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Cyber Security Analyst II/III/Sr

Company: Federal Reserve System
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is part of the nation's central bank and we've provided many opportunities for professional growth during our history.
For twenty-three years in a row, we've been named "One of Northeast Ohio's Best Places to Work" by North Coast 99. This prestigious award honors organizations with outstanding employment practices, including compensation, benefits, training, recruitment, retention, community services, and employee communications.
Our People Make the Difference! The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is seeking innovative thinkers with vision to build the framework that will carry the Bank into the future.
This is a hybrid position in either Cleveland, Cincinnati or Pittsburgh.
The selected candidate will support the Cybersecurity Analytics Support Team (CAST) function by actively working with CAST personnel, supervisory staff and Board of Governors' staff concerning ongoing cyber incidents within supervised institutions as well as emerging threats potentially impacting the United States financial sector. This individual would have experience and/or expertise in multiple cybersecurity subject matter areas:
--- Cybersecurity related frameworks such as NIST 800-53, NIST Cybersecurity
Framework (CSF), IS 27001, MITRE ATT&CK, etc.
--- Assessing cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and related exploitation
activity: recommending related mitigations to manage risk to computing
--- Tracking and reporting on threat actor groups that potentially pose a threat
to the United States financial sector.
--- Cloud services and providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft
Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.
--- Incident management and response activities related to cybersecurity
--- Security architecture and design implementation to mitigate threats
against confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
This position requires access to confidential supervisory information and/or FOMC information, which is limited to "Protected Individuals" as defined in the U.S. federal immigration law. Protected Individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents who either are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization or who have applied for naturalization within the requisite timeframe. Candidates who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents may be eligible for the information access required for this position and sponsorship for a work visa, and subsequently for permanent residence, if they sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S. citizen and meet other eligibility requirements.
In addition, all candidates must undergo an enhanced background check and comply with all applicable information handling rules, and all non-U.S. citizens must sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S. citizen and pursue a path to citizenship.
Essential Accountabilities

  • Conducts analysis and interpreting of cybersecurity threat intelligence to identify trends and emerging risks.

  • Provide input and insight into response activities during cyber incidents to include best practices from regulatory bodies, cybersecurity organizations, and NIST.

  • Conducts formal assessments to determine the severity of reported cybersecurity incidents at financial institutions.

  • Prepares in written form research, analysis, and assessments for key internal stakeholders as needed or requested. Analysis supports recommendations regarding cybersecurity threats, threat vectors, threat actors and threat trends.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of cybersecurity threats within the broader financial sector and related industries.

  • Assist bank supervision examination teams, the central point of contact teams, and examiners-in-charge during active cybersecurity incidents at regulated banking/financial institutions.

  • Build and maintain relationships with central points of contact teams, examiners, and board staff across the Federal Reserve System.

  • Communicate appropriate information to the Supervision & Regulation staff at the Federal Reserve Bank and Board levels to maintain a comprehensive understanding of ongoing incidents and ensure appropriate steps are taken to isolate any potential residual effects from a cyber incident.

  • Participates in knowledge sharing forums related to key cybersecurity risks and emerging issues.

  • Participates in efforts to advance Reserve Bank or System strategic initiatives.

  • Provides leadership, coaching, and mentoring for less experienced analysts on processes and procedures related to internal matters and the supervisory process.

  • Weekend on-call support is part of the position on a rotating basis (generally once every 12 weeks)

  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

    Education and Experience
    ANALYST II: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Intelligence or related field and 5+ years of related work experience required OR Two years of college and 7+ years of professional work experience.
    ANALYST III: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Intelligence or related field and 7+ years of related work experience required OR Master's Degree and 5+ years of professional work experience.
    ANALYST SR: Bachelor's Degree in computer science, Management Information Systems, Intelligence or related field and 10+ years of related work experience required OR Master's Degree and 7+ years of professional work experience.
    Knowledge and Skills

    • Strong understanding of technology governance, technology risk management, internal audit, and vendor/third party risk management.

    • Knowledge of firewalls, intrusion prevention/detection systems, Linux, Windows, and Identity and Access Management concepts.

    • Advanced ability to perform independent research and provide written reports summarizing findings and analysis.

    • Intermediate knowledge of regulations, procedures, and practices of a specific discipline (e.g., bank examinations, information security, cyber intelligence)

    • Advanced problem solving and analytical thinking.

    • Advanced specialized operational/technical skills in cyber intelligence and information security

    • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office; general proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel

    • Intermediate knowledge of project management

    • Intermediate ability to analyze information and demonstrate findings with written reports, data visualizations, graphs/charts, or presentations.

      Physical Demands and General Working Conditions
      Traditional office environment: Employees typically sit most of the day, work with a computer and may answer/respond to phone calls. Physical movement consists of walking for meetings, breaks, etc. Ability to lift items weighing approximately 20 pounds on a limited basis is required. Addendum as needed: Employees may be required to travel by car/air.
      Full Time / Part Time
      Full time
      Regular / Temporary
      Job Exempt (Yes / No)
      Job Category
      Information Technology
      Work Shift
      First (United States of America)
      The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.
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      OUR BANK has one of the most recognizable brands around the world. The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States-one of the world's most influential, trusted and prestigious financial organizations. The Federal Reserve is charged with the important mission of promoting a strong economy and a stable financial system and fulfills this responsibility by formulating national monetary policy, supervising and regulating banks and bank holding companies, and providing financial services for banks and the U.S. government.
      OUR PEOPLE are diverse in background and ideas, which allows for ongoing creativity and innovation. Ultimately, they are the ones who push our high-performance, exchange-driven culture forward.
      Why Our People Choose Us:
      Our reputation precedes us
      There will always be room for personal growth
      Our people are first
      You'll find the right balance
      Your responsibilities will be meaningful
      We hope that you will be our future colleague.

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