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New York Power Authority Cyber Security Program Lead in White Plains, New York

Summary

Ensure the development, implementation and refinement of security policies, procedures and programs to protect the New York Power Authority’s Information Technology cyber assets which include, but are not limited to, computers, networks, telecommunication equipment, data centers, firewalls, etc.

Responsibilities

  • This position involves planning and security design recommendations to maintain and improve security architecture.

  • Analyze existing Security Architecture with a view for identifying design improvements, finding gap areas, and improving on areas of potential vulnerability.

  • Deep knowledge of Cyber Security design principles, accepted standards, and mitigating controls. Must understand how auditing fits into documentation of cyber controls.

  • This position may involve essential duties and responsibilities that must continue to be performed during crisis situations and contingency operations, which may necessitate extended hours of work.

  • Responsible for working in both classified and unclassified intelligence sharing environment. Will be sharing technical intelligence information with CIS staff and NYPA staff.

  • Work on classified and unclassified analytical projects and products, such as NMAP, Nessus, Excel reporting.

  • Report on cyber issues to a variety of governmental and private sector partners.

  • Draft white papers and intelligence reports on emerging cybersecurity issues, threats and trends.

  • Perform basic analysis raw, primary and secondary data derived from various sources.

  • Assist in providing threat and vulnerability analysis as well as security advisory services.

  • Investigate, document and report on information security issues and emerging trends.

  • Integrate and share information with other analysts and other teams.

  • Assist in the analysis and response to previously undisclosed hardware and software vulnerabilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of cyber security policies and practices found throughout both the public and private sectors.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and Some familiarity with electric utility business and operating functions.

  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills and practical cyber security experience.

  • Ability to provide cyber security technical guidance both within IT and NYPA’s other groups and effectively communicate project needs and requirements.

  • Ability to address site and corporate management regarding cyber security requirements.

  • Ability to lead efforts with other support personnel in completing assignments.

  • Willing to respond to Cyber Security alerts and communicate during off-hours.

  • Ability to lead in providing documentation and training on software and procedures used in Cyber Security to other groups as needed.

  • Capable of understanding and communicating complex IT security and policy planning requirements.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science/engineering or related technical or business discipline. MUST have CISSP or CISM certification, or equivalent. High competency in Cisco networks, checkpoint firewalls, cisco routers and Microsoft OS environments is essential.

  • Minimum 6 years quality experience, including at least 5 years in cyber security.

  • Military Intelligence, Cyber Forensics and Threat Hunting experience preferred.

  • Experience with and knowledge of basic communications concepts.

Physical Requirements

May be required to respond Cyber Security alerts and communicate during off hours.

The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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