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Job profile- Information Security Specialist / Analyst
Location: Arlington ,Northern Virginia area
Duration: 3-6 months
Interview Mode: 2 Phone

Job Description -

The Information Security Specialist / Analyst is an individual, who is highly organized with adaptive problem solving skills, well organized and proven analytical skills.
The role will support the Governance, Risk and Compliance Manager in expanding the Information Security Governance, Risk and Compliance program by performing IT risk and maturity assessments.

The Information Security Specialist / Analyst provides consultation and ongoing support in the development, communication, maintenance, testing and execution of the clients IT Governance, Risk and Compliance program.
This individual will collaborate across the company in order to manage compliance reviews, create metrics and ensure compliance against industry standards such as HIPAA, ISO and NIST.


Evaluate information systems, platforms, and IT operating procedures in accordance with industry standard frameworks, regulations and best practices
Create and conduct IT risk assessments
Create and conduct IT Security Program maturity assessments based upon industry standards and best practices including HIPAA, ISO, and NIST
Contribute to the creation and review of IT and Information Security policies and procedures
Develop and prepare governance KPI reports on status of risk assessments, control effectiveness, control gap remediation, internal audit and examination
Participate in Information Security compliance initiatives to measure and or validate compliance with numerous compliance regulations including HIPAA, SOX, and PCI
Promote integration of Information Security risk management into business and IT processes and projects, as well as Corporate Risk and Compliance programs
Ensure timely completion of Information Security risk assessment, remediation, and compliance efforts
Provide Information Security risk advisory and consultative services to internal customers, including IT, Business, and Risk and Compliance stakeholders
Assist with the development of procedures and guidelines in support of Governance, Risk and Compliance programs
Identify, track and escalate gaps during risk reviews and communicate compliance issues to senior management
Demonstrate excellent communication skills in order to balance differing stakeholder interests through sound analysis and persuasion
Instill a sense of urgency in driving assignments to completion
Be flexible, organized, proactive and motivated


Qualified individuals should have a degree in Information Technology, Information Risk Assurance or related discipline, along with at least 2 years of relevant experience.
Ability to work as part of a high performance team
Ability to comprehend a wide variety of security and enterprise technologies, their directions, trends, and strategic business impact on key business initiatives
Ability to combine strategic business and technical direction, and translate concepts into actionable implementation plans
Possess strong organizational and presentation skills
Experience in an IT Governance, Risk or Compliance role
Possess a high degree of integrity and trust along with the ability to work independently
Demonstrated experience in auditing and assessing compliance controls
Strong interpersonal and communication skills a must
Superior teamwork skills
Strong dedication to quality customer service
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills are essential
B.S. or B.A. in Information Technology or related field
CISA is preferred
IT Auditing and HIPAA experience preferred