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Entergy IT Security - Threat and Vulnerability Management Analyst III, Sr, or Sr Lead in The Woodlands, Texas

Date: Nov 7, 2019

Location: The Woodlands, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

This position can be filled in Little Rock, AR, New Orleans, LA or The Woodlands, TX.

This official title for this position will be Info Sec Analyst, with the level being determined based on selected candidate's experience.

Brief Position Description

The Threat and Vulnerability Management Analyst is responsible for supporting IT leadership by assisting in the establishment, maintenance and evolution of an enterprise-wide Threat and Vulnerability Management Function (TVM) in Information Security, to model, detect, prevent and remediate threats and vulnerabilities, as well as risk analysis and impact assessment. This role is responsible for threat identification and vulnerability management across all device & hosting categories. The Sr. Consultant, TVM is responsible for program maintenance, including tool maintenance and oversight of proactive intrusion testing. Supports coordination of the TVM function with all areas of the IT organization, other business unit stakeholders, and governmental agencies as required.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Implement necessary TVM policies, procedures and reference architectures that are in compliance with statutory,regulatory, and internal requirements that cover internal and external parties; regulated and non-regulated physical, Operational Technology, and business systems throughout the enterprise

  • Monitor and respond to regulatory developments and industry best practices in a timely manner

  • Execute on vulnerability remediation guidance

  • Responsible for security patching & related compliance requirements – oversight, discovery, monitoring implementation & reporting

  • Discover, evaluate and oversee deployment of applicable patches across all asset classes (e.g. mobile, firewall, servers)

  • Satisfy strict North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection ( NERC CIP) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Nuclear Cyber (10 CFR 73.54 ) compliance & reporting requirements

  • Drive process excellence and maturity to push the envelope on delivering a world-class TVM function

  • Assist in management of annual penetration testing including RFP process, managing 3rd parties executing the tests, scoping, communicating internally, acting on output from testing and taking necessary corrective actions

  • Responsible for management of cyber vulnerability assessments and satisfying specific requirements to ensure security of the environment in compliance with NERC CIP and NRC Nuclear Cyber (10 CFR 73.54)

  • Assist in establishing a reliable TVM function for all operational technology including power generation units, nuclear plants, electric substations, SCADA, distribution automation, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI)

  • Assist in threat modeling to determine threats that pose biggest risk to the business and mitigation plans according to their risk weighting; execute on mitigation plans

  • Responsible for vulnerability scanning process, schedule & operational monitoring across all device classes (server, desktop, mobile, etc) and hosting models (on-prem, external, cloud)

  • Manage to KPIs to measure performance of the TVM function and report trends; execute on any necessary remediation

  • Support in leading digitization efforts to automate routine playbooks and identify opportunities for automation

  • Prepare management reporting on known threats, vulnerabilities, patching, mitigating actions and risk acceptance

  • Collaborate and work across other IT areas to assess & mitigate security risks and provide technical guidance as needed

  • Support incident response and investigation of security incidents including root cause analysis

  • Mentor and develop junior resources

Experience needed

  • III: 2-3 of cyber security experience across multiple disciplines (network engineering, application security, database, threat detection/mitigation, risk management, project management, etc.)

  • Sr: 3-5 years of cyber security experience across multiple disciplines (network engineering, application security, database, threat detection/mitigation, risk management, project management, etc.)

  • Sr Lead: 5+ years of cyber security experience across multiple disciplines (network engineering, application security, database, threat detection/mitigation, risk management, project management, etc.)

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working with vulnerability scanning tools such as Tenable Security Center, Nessus, Qualys, Fortify, Checkmarx, WebInspect, AppScan, etc.

  • Experience working with outsourced teams

  • Experience operating enterprise infrastructure in a role aligned with or responsible for vulnerability management (patch management, configuration management, remediation, etc.)

  • Demonstrated experience with vulnerability assessment, remediation, and reporting, including comprehensive understanding of Vulnerability Management methodologies and procedures and application and infrastructure vulnerability scanning solutions

  • Experience with a variety of security controls & technologies like in DLP, AV, log management and anti-malware

  • Windows, UNIX, and Linux operating systems

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position

  • Extensive knowledge of security ramifications of energy related regulations (SOX, HIPAA, NERC CIP, FERC, and NRC Nuclear Cyber (10 CFR 73.54)

  • Knowledge of security, risk, and control frameworks and standards such as ISO 27001 and 27002, SANS-CAG, NIST, FISMA, COBIT, COSO and ITIL

  • Knowledge of current IT Security trends and best practices in technology, as well as penetration testing of applications and infrastructure , vulnerability and risk assessment, security assessments of network infrastructure, hosts and applications, forensics and troubleshooting

  • Working knowledge with scripting languages such as Perl or Python

  • Clear understanding of cloud computing and the risks and benefits of using a vendor’s remote servers to store, manage, and process an organization’s data

  • Solid report writing and communication and ability to effectively communicate cyber awareness across the IT organization

  • The ability to work well independently or with a team

  • Available to travel

  • Capable of meeting deadlines

Education Required

Associate’s degree in computer science, cyber security or a related discipline or equivalent work experience.

Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Any certificates, licenses, etc., required for the position

ISACA certification, such as CISSP, CISM, CISA

Vendor credentials offered by companies such as Microsoft and Cisco

Primary Location: Texas-The Woodlands

Job Function :Information Technology

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 89358

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

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