Information Security Specialist IV
Company: METRO
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Security & Law Enforcement, Information Technology, Professional
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 7/19/2018

Job #4253


Working under general supervision is responsible for the analysis, design, development, testing, documentation and implementation of information and network security solutions, standards, guidelines and procedures to ensure ongoing maintenance and security.  Recommends and assists with developing new security strategies and support of existing systems.  Coordinates the analysis and design of automated security monitoring and alert systems.  Ensures that security programs remain in compliance with relevant laws, regulations and policies to minimize or eliminate risks and audit findings. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.


Responsibilities and Specific Duties:

  • Progressively safeguards information system assets by identifying and solving potential and actual security problems.
  • Recognizes problems by identifying abnormalities, resolving problems and reporting violations utilizing current cybersecurity tools including: System Incident and Event Management; and Advanced Threat Analytics.
  • Assists in investigating and documenting security incidents.
  • Assists in developing, publishing and maintaining up-to-date information security standards and guidelines.
  • Implements security improvements by executing daily vulnerability system scans, assessing current situations, evaluating trends and anticipating requirements.
  • Analyzes monthly security patches and ensures that patches are deployed as defined by policy.
  • Determines security violations and inefficiencies by conducting periodic audits.
  • Upgrades system by implementing and maintaining security controls.
  • Keeps management informed by preparing performance reports and communicating system status.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish information security goals and objectives.
  • Performs a variety of complicated tasks requiring a wide degree of creativity and latitude.
  • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field is preferred.


Minimum five (5) years' experience with current IT security technologies. Experience to include lead/supervisory; information security standards and best practices: PCI, HIPPA, PII and internal/external audits. CobiT, NIST 800 preferred. Experience in one or more of the following: MS Active Directory, VMWare Security, LINUX Security, Network Technology, Server & Storage Technology, Network security, Firewall Administration and IDS/IPS Administration.


General knowledge of government and regulatory agency policies/procedures from a security and audit perspective. Advanced skills in use of security tools including monitoring and security information and event management. One or more of the following certifications required: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); Certified Information Security Manager (CISM); CompTIA Security+; Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH); SANS GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC). If not CISSP certified, course work towards CISSP required, with the ability to obtain final certification to progress towards next security level.  Knowledge of security approaches that support the operational processes for PCI, HIPPA and PII. Strong interpersonal and excellent customer service skills.

1900 Main
Houston , TX 77002
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