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Information Security Analyst
Woodland Hills, California  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on July 29, 2021
Job Id #48405 Posted June 16, 2021

The Information Security Specialist will utilize a wide range of risk-based methodologies to independently perform intermediate to advanced analysis of a broad range of interdependent medium to high cybersecurity controls and risks. Specialists should be able to analyze and establish security requirements for all company systems/networks and advise how to protect a highly complex information system to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems and data. Specialist must serve as a subject matter expert for a wide range of company security and technology platforms. Responsibilities will include performing highly complex reviews, assessments, and audits; conducting research; and, facilitating communication to internal and external stakeholders where necessary. The position will monitor, coordinate, and implement policies, standards, procedures, controls, and guidelines to support security, compliance, and audit requirements.

• Work with SOC reporting leads to identify, assess, document, and articulate all types of data security and data privacy risks in addition to appropriate countermeasures and controls to address data security and data privacy concerns, particularly according to SSAE 18 SOC reporting requirements.
• Support completion of Shared Assessments Standardized Information Gathering Questionnaire. Work with team to build a process to intake third party assessment requests from customers and business partners.
• Design enhancements for internal controls such as segregation of duties, production change management, software management, security, incident handling, and transmission integrity. Identify and document security control objectives that demonstrate how security is integrated within IT processes.
• Design processes to ensure legal and regulatory security compliance requirements are met. Interpret irregular and indeterminate patterns of noncompliance to determine their impact on levels of risk and overall effectiveness of the enterprise’s cybersecurity program.
• Participate in audits of cyber programs and projects. Demonstrate ownership of assigned audit actions or regulator requests by diligently providing responses and evidence within established timeframes.
• Build and manage relationships with a wide network of local business and IT front-line and senior stakeholders. Demonstrate the value of information technology (IT) security throughout all levels of the organization.
• Influence business and IT teams to create innovative and sophisticated solutions to complex problems. Create, review, and update security policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
• Lead creation of milestones and timelines for assigned security projects/initiatives. Demonstrate ownership of assigned projects from initiation to completion.
• Serve as an internal consultant in multiple areas of security expertise. Drive medium-scale to enterprise-wide projects forward with minimal oversight. Utilize security reporting data to recommend leading-edge solutions or policy changes.

• At least 3 years of external/internal audit experience or prior work experience with a consulting/auditing firm.
• Strong familiarity with governance and controls frameworks, such as COBIT, COSO, ITIL, NIST, and ISO.
• Specialist must have experience with SAS 70/SSAE 16/SSAE 18 SOC reporting, readiness assessments, or other commensurate IT Audit/Compliance experience to document controls, gather evidence, perform gap analysis, and drive gap remediation.
• Direct knowledge of and exposure to SAS 70/SSAE 16/SSAE 18 SOC reporting.
• Solid experience in testing, evaluating, and documenting controls for compliance.
• Solid understanding of assessing and designing internal controls in an enterprise-level environment.
• Strong project management skills.
• PC skills and hands-on experience building tools and presentations with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Access.

• High school diploma or equivalent required (Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or related discipline preferred)
• ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) required OR any of the equivalents below:
-ISACA’s Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
-ISACA’s Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
-ISACA's Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
-ISC2’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

• M-F 8am-5pm (flexible within any U.S. time zone)

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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