Information Security Specialist I

Full Time
New York, NY
Areas of Interest: Systems Security Analysis
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The Information Security Specialist I participates in the evaluation, development, implementation, communication, monitoring and maintenance of information technology security policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Provides state-of-the-art technical expertise and support to in-house developers to apply appropriate information security procedures and products.
  2. Provides technical expertise and support to client, IT management and staff in risk assessments, implementation and operational aspects of appropriate information security procedures and products.
  3. Participates in the evaluation, development and implementation of security standards, procedures and guidelines for multiple platforms and diverse systems environment (e.g., firm-wide, distributed, client server systems, and e-applications).
  4. Helps to develop communications and related campaigns for information security awareness among all staff.
  5. Performs access control and account administration of critical information resources including data access rules tables.
  6. Helps to coordinate the reporting data security incidents and may participate in investigations.
  7. Reviews the development, testing and implementation of security plans, products and control techniques.
  8. Investigates and recommends appropriate corrective actions for information security incidents.
  9. Tests and implements appropriate security methods and control techniques such as firewalls, data access rules tables, intrusion detection software, data encryption, data backup and recovery.
  10. Performs access control and account administration of critical information resources.
  11. Acts as a liaison to the product groups and assists them in the implementation of data privacy, information security technologies, and applications security.
  12. Maintains an awareness of existing and proposed security standard setting groups, State and Federal legislation and regulations pertaining to information security.
  13. Identifies regulatory changes that will affect information security policy, standards and procedures, and recommends appropriate changes.
  14. Performs related duties as assigned or requested.
Bachelor degree in Computer Science or a related discipline

Three years of technical experience in security aspects of multiple platforms, operating systems, software, communications and network protocols, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Requires excellent analytical ability, consultative and communication skills, strong judgment and the ability to work effectively with client, IT management and staff, vendors and consultants.


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Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care. 

The System includes approximately 6600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12-minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report.
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