1+ months

Lead Information Security Assessor - P165036_S1

Riverwoods, IL 60015
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At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. We're all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

The ISPO (Information Security Program Office) is seeking a Lead Analyst to strengthen our Oversight Program. This program is an integral part of governance, risk, and compliance for information security throughout Discover Financial Services. The right candidate will have strong communication, time management, and team skills as well as a deep knowledge of information security practices. One or more of the following certifications is preferred: CISSP, CRISC, CISM, CISA, GIAC.

The Lead Information Security Risk Analyst is a key position for the effective and efficient operation of the ISPO Operations and Oversight team that can execute the following crucial responsibilities. Leads information security risk assessments of complex IT systems to identify and assess appropriate risks against the holistic threat landscape. Presents risk assessment results to senior leadership in a clear and professional manner. Contributes to the team with innovative ideas, thought leadership, and clear feedback. Ensures risk assessment approaches, practices, and guidelines align with Discover's policies and standards as well as industry best practices.

  • Conducts risk assessments in a thorough, competent, and timely manner.
  • Provides subject matter expertise across all information security technologies.
  • Enforces DFS's security policies and standards through internally controlled oversight and self-assessments.
  • Identifies opportunities to enhance policies or standards.
  • Designs measures for risk and performance of information security controls.
  • Collaborates with all areas of IT and Cyber Security to ensure system vulnerabilities are addressed and remediated effectively and efficiently.
  • Presents assessment reports and other oversight activities at bi-weekly cross departmental.
  • Assists in providing direct support to staff for information security related issues and gaps.
  • Develops thorough, clear, and effective processes and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here's what we need from you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in Information or Cybersecurity
  • In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience in Information or Cybersecurity
  • One or more of the following certifications: CISSP, CRISC, CISM, CISA, GIAC.

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we'd also look for:

  • 4+ years of experience in Information or Cybersecurity
  • Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP, CISA)

Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.



  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2019-06-30 Expires: 2019-09-05

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