job summary: We are seeking an Information Security Analyst to join our team. This individual will act as the "front line defense" by ensuring that security alerts are reviewed, remediated, or escalated with appropriate urgency and all response actions are documented accurately. This is a fundamental role in protecting the information assets of the organization by effectively identifying and responding to potential indicators of compromise or attack. Qualifications and Skills: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, IS or Information Security a plus CISSP, CISM, GIAC and/or similar certifications a plusExperience in Information Security and/or Information Technology in an operations or support rolePrior experience in an information security incident response role. Experience troubleshooting and/or securing computer systems and networksExperience with SIEM platformsExperience reviewing logs, scripting tasks, or creating structured queries/regex searchesFamiliarity with Cisco security products and operational practicesAwareness of Information Security best practices and regulatory requirementsAbility to parse logs, create queries, and perform root cause analysis of eventsProgramming/Scripting skills are a plusUnderstanding of logical security, user access and identity managementAbility to adjust communication style/content to interact with IT and business professionals.Work closely with Cyber Security Architect and network security team to implement and maintain secure network designParticipate in planning and executing the SDLC processProvide information security expertise to system development teamsWorks with network monitoring and management applications and creating highly-reproduceable configuration location: Nashville, Tennessee job type: Contract salary: $36.44 - 42.82 per hour work hours: 8am to 4pm education: Bachelors responsibilities: Enforce policy, guidance, and training requirements according to Best Business Practices BBPsEnsure implementation of system updates, reporting, and compliance proceduresEnsure users meet the requisite favorable security investigations, clearances, authorization, need-to-know, and security responsibilities before granting access to informationEnsure users receive initial and annual Cyber Security Awareness training, as well as troubleshoot issues and repair systemsEnsure log files and audits are maintained and reviewed for all systems and that authentication (for example, password) policies are audited for compliancePrepare, distribute, and maintain security plansReview and evaluate the effects on security of system changesEnsure that all Systems within their area of responsibility are certified, accredited, and reaccreditedEnsure system recovery processes are monitored and that security features and procedures are properly restoredMaintain current software inventory and ensure security related documentation is current and accessible to properly authorized individualsMonitor alerts, detections, or other indicators of compromise/attack from a variety of information security solutions.Investigate, contain, eradicate, and/or escalate security detections as appropriateDocument and generate reports of detections and response actions for review by management and other stakeholdersAssist in the analysis of vulnerabilitiesMonitor security platforms' health for errors, misconfigurations, or performance alertsLeverage SIEM platform by creating and executing search queries, dashboards, and alerts to identify threats and assist in investigations.Support end-users and other stakeholders' requests related to information security servicePerform control testing and other risk management activitiesProvide information in response to assessments and auditsMaintain an understanding of the systems, solutions, and technologies deployed on the ITS network. qualifications: Experience level: ExperiencedMinimum 3 years of experienceEducation: Bachelors skills: Network SecurityCISSPCISMGSEC Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.At Randstad Digital, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require a reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact HRsupport@randstadusa.com. Pay offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc. In addition, Randstad Digital offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, an incentive and recognition program, and 401K contribution (all benefits are based on eligibility).