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Cyber Security Controls Assessor

Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:


  • Perform multi-platform (application, database, operating system, middleware, monitoring tools, and business processes) level assessments based on predefined test objectives and test plans. Perform retest of controls that have been remediated or updated due to previously identified deficiencies.
  • Obtain, review, and interpret evidence provided to validate controls are performed effectively.
  • Execute and report on results of IT Compliance assessments in accordance with industry best practices and established regulatory standards and requirements (e.g., NIST SP800-53, SP800-115, SOX, NERC CIP).
  • Obtain, review, and interpret organizational IT policies, standards, and procedures to identify control points that would assist in mitigating risk to the business.
  • Review test results or interpret evidence to address vulnerabilities, gaps, or control deficiencies; work with stakeholders to establish plans for sustainable resolution.
  • Identify risks associated with control failures and support the identification of mitigating controls.
  • Partner with control owners to ensure control documentation is updated periodically to reflect the current control environment.
  • Perform other tasks as necessary to ensure that the Compliance meets its commitments to customers.
  • Support the Compliance Sr. Manager/Manager as needed.

    Minimum Education Required:

    • BA/BS in Computer Science, Business, or equivalent experience.
    • Minimum On-the-Job Experience.
    • Minimum of 3 years of general IT experience, including IT security or IT risk management experience.
    • Experience using Excel worksheets, workbooks, and formulas.
    • Experience managing multiple projects with conflicting priorities.

      Desired Experience:

      • Utility Industry Experience.
      • Big 4 experience.
      • Demonstrated experience with Sarbanes Oxley or National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP800-53 security controls catalog.

        Minimum Required License / Certification:

        • At least one existing certification from the following list, which must be currently maintained and valid: certification:
        • Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA).
        • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
        • Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC).
        • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
        • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

          Desired License / Certification:

          • One + current and valid certifications directly applicable or complementary to the role and area of expertise, including those listed above, as well as:
          • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
          • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).
          • Microsoft Certified Professional/Security Engineer (MCP, MCSE).
          • Cisco Certified Network Associate/Professional (CCNA, CCNP).
          • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
          • Project Management Professional (PMP).

            Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

            • Strong oral and written communication skills.
            • Strong analytical skills.
            • Understanding of application, database, network and systems security.
            • Understanding of general computing controls (GCCs).
            • Able to identify complex control gaps.
            • Understanding of generally applicable and accepted auditing standards and framework (e.g. COBIT) and best practices for IT services management (e.g., ITIL), regulatory standards and requirements (e.g. Sarbanes Oxley Act, NERC/CIP).
            • Excellent planning, organizational, and project management skills.
            • Able to multi-task projects or assessments.
            • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment.
            • Detail oriented.

Keywords: CYNET SYSTEMS, Oakland , Cyber Security Controls Assessor, Other , Oakland, California

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