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Business Information Security Officer


Synopsis of the role


Primary point of contact for the assigned Business Unit/COE  and supports the implementation of the Information Security program. 
Provide advice and oversight to ensure that Information Security policy is complied with for processes and systems used by Business Unit or COE.  
Assists in improving the information security posture with respect to delivering services to customers and consumer with the Business Unit/COE for understanding the key assets and processes, identifying risks and controls, evaluating risk, and suggesting incremental controls or risk mitigation strategies where necessary. Provides consultative guidance with the goal of ensuring that policies and standards are adhered to and incorporated into the systems and processes utilized.
Works closely with all areas of Global Security and champions security initiatives that support both the Security Program and Business Unit or COE strategies.


Who is Equifax? 


At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. 

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best.

The Perks of being an Equifax Employee?

  • We offer excellent compensation packages with market competitive pay, comprehensive healthcare packages, schedule flexibility, work from home opportunities, paid time off, and organizational growth potential.

  • Grow at your own pace through online courses at Learning @ Equifax.

What You’ll Do 

  • Develop and maintain in depth understanding of Business Unit / COE processes, systems, technologies, data, customers, consumers, partners

  • Act as the primary local security contact / adviser for the SVP/General Manager and their IT, Architecture, Operations, HR, Finance, Legal and other local personnel

  • Implement the Information Security Management System across the assigned Business Unit and/or COE as well as BU-specific security initiatives

  • Proactively identify nonconformity and areas of potential improvement and facilitate development of pragmatic solutions to address issues, utilizing the security assessments and observations processes

  • Engage with clients and customers as needed to assist the business to achieve its objectives with pre and post sales activities (e.g. explain our security program, support external audits, support bids/RFP process, assist in customer communication of security incident, etc.)

  • Participate in BU related conferences, client facing engagement, industry forums to represent the Security program

  • Work with Incident Response and Crisis Management teams to effectively incidents to acceptable resolution; assist with investigations as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and an experience of  3 - 5 years in security 

  • A solid understanding of security best practices and international standards such as ISO2700 and PCI DSS

  • Good understanding of technical security controls and secure coding standards

  • Security Training and Awareness, Security Governance, and Security Incident Management knowledge & experience

  • Knowledge and experience of Information Security Risk and Security governance and 

  • Understanding of risks in banking/ financial services sector will be an added advantage

Extra Points for any of the following

  • Experience working in matrix environment with globally diverse team members

  • CISSP, CISM or related certification is a strong plus


Success Attributes of an Equifax employee; does this describe you?

  • Accountability

  • Curiosity

  • Collaboration

  • Think and act differently

  • Trust

  • Ownership


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

If this sounds like somewhere you want to work, don’t delay, apply today - we’re looking for you!


Who is Equifax?

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. ​​​​​​​

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best.

Equifax is an Equal Opportunity employer, and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, service in the Armed Forces, protected veteran status, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, citizenship status or any other status protected by law.

For US Applicants

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