JVT Advisors

Risk and Security Analyst

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Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142
Employment Type: Contract

Job Description

Sr. Security Analyst (Risk/Privacy Assessments)

Contract Length: 6+months (very likely to extend)

Job Summary

Join an exciting biotech/pharma company assisting the security team analyzing risk and privacy gaps that will expose data and information, especially when partnering with 3rd party vendors. Must have experience with privacy/risk/vulnerability assessments.


  • Analyzing an enterprise's information security environment and proposed technologies and recommending security measures to safeguard its valuable information assets.
  • This means understanding the business requirements for security and how best to meet those requirements. 
  • Be a senior member of the information security team and work closely with the other team members to identify, select and implement technical controls
  • Develop strategies and plans to achieve security requirements and address identified risks
  • Plays an advisory role in application development or acquisition projects, to assess security requirements and controls and ensure that security controls are implemented as planned
  • Performs control and vulnerability assessments to identify control weaknesses and assess the effectiveness of existing controls, and recommends remedial action
  • Reports to management concerning residual risk, vulnerabilities and other security exposures, including misuse of information assets and noncompliance


  • Must have experience with privacy/risk/vulnerability assessments.
  • Experience with common information security management frameworks, including NIST framework
  • Proficiency in the use of various tools and techniques, including risk, business impact, control and technical or vulnerability assessments, used to identify business needs and determine control requirements. 
  • An up-to-date understanding of the latest security threats, trends and technologies.
  • Can evaluate systems and vendors from a technical perspective not just a GRC/ security program perspective


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