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IT Security Specialist

Quest Diagnostics Shawnee Full-Time
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Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope. 

As an IT Security Specialist you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you will have the opportunity to collaborate and affect change while expanding your leadership skills and technical knowledge. You can make a real impact in a market that is growing and developing.

This professional can be located on-site in Lenexa, KS; Dallas, TX; Secaucus, NJ or Collegeville, PA.

IT Security Specialist – the role:

The IT Security Specialist will be responsible for regulatory oversite of IT security policy and standards, guidelines, presentations and communications, technology policy and standards development, IT control management updates and facilitation within internal departments.

Job responsibilities:

  • Serve as the Payment Card Industry compliance subject matter expert for the organization

  • Manage overall compliance to the PCI-DSS for the organization, function as the SME for PCI related project tasks, and manage the annual audit

  • Lead meetings, chair conference calls, action follow-ups, and proactively interact with internal clients to move projects or remediation tasks forward to ultimate completion

  • Provide advisory and input on security architecture with regards to PCI compliance, Cyber Security

  • Management of the annual SOC 2 audits, management of the policy exception process and managing evolving compliance requirements to application state, federal and international regulations

  • Conduct various information security and compliance assessments or analyses, and provide advice and consultation (e.g. Regulatory Compliance,  Framework or Regulatory Gap Analysis, etc.)

To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • 8+  years working in Information Technology or IT Security

  • 3+  years of experience working with the PCI Data Security Standards or as a PCI ISA / QSA.  

  • 1-2 years of experience with other industry best practices and regulatory requirements i.e. SOC 2, HIPAA, NIST, ISO, ITIL, SOX, DoD

  • Technical understanding of network architecture, operating systems (i.e. Unix, Linux, Windows, VMS, CISCO IOS, Oracle, SQL Server), cloud  computing, virtual network hardware, VPNS, firewalls, intrusion detection, log monitoring and analysis, antivirus, network and host based vulnerability scanning and software development life-cycle standards

  • Experience with industry best practices and standards such as NIST, CIS, SOC 2, etc.

  • Reasonable understanding of application architecture and secure coding techniques,  server virtualization technologies, including AIX, ZOS, and SAN storage systems

  • Security related certification – CISSP

  • Other security related certifications (e.g. CISA, CISM, SSCP, GIAC, etc) preferred

  • Demonstrated ability with oral and written communication at all levels, both within the organization and with external partners and vendors

  • Excellent customer services skills 

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Security, or equivalent education and experience

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Join us for competitive benefits and development opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment. Help us improve our service, and the experiences of our patients and colleagues. Work with us and together we can be better.

Your Quest career. Seek it out.

All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity or Citizenship.


Skills required

Intrusion Detection And Prevention
Security Policies
Microsoft Antivirus
Network Security
Computer Security
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Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our 46,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives.

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