Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Information Security / Security Assessment Consultant

Information Security / Security Assessment Consultant
Foster City, CA
1 Year Contract Role

Must have skills 
Strong Audit and Assesment experience. Certified Information Security Auditor/ (CISA/M) designation or CISSP. Experience with control frameworks such as COSO (open to other frameworks as well).
Nice to have skills 
Experience with regulatory requirements in particular PCI-DSS, GLBA, FFIEC.
Roles and responsibilities 
See JD for responsibilities. **Must sit in Foster City
Preference on industry background or previous companies worked for? 
Financial experience preferred.
Duration of assignment and possible extensions 
12 months
Interview timeline and process 
Phone screen followed by onsite interview.

Security Assessment Team leads assessments for VISA Key Controls and Techinical Security Requirements. Members of this team work across a number of stakeholders, inlcuding third parties to ensure appropriate processes, procedures and controls are adequately designed, implemented or remediated to meet VISA Key control requirements and mitigate any risks that are associated to with third parties. The success of this unit requires dedicated professionals who possess the analytical, feasibility, relationship and executive summary skills needed to form highly reliable risk management strategies to meet various Visa Inc. requirements along with compliance and regulatory requirements.

An in-depth understanding of the broad regulatory landscape impacting VISA business areas. Remain current with emerging regulatory sentiments as well as solution trends in the marketplace.
At times, assessing the impact of laws and regulations on VISA systems and technology. Work with other risk and security organizations as well as internal and external business clients.
Manage and scope small, medium and large scale security assessment projects in order to validate and document findings. Perform interviews, document design assessments, and walkthroughs of key controls and technical security requirements(both new and existing).

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or Business Administration or other related field. (Master degree is preferred.) Significant and relevant technical experience meeting the job description may be substituted for degree requirements.
5 years audit and risk management experience that includes a broad understanding of the software delivery process, professional services consulting and/or program management.
Solid understanding of Security and Risk Management frameworks as well as understanding of current enterprise threat scenario as related to financial industry
Certified Information Security Auditor/ (CISA/M) designation or CISSP

In depth knowledge of :
Current information security and compliance vendor landscape
Control frameworks such as Cobit, COSO
Regulatory requirements in particular SOX, PCI-DSS, GLBA, FFIEC

Preferred requirements/knowledge:
Excellent communicator with strong client relationship focus with business sponsors, enterprise architects, and information security engineers to articulate business case and technology options
Practical experience managing multiple large-scale compliance/audit projects simultaneously, strong internal consulting, customer account management, and defining engagement scope, negotiating commitments, gathering requirements, defining deliverables, designing integrated solutions, and overseeing technical implementations considered a plus
Develop and nurture trusted relationships with Business Partners, VISA IT Executives, Security & Compliance Officers and other Compliance Team Members to gain approvals on strategies, recommendations, findings, project plans, etc.
Knowledge and understanding of emerging technologies including but not limited to mobile technology. 

Mahesh Muthusamy

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TalentBurst, Inc.

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