IT Security Consultant
Farmers Insurance Group - Los Angeles, CA

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Position Description

The purpose of this position is to analyze technical business solutions and designs, and to recommend and/or implement controls for these solutions in Foremost's computing environment. This includes the mainframe, PBX, and Enterprise Network platforms. The Information Security Department safeguards corporate information system assets by ensuring that adequate controls exist to protect them from intentional or inadvertent modification, theft, disclosure, and/or destruction.

Position Requirements

Provides direction to system support staff in the area of data security. Analyzes and recommends appropriate security safeguards to be included during development of new data processing systems to ensure integrity and security of corporate data, operating systems and application. Documents security designs. Develops and/or recommends data security tools, procedures, standards and policies for protection of information systems on a variety of operating system platforms Monitors and evaluates security of computer and data processing systems throughout the corporation. Proposes means to decrease vulnerability of systems. Performs periodic audits to assure compliance with security policies and standards. Reviews all relevant information technology changes for information security implications. This includes reporting findings to management, developing department workflow procedures and documentation when affected, and training information security administrators as required when security implications lead to new or changed information responsibilities. Provides technical assistance and training to other staff members. Responsible for organizing, writing and implementing Security Awareness program materials and memos and/or providing leadership to other staff members in their performance of these tasks. Continues personal and professional development through required and/or recommended training programs, and through a variety of other channels such as trade literature, security group membership, and internet security discussion groups.

Preferred Skills and Abilities

Enter preferred skills and abilities.

Physical Actions

Required job duties are essentially sedentary work consisting of occasional walking, standing and lifting and/or carrying 10 lbs. maximum, and seeing.

Physical Environment

Required job duties are normally performed in a climate controlled office environment.

Education Requirements

4 year degree with emphasis in data processing/information systems.

Experience Requirements

5 Years experience in the information technology or security fields.

Special Skills Requirements

Ability to utilize keyboard.

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