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IT Security Compliance Analyst

Messina Group, Inc Rosemont Full-Time
$95,000.00 - $100,000.00 / year
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Messina Group seeks an IT Security Compliance Analyst for our Client in Rosemont, IL, this is a direct hire position.
The IT Security Compliance Analyst will identify, assess, and govern security risks of the business, it’s related products, processes, and organizations.  This individual will govern compliance across the organization, from implementing security frameworks to auditing and ensuring compliance of those frameworks. This role is also responsible for managing risk specific to external entities, especially those who will be processing data and hosting critical services on behalf of the business.  Key relationships will include working in alignment with IT and business peers to understand requirements and goals in order to properly manage risks specific to those endeavors. The goal of the IT Security Compliance Analyst is to establish a risk management competency that will allow our Client to meet their business needs while ensuring adequate risk management across the enterprise and for their customers.

  • Analyze enterprise business context (trends and business strategy) to derive enterprise risks
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of company’s strategic business plans
  • Provide risk management direction and assistance to IT, security, and business peers
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of company’s existing IT, security, and product technology portfolio
  • Analyze industry and market trends regarding cyber risk as well as regulations, and determine their potential impact on the enterprise
  • Develop and manage a risk management plan, document necessary risk rating and mitigation work
  • Communicate the enterprise risks, plans to mitigate them, and on-going results
  • Oversee and facilitate the risk assessment and subsequent approvals of engaging external vendors, the technologies they use, and data they will transact
  • Design, develop, and aid in the implementation of a risk management platform
  • Collaborate with end users and business management to assess risk for complex systems development and gain buy-in for ongoing risk management plans
  • Review new and existing projects, systems designs, and procurement/outsourcing plans for compliance with policies and standards
  • Provide leadership for all auditing initiatives


  • Bachelor’s Degree in MIS or Computer Science preferred, or relevant concentration, with 2-3 years of experience; or 3 to 4 years relevant and equivalent business or IT experience.
  • 2 or more years of experience in roles governing risks at an enterprise level as well as audit and compliance experience
  • CISSP, CISM, CISA, and/or CRISC certifications are preferred
  • Extensive experience with developing and tracking key risk indicators, vulnerability management, and external risk assessments
  • Expert knowledge of frameworks including NIST, PCI, ISO, CIS, and SANS
  • Good knowledge of applicable data privacy practices, regulations, and laws including GDPR, Privacy Shield, and the like
  • Solid grounding in core IT functions including endpoint, messaging, identity management, networking, service management, and cloud
  • Exceptional analytical, conceptual and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to work in teams
  • Strong communication (both written and verbal) skills; English speaking
  • Exceptional understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives
  • Strong background in the development of processes and documentation is required
  • Solid grounding in core cyber security concepts including incident response


      Status: Direct Hire

      Location: Rosemont, IL

      Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship, which specifically includes U.S. Citizens or permanent residents with a Green Card

      No Corp to Corp

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