development of an “information security practice” for the IT Services team
  • Support IT Managed Services business development activities at new and existing accounts, including proposal/SOW generation (bounding scope and estimating budget) and following the sales process through closure
  • Actively manage Dynamics CRM information related to accounts, contacts, opportunities, and business development activities
  • Work directly with the client (or prospect) to analyze business needs and translate into technical solution requirements
  • Generate detailed project cost estimates and plans

Continuous Process Improvement

  • Submit additions to the knowledge base to improve service delivery and customer satisfaction
  • Earn additional related certifications in accordance with company needs

Other Responsibilities/Expectations

  • Demonstrated thought leadership contributions to Abel Solutions’ marketing efforts through blog posts, insights, or other channels (such as social media)
  • Assist the Abel Solutions leadership with other activities and tasks as assigned
  • Seek out opportunities for professional skills advancement through classes, seminars, webinars, events, self-study, etc.
  • Attend company functions including company meetings, community service events, and social events (e.g. happy hours) as an example for other employees and to cultivate team building

Experience Requirements

  • 4-year BS Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Business, or related field
  • 8+ years in information technology consulting or support role
  • 5+ years experience in Information Security

Technical Skill Requirements

  • Expert in conducting information technology compliance assessments
    • Examples: NIST SP 800-171, NIST SP 800-53, CSF, CMMC, DFARs
  • Expert in cloud computing security
  • Deep understanding of the following security standards:
    • ISO/IEC 27001 – Information Security Management
    • ISO/IEC 27005 – Information Security Risk Management
    • ISO/IEC 27035 – Information Security Incident Management
    • ISO/IEC 27014 – Governance of Information Security
  • Experience with:
    • Microsoft 365 Security Assessments and Processes
    • Mobile Device Management (Intune)
    • SEIM Solutions and Log Monitoring
    • Conducting Penetration Testing
  • Deep understanding of operating systems (kernel processes, privilege levels, etc.)
  • Possess multiple of the following certifications:
    • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
    • GIAC Security Essentials
    • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
    • Comp TIA Security +
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Professional Skill Requirements

  • Strong communication, planning, documentation, and organizational skills
  • Ability to interface with IT Leaders, C-Level, and end-users and explain complex subjects in a non-technical manner (both written and verbally)
  • Passionate about Process Improvement and Learning
  • Must be a team player and collaborate with other team members to share knowledge across the organization
  • Experience with Project Management
  • Maintain a professional appearance and work ethic with prospects at all times
  • Capacity to multi-task, excellent organizational skills, and attention to detail