Sr Specialist, Information Security

Less than 5 years experience  •  Insurance

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/10/17
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/10/17

About the position

Prudential's Retirement Services Technology group is seeking a talented Sr Specialist, Information Security to join their team.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Independently acts as a security consultant and leads information security aspects of projects for major business and technology initiatives
  • Performs information securityrisk assessments including application security assessments, privileged access reviews, and vendor reviews
  • Reviews the development, testing and implementation of security products and control techniques
  • Provides support for system and data access controls including Identity and Access Management, Role Based Access Control, and Security Administration
  • Develops and performs security compliance monitoring procedures
  • Provides technical expertise and support to potential and existing clients
  • Develops and implements security awareness programs
  • Investigates and recommends appropriate corrective actions for data security incidents
  • Understands SDLC methodologies and how to incorporate security controls
  • Maintains an awareness of existing and proposed security standard setting groups, State and Federal legislation and regulations pertaining to information security
  • Identifies regulatory changes that will affect information security policies, standards and procedures and recommends appropriate changes
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; able to provide skills/knowledge transfer, motivation and mentoring
  • Solves complex problems using innovative solutions
  • Supports the Business Information Security Officer and Information Security Manager
  • Partners closely with Corporate Information Security Office, Business Continuation, Vendor Governance, Information Technology, Risk, Audit, and Privacy Officer to ensure the appropriate solutions are provided to business partners
  • Collaborates with other Information Security personnel across the organization to develop and implement security policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines for multiple platforms and diverse systems environments
  • Performs related duties as assigned or requested, including implementation of capacity planning, metrics and information security process improvements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Security or related field; or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of experience in Information Security or related position
  • Strong knowledge of information security industry standards and regulations
  • Information security certification(s) (CISSP, CISM, etc.) a plus
  • Knowledge of computer networking, operating systems, application development, and information security tools
  • Prior experience planning and leading projects
  • Able to work independently with minimal guidance and act as coach to other team members
  • Risk based decision maker; able to balance business needs with security of data
  • Well-versed in corporate Information Security standards and policies
  • Ability to develop a strong network and collaborate across business units and corporate functions
  • Strong oral, written, and presentation communication skills; able to communicate with all levels within the organization
  • Prior experience in implementing capacity planning, workflow, and other metrics a plus
  • Willingness and ability to travel approx. 10% of the time to alternate locations


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