CISSP Systems Security & Risk Auditor
Applied Resource Group - Columbus, GA

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Job Summary
Applied Resource Group is looking for a CISSP Systems Security & Risk Auditor for a contract to hire position for one of our Columbus, GA clients. The CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification or comparable certifications is a requirement for this role. The CISSP Systems Security & Risk Auditor serves as the subject matter expert supporting multiple disciplines of IT security including IT security risk management; handles development of policies/procedures ensuring that the company meets federal and State regulatory guidelines; maintains security log management and review; investigates incident response; manages the secure operation of the companys computer systems, firewalls, servers, and network connections; oversees the enterprise antivirus, and the management of end user accounts; recognizes areas of improvement within the environment, and balances those initiatives with organizational goals

Principal Duties & Responsibilities Takes a lead role as the CISSP Systems Security & Risk Auditor coordinating troubleshooting initiatives, installations, implementations, administration, and maintenance of the security of the computer systems in a multi-platform environment, such as mainframe and distribution including the design and operation of the companys identity store Works with regulatory analysts, privacy, internal audit, and external auditors to determine applicability of risks, remediation, and correction; responds to audit questions and addresses regulatory issues Works as part of the development team to maintain the security and regulatory compliance of systems architected, built, installed, and used by the company Researches, analyzes, and recommends the implementation of software or hardware changes to rectify any infrastructure security deficiencies or to enhance security performance Manages and maintains security systems including firewalls, virus protection systems, Web filters, computer forensic systems and network, and host-based intrusion detection and prevention systems Creates, audits, and reports the enforcement of policies, procedures and associated plans for system security administration, and user-system access as defined by company standards Contributes to the design and implementation of the disaster recovery plans for security of the companys computer systems, databases, networks, servers, and software applications Contributes to the creation of user access guidelines and processes Oversees or conducts penetration testing of all systems in order to identify system vulnerabilities Designs, implements, and reports on security system activity, and performs end-user activity audits Monitors server logs, firewall logs, intrusion detection logs, and network traffic for unusual or suspicious activity, and makes recommendations based on those findings, or configures and maintains systems that so perform Recommends and classifies the severity of security fixes and patches, discovered vulnerabilities, disaster recovery procedures, and any other measures required in the event of a security breach Conducts research on emerging products, services, protocols, and standards in support of security enhancement and development efforts; tests new security software and/or technologies Ensures that planned testing activities are performed and technical criteria are met according to CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional Monitors services provided by vendors to ensure that service levels meet requirements Analyzes infrastructure activity and problems to discover and prevent systematic errors; recommends network design changes/enhancements for improved systems availability and performance Investigates the adherence of associates, employees, vendors, and contractors to the appropriate section of the Information Security Policy and recommends appropriate sanctions for violation; performs and documents forensic investigations as part of personnel actions Plans and monitors the installation of distributed infrastructure systems Performs other related duties as required

Education & Experience Bachelors degree in computer science or information systems and at least five years of IT security systems administration experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional or other IT security-related certifications within a given field are preferred (i.e., Microsoft Windows, Cisco, TCP/IP, etc.)

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About Applied Resource Group
Applied Resource Group, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a full service IT consulting and solutions organization specializing in Application Development, Enterprise Resource Planning, and IT Infrastructure. Our solutions include IT Consulting, Outsourcing, Recruiting, and Staffing. At Applied we understand that organizations are built upon the talented individuals that comprise them and we embrace the diverse candidates that contribute to our success. Our goal is to help you achieve that success by documenting your needs to help you achieve your career goals. Contact us today to speak with one of our talented Account Executives which serve as your recruiting contact to build one-on-one relationships, offering personalized attention and career guidance. At Applied our goal is your success.