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Zurich NA Senior Information Security Technical Consultant in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Senior Information Security Technical Consultant


Zurich North America is currently hiring an Information Security Technical Consultant and this person can be remote.

Our Senior Information Security Technical Consultants manage information security, IT and compliance risks, to support Zurich's business goals. We are also charged with being cyber and IT security ambassadors across our organisation. Reporting to the Global Assessment team within Information Security Governance, this is a lead role in managing and performing information security assessments for high impact IT services being delivered to Zurich. You will deliver key governance, compliance and risk enforcement messages to our key vendors and within the organization and work with our key vendors to assess their IT controls, commitment to their compliance and security obligations, and manage next steps. You will work with our security, compliance, legal, risk and procurement professionals to enforce compliance and escalate issues. You will be the voice of Zurich and Farmers to our key vendors and continuously improve and refine our processes and tools. You will report progress against milestones, risks and issues to the Head of Global Security Assessments.

Job Summary:

  • Consultancy on projects and services for effective risk mitigation and control implementation

  • Apply and support IT security, risk and compliance technologies

  • Review and support requests for vendor security due diligence assessments

  • Assist with complex projects to identify business and technical security requirements, design security controls and test their effectiveness

  • Assess operational risks and perform IT risk assessments within the organization

  • Assist coordination and implementation of appropriate IT governance, metrics collection, and reporting capabilities

  • Enable compliance with IT-related policies and regulatory requirements; develop and support plans to remediate compliance gaps

  • Track timely closure of identified control gaps and support action owners during issue remediation

  • Provide input to improve efficiency and effectiveness of IT Security Governance Services and Group Information Security processes

  • Deputize for the Head of Global Security Assessments

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree and 5 or more years of experience in the information technology area OR

  • Zurich Certified Apprentice, including Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Information Security area OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the information technology area AND

  • IT Governance experience

  • Project management experience

  • Experience with software development lifecycle process

  • Experience in Information Security and User Experience Design

  • MS Office experience

  • Experience with O365 SharePoint / Teams

  • Technical Writing skills

  • Knowledge of private/public cloud services, concepts of cloud security of ZERO trust

  • Experience with Remedy and Service Now technology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience of providing consultancy support to projects or business team, or of operating within an associated field such as IT, information security, risk and/or compliance

  • Minimum 5 years professional experience including 2+ years IT security / cyber

  • Security and data protection accreditations (such as CISA, CISM, CISSP, ISO27001, GDPR etc) would be an advantage

  • Knowledge of information and/or IT risk management standards and disciplines would be an advantage; particularly control frameworks such as ISO 27000 series, NIST's Cybersecurity Framework and SANS Critical Security Controls

  • Experience of assessing Cloud infrastructure

  • Experience of implementing and auditing Information Security Management Systems

  • Ability to understand and interpret IT architectural diagrams/data flow diagrams

  • Experience with Security Assessments and assessing Cloud infrastructure

  • Excellent communication skills, being able to take part in meetings and provide expert advice

  • Good listening and questioning skills

  • Proven ability to succeed in collaborative work environments and build relationships

A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Location(s): AM - Remote Work (US)

Remote Working: Yes

Schedule: Full Time

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