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Principal Security Analyst


Equifax is where you can power your possible. If you want to achieve your true potential, chart new paths, develop new skills, collaborate with bright minds,  and make a meaningful impact, we want to hear from you.

As our new Principal Security Analyst (UK & Ireland), you will be supporting the business and clients with Information Security advice and guidance. You will ensure compliance with technical security standards and baselines for technology, communications, infrastructure, cloud services and applications.

Performing Information Security related risk assessments for projects, exception requests and change control processes, including reviewing vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. Contributing to and reporting on relevant security performance metrics for the business.

What You'll Do

  • Develop/Enhance an understanding of the threats, risks, vulnerabilities and evolving attack vectors facing the business

  • Constantly analyse and make recommendations to implement effective security controls, system hardening and provide consistent security controls for projects

  • Management of the risk management log. 

  • Management of vulnerability analysis and penetration testing to ensure recommendations are risk assessed and implemented in a timely manner

  • Assist in group security training and awareness campaigns

  • Lead the security exception process and change control process.

  • Assist in reviewing the market for effective information security solutions

  • Lead annual review of suppliers' information security processes

  • Lead client information security questionnaires process

  • Assist IT with Security projects and certifications to achieve compliance

What Experience You'll Need

  • Strong experience as a Information Security professional (covering areas such as ISO 27001, PCI, NIST and COBIT) and have knowledge of penetration testing, vulnerability management, networking and infrastructure, application development and cloud technologies we would love to speak with you.

  • Strong understanding of security operations and keen to learn

  • Good experience working constructively with IT, in a team and with end users and suppliers

  • Good understanding of Security Infrastructure design and IT Security best practice

  • Good knowledge of security products, SIEM, AV, security gateways, firewalls, load-balancers, ACLs, routing and switching

  • Strong understanding of common IT protocols, infrastructure and systems e.g. Networks, Domains and Virtualised infrastructure

  • Good understanding of Cloud technologies and security controls in the cloud

What Could Set You Apart

  • CISSP, CompTIA or related security certifications are highly preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree education, or equivalent experience

  • Prior experience within an FCA regulated industry

  • Exposure working in a post-breach environment

  • Cloud security experience

We offer a wide range of company supported benefits including contributory pension, life cover, income protection, Bupa healthcare, enhanced maternity and sick pay, 26 days holiday and a day off for your birthday, with the ability to buy and sell and free credit checks. We also offer flexible benefits ranging from cycle to work, discounted travel options, gym membership, dining and leisure discounts, financial & savings plans, mobile discounts plus much more!

We also support personal development and have a range of learning options including our global online learning platform and allow you to bring your whole self to work supported by our Inclusion and Diversity, Wellbeing and Employee Engagement forums. 
Are you ready to power your possible?  Apply today, and get started on a path toward an exciting new career at Equifax, where you can make a difference!
Equifax is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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