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Cyber Security Analyst

Company: Federal Reserve Bank
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Cyber Security Analyst

The Federal Reserve is developing a new interbank 24x7x365 real-time gross settlement (RTGS) service with integrated clearing functionality, called the FedNow service. This service will help enable financial institutions provide their customers with the ability to send and receive payments any time, any day, and have full access to those funds within seconds. This position is a unique opportunity to be part of a new mission-critical Federal Reserve initiative that will be transformative to the payments landscape in the United States.

Position Contributions-

This position is responsible for helping to ensure the security and integrity of the FedNow organization across people, operations, and technology. This individual will directly support vulnerability management and incident detection and response programs. The individual will also be expected to provide cybersecurity expertise both through consultation and hands-on technical activities.

What will be expected of you-

  • Analyze cyber security policies and configurations and execute or track any identified remediation activities.
  • Conduct and/or support authorized penetration testing activities.
  • Work with stakeholders to operationalize cyber security solutions.
  • Build, test, and deploy cybersecurity relevant technical solutions.
  • Support and implement incident response plans and capabilities; partner with stakeholders to align monitoring and response activities.
  • Leads security investigations through data analysis and information gathering.
  • Performs pro-active hunting for malicious activity impacting FedNow holistically.
  • Assess threat landscape and recommend changes to policies and configurations.
  • Perform technical and nontechnical risk and vulnerability assessments across people, operations, and technology.
  • Provide security operational support for DevOps tools and processes.
  • Participate in agile activities with geographically dispersed agile delivery teams.

Expertise you would bring-

  • Knowledge and experience normally acquired through, or equivalent to, the completion of a bachelors degree and a minimum of 2-3 years of job-related experience.
  • Proven ability to collaborate, build relationships and influence direct team members in a matrix-management environment.
  • Ability to work with CI/CD pipelines like Gitlab or Jenkins.
  • Skill or interest in penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, and mimicking threat behaviors.
  • Strong security platform and technology capabilities; SIEM utilization skills with the ability to review and analyze security events from various monitoring and logging sources to identify and/or confirm suspicious activity.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, cloud computing technology.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, TCP/IP protocol and network/packet analysis.
  • Working knowledge of current security threats, techniques, and landscape, as well as a dedicated and self-driven desire to research current information security landscape.
  • Knowledge of IT Infrastructure designs, technologies, products, and services. This should include knowledge of networking protocols, firewall functionality, host and network intrusion detection systems, operating systems, databases, encryption and other technologies.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Visio and Project.

Logistics and Requirements-

  • The ability to obtain a security clearance.
  • Federal Reserve System candidates will remain employed at current Federal Reserve Bank, but report into the FedNow team via cross-district arrangement

The Federal Reserve System is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and to provide equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.

All employees assigned to this position will be subject to FBI fingerprint/ criminal background and Patriot Act/ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least once every five years.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or skills associated with this position or the personnel so classified. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of this position, management reserves the right to revise this or any job description at its discretion at any time.

For this job, any offer of employment is contingent upon successfully passing a two-phase security screening. The first phase consists of the satisfactory completion of a physical examination (including a drug screening), reference checks, and a security investigation consisting of credit and criminal history checks.

The second phase, which might not be complete until after you begin working at the Reserve Bank, is an additional risk-based security screening determined by the risk rating of the position. Depending upon the sensitivity of the position, this phase may include, and is not limited to, work and residency eligibility verification, and personal interviews with the candidate, references, and prior employers.

All applicants must have resided in the United States for at least three (3) years

Keywords: Federal Reserve Bank, Boston , Cyber Security Analyst, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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