IT Security Analyst

  • location: Richmond, VA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $35 - $40 per hour

job description

IT Security Analyst

Randstad Technologies is actively seeking an IT Security Analyst for our client in Richmond, VA.

Summary :

Successful candidate will assess, prioritize, communicate and track progress for multiple security initiatives and projects. This position also involves day to day processing of security requests, the provisioning, administration and auditing of accounts and access rights, review of daily account management reports, desk checks, computer room audits, and general analysis of data security issues. Successful candidate will also work with a variety of systems including, but not limited to, SQL and other databases, privileged access management, identity and entitlement management and host intrusion detection.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

Analyze the results of various security scans, process appraisals and other improvement efforts

  • To create actionable reports, document and track action plans in support of security improvement efforts
  • Maintain NTFS permissions on Windows file servers
  • Obtain approval for security changes in the Unix environment
  • Create, administer and maintain Windows Active Directory, Vintela and Unix enabled AD users & groups
* Other duties may be assigned as needed .

Education and/or Experience :

  • Minimum 2 - 4 years experience in security administration required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in IT required
  • High School Education - minimum, college preferred
  • CISSP core body of knowledge desirable
  • CSSP or SANS Security Essentials Certification a plus

Computer Knowledge and Skills :

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Windows, Linux and other operating systems
  • Active Directory structure, account management and group policy
  • Microsoft Powershell
  • Various access controls such as NTFS and group membership
  • Ticketing systems such as ServiceNow

Extremely Useful: Experience with any of the following:

  • Nexpose Rapid7 Vulnerability Scanner
  • Palo Alto or Cisco Firewalls
  • Active Directory and Group Policy
  • Python

Language Skills :

  • Effectively articulate priorities, goals and action plans across multiple teams
  • Read, understand and interpret for others the company's security policies and standards as well as industry best practices
  • Manage work from a project perspective by incorporating concepts regarding scope, cost and timelines as well as communication, change and resource planning
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Work as part of a team, but also able to work independently

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