CDM Smith Senior Information Security Specialist in Providence, Rhode Island

Job Description:

Under light supervision, the Senior Information Security Specialist performs basic to highly complex procedures necessary to ensure the safety of facilities and information systems and protect physical locations, systems, and data from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction.

As a member of this team, you would contribute to CDM Smith's mission by:

Systems Security:

Under light supervision, performs basic to highly complex procedures (e.g., logical and physical access management, deployment and support of security tools, risk and vulnerability assessments, security auditing and monitoring, incident response, setup and maintenance of firewalls, etc.) necessary to ensure the safety of information systems assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction.

Business Support:

Interfaces with user community to understand their security needs and implements procedures to accommodate them. Ensures that user community understands and adheres to necessary procedures to maintain security. Develops Information Technology (IT) security standards and procedures based on user feedback and industry best practices. Educates users on systems security standards and procedures.

Security Level Evaluation:

Under light supervision, performs the evaluation of and provides support for the level of security required for systems, infrastructure, and other information technology assets.

Recommends and develops security procedures for IT assets based on analysis.

Security Policies & Practices:

Enforces security policies and procedures by administering and monitoring security tools. Reviews security violation reports and investigates possible security exceptions, and updates.

Maintains and documents security controls.

Technical Guidance:

Provides technical guidance and training to more junior staff. Mentors more junior staff and develops them for future growth within the discipline and firm. Supervises the work of junior staff on project work.

Status Reporting:

Provides management with tracking and status reports, analysis, and metrics on security actions, events, trends, and concerns.

Performs other duties as required.

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Job Title:

Senior Information Security Specialist



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Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Associates degree in a related discipline.

Experience: 3 years of related experience.

Experience with Palo Alto firewalls required


•Solid knowledge of security standards and frameworks, applicable laws and regulations, policies, procedures, and tools.

•Solid understanding of physical and logical security access and authentication principles, network architecture, systems design, internet protocols, firewall theory, OSI model, and incident response and escalation procedures.

•Good ability to weigh business needs against security concerns and articulate issues to management.

•Good verbal and written communication skills.

•Good attention to detail.

Travel: Domestic and international travel may be required.

Environmental Factors: Daily exposure to computer screens for extended periods of time.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate—as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Site Location:

Rhode Island - Providence

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position