Information Security Specialist

Job Number:16849

Position Title:

External Description:

The Information Security Specialist for the Equifax United States Information Solutions (USIS) Information Technology organization is responsible for ensuring that IT solutions are designed, built, deployed, and maintained in compliance with the Equifax security policies and standards. The candidate will collaborate with Security, IT, and Business stakeholders in developing and maintaining security technology frameworks. Additionally, this Senior Security professional will assist with identifying, prioritizing, evaluating opportunities to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of secure practices across the business unit operations and products/services through automation and use of emerging technologies and innovation techniques.

Essential Job Functions:

* Report to the Information Security Officer of USIS IT and be strategically involved in key security decision making for the Business Unit

* Assist with internal consulting, advisement and assistance for all aspects of Information Security

* Serve as subject matter expert in multiple security disciplines and security consultant for projects and troubleshooting efforts

* Work as the subject matter expert on USIS business unit IT platforms and infrastructure

* Participant in secure application and system development lifecycle activities and process assessments

* Implement threat modeling, formulate application security procedures, and resolution plans

* Provide technical support services in remediation of application security remediation efforts.

* Work with the USIS business unit IT organization to proactively identify and address security observations/findings

* Serve as subject matter expert in multiple security disciplines and security consultant for IT modernization and innovation efforts.

* Evaluate and advise on policy exceptions for the business unit

* Perform business process related security risk assessments

* Maintain and monitor internal observations/findings for both internal customers and third parties

* Perform advanced countermeasure design, development, implementation, and assessment in conjunction with Security Engineering

* Lead small to mid-size security related projects to increase maturity of the Information Security program

* Assist with investigation and resolution of security events, and assist with disciplinary and legal matters associated with such events

* Understand how to manage a security event and crisis

Skills and Requirements:

* Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience required

* 6-8 years of security and networking experiences

* Experiences with programing languages (e.g. Java, JavaScript, C, C++, Python, visual basic, VBA)

* Experience with cloud security, application security and related efforts

* Understand Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), SSAE-16 attestations, ISO 27001 Standards, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), NIST Standards, standard security practices, current and emerging privacy and security regulations.

* Strong communication skills including strong verbal presentation skills. Ability to communicate security concepts to technical and non-technical audience and able to interact with all levels of the organization

* Experience working in matrix environment with globally diverse team members

* Ability to work under pressure

* CISSP, CISM or related certification is a strong plus

Personal Qualities:

* Leadership in intellectual engagement, work ethic; quality of work product

* Good judgment, integrity and follow through on commitments

* Team player who actively collaborates and commits to success of others.

* Pitches in where necessary to support team success

* Exhibits self-motivation to perform to the highest standard of excellence

* Results Focused. Focuses on the critical objectives that add the most value and consistently delivers results that meet or exceed expectations

* Relentlessly seeks, shares and adopts ideas and best practices in and outside the company and embraces change introduced by others

Primary Location:

USA-Atlanta JV White


Function - Security Governance and Compliance


Full time


Location_formattedLocationLong:Alpharetta, Georgia US


Community / Marketing Title:Information Security Specialist

Company Profile:

Requisition Number:J00064187

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Equifax is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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