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Robert Half Cybersecurity Sr. Specialist in Waukegan, Illinois


Robert Half is excited to announce a Cybersecurity Sr. Specialist: This role is crucial for supporting cybersecurity operations, focusing on designing, developing, or recommending secure technical solutions. The goal is to ensure operational viability, efficiency, and the protection of organizational systems and information.

Key Responsibilities:

· Develop a risk-based cybersecurity program aligned with regulatory requirements and industry-leading practices.

· Perform threat identification and mitigation using industry-leading security controls and toolsets.

· Advance the company's cyber threat and vulnerability management program for consistent identification, analysis, response, and monitoring.

· Assess threats and deploy countermeasures, collaborating with business units, application development teams, and third-party vendors.

· Apply technical knowledge to protect the company against cyber threats using firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, data loss prevention solutions, endpoint protections, and log aggregation technology.

· Facilitate cross-team coordination to achieve defined security goals and meet technical requirements for detailed implementation plans.

· Manage security projects to ensure timely, on-budget, and effective implementation of cybersecurity improvements with validation methods for measuring effectiveness.

· Perform assessments of cybersecurity incidents to identify root causes, respond, and recover the environment.

· Develop strategies, policies, and standards to protect company information and technology assets.

· Manage capital and operational expense budgets for accurate forecasting and administration.



· At least 5 years of experience; typically, 7 plus years are preferred.

· Expertise in implementing industry standards such as ISO 27001/2, SOC 2, HITRUST, and FedRAMP Information Security standards.

· Experience with Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) toolsets.

· Possession of CISSP certification (or similar) and knowledge of national and international regulatory compliances and frameworks such as ISO, SOX, BASEL II, EU DPD, HIPAA, and PCI DSS.

  • · Additional Information: The Cybersecurity Sr. Specialist will implement SIEM technology globally, following established processes and procedures to meet regulatory compliance requirements. They will facilitate cross-team coordination to achieve security goals and meet technical requirements for detailed implementation plans in support of security projects. Required skills include at least 2 years of Splunk platform management, at least 1 year of Splunk Cloud experience, working knowledge of Linux and Python, and Service Now experience is a plus.

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