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Security Analyst in Houston, TX at Vaco

Date Posted: 2/14/2018

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Job Description

Vaco has a full-time role in North Houston for a Security Analyst to join their team. The Security Analyst will have experience in recommending and implementing best practices to secure network and application infrastructure, protect information against unauthorized data access and loss, risk reduction and vulnerability mitigation, define and implement security controls to ensure the best balance of security, efficiency, effectiveness, and scalability while maintaining the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of systems.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems, Cyber Security or similar field required
  • 3-5 years of IT Security experience
  • Working knowledge of security and risk frameworks such as NIST, SANS 20 Critical Controls, CSA, OWASP, etc.
  • Security auditing experience to include knowledge of Payment Card Industry (PCI), SOX, SSAE16, etc.
  • Experience with security technologies and configurations including, but not limited to, SIEM, IPS/IDS, vulnerability management, WAF, Firewalls, VPN, encryption, authentication, Web and Email security, endpoint security, patch/configuration management, IAM, Application and mobile security, AWS Security, and network security
  • Knowledge of information systems security standards and practices (e.g., security policies, access control, system audit and log file monitoring, risk identification and assessment, risk remediation, and reporting)
  • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills, cross-functional experience and demonstrated ability in exercising good judgment.
  • An advanced understanding of current threats and trends present in the Information Security and Technology field
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects or activities, and effectively make decisions to prioritize tasks and allocate time given evolving business priorities
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with others, act proactively across business units and functions, harness different skills and experience, and build a strong sense of team spirit
  • Ability to work in a multi-office environment and willingness to travel to other offices as required
  • Action and results oriented with the ability to overcome obstacles, able to work well under deadlines in a changing environment
  • Excellent verbal communication, presentation, and writing skills

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