JVT Advisors

Security Analyst

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Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142
Employment Type: Contract

Job Description

Contract Length:  6 months


Job Summary:  The security analyst is responsible for analyzing an enterprise's information security environment and proposed technologies and recommending security measures to safeguard its valuable information assets.



  • Work with the business units and with other risk functions to identify security requirements, using methods that may include risk and business impact assessments.
  • 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.
  • Collaborates on critical IT projects to ensure that security issues are addressed throughout the project life cycle; evaluates vendors on their security controls and security technology choices.
  • Works with IT department and members of the information security team to identify, select and implement technical controls.



  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of information risk concepts and principles as a means of relating business needs to security controls.
  • Experience with common information security management frameworks, including National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) framework.
  • Proficiency in performing risk, business impact, control and vulnerability assessments.
  • Excellent technical knowledge of a wide range of security technologies, such as network security appliances, identity and access management (IAM) systems, anti-malware solutions, automated policy compliance and desktop security tools, as well as mainstream operating systems (for example, Microsoft Windows and Sun.

Christian Griffith


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