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EY Information Security Audit Analyst - Government and Public Sector in Albany, New York

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From strategy to execution, the Government & Public Sector (GPS) practice of Ernst & Young LLP provides a full range of consulting and audit services to help our Federal, State, Local and Education clients implement new ideas to help achieve their mission outcomes. We deliver real change and measurable results through our diverse, high-performing teams, quality work at the highest professional standards, operational know-how from across our global organization, and creative and bold ideas that drive innovation. We enable our government clients to achieve their mission of protecting the nation and serving the people; increasing public safety; improving healthcare for our military, veterans, and citizens; delivering essential public services and helping those in need. EY is ready to help our government build a better working world. 

Our GPS Technology Organization is a structure within the US GPS practice that implements and maintains a new operate and technology model designed specifically to support U.S. Defense and Government engagements.

The opportunity

This is a remote opportunity that can be performed within Continental United States.

The primary function of the Information Security Audit Analyst is to liaise with external auditors to facilitate the audit for the US Government & Public Sector (GPS) Technology Enclave group.

You will work to help coordinate audits to be executed with internal and external groups and ensure successful delivery of audit materials, in line with agreed methodology and guidelines. You will also work with the team for coordinating pre-assessments, evaluating, and advising leadership on the readiness for the commencing of external audits, and coordinating all activities related to the audits such as document requests, evidence collection, and liaising with the external auditors and internal departments involved in the audits.

Your key responsibilities

  • Will help with the coordination of:

  • Information Security audits that will vary in level of complexity from simple to potentially complex

  • Internal Audits for the US GPS Technology Enclave group.

  • Internal pre-assessments in preparation for external audits and certifications

  • Establish and report on metrics to gauge on audit program effectiveness, audit readiness, and key risk areas that could impede successful external audits

  • Identify risks and escalate potential project issues to management as required

  • Recommend and implement process improvement strategies

  • Monitor remediation activities in-scope for external audits

  • Work team to setup audit scheduling, evidence gathering, audit interviews and remediation

Skills and attributes for success

  • Experience in managing information security projects

  • Good time management, interpersonal, communication, organizational, and decision-making skills

  • Strong problem-solving, communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills who is:

  • Detail-oriented

  • Able to adapt to changing requirements

  • Able to manage multiple tasks and assignments

  • Accountable

  • Excellent organization skills

  • Able to work effectively (independently or within teams) across functional areas in a professional and collaborative environment

  • Knowledge and experience in any of the following is desired: - applying auditing standards, principles, and appropriate methods in analyzing processes and evaluating internal management controls - applying techniques of interviewing, elicitation, and debriefing in a systematic manner

  • Obtaining, evaluating, organizing, and maintaining information

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • A Bachelors Degree in a field closely related to data management, information security, computer science, or finance or equivalent work experience

  • Experience with performing or being involved with security audits

  • Three or more years of experience in Information Security

  • Experience with NIST SP 800-171, NIST SP 800-53, or other Government frameworks

  • Understanding of assurance audits, certifications, and NIST frameworks

  • Working knowledge regarding Network and Application Penetration testing and experience in communicating vulnerabilities to technical and non-technical audiences

  • Maintain awareness of the current security threat landscape

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret Security Clearance

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • One of the following or equivalent certifications: CISSP, Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) in related area, CompTIA Security+ certification, Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center (DIBCAC) Certification, or other equivalent certification.

What we look for

  • Good judgement, tact, and critical thinking ability

  • The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continuous learning

What we offer

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $87,200 to $158,200. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $104,600 to $179,800. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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