Cyber Security Controls Assessor

San Francisco, CA 94105

Posted: 08/07/2019 Employment Type: 9+ Month Contract Job Category: Information Technology Job Number: 13900
Blackstone Technology Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Cyber Security Controls Assessor to join our team at our client s site in San Francisco, CA.


Perform multi-platform (application, database, operating system, middleware, monitoring tools, and business processes) level assessments based on predefined test objectives and test plans. Perform retest of controls that have been remediated or updated as a result of previously identified deficiencies.

Obtain, review, and interpret evidence provided to validate controls are performed effectively.

Prepare, plan, conduct, and report IT Compliance assessments on data privacy in accordance with industry best practices and established regulatory standards (e.g. NIST SP800-53) Develop test procedures and/or document recommendations for test plan modifications that improve validation of control objectives.

Obtain, review, and interpret organizational IT policies, standards, and procedures to identify control points that would assist in mitigating risk to the business.

Review test results or interpret evidence for vulnerabilities, gaps, or control deficiencies; work with stakeholders to establish plans for sustainable resolution.

Identify risks associated with control failures and support the identification of mitigating controls.

Analyze emerging legislation or changes to data privacy regulations, and contribute to the development/refinement of data privacy strategy.

Engage management in discussion about creative, efficient, and effective was to improve internal data privacy control environment.

Partner with control owners to ensure control documentation is updated periodically to reflect current control environment and company standards. Capture and report metrics for services and activities delivered to customers and/or as part of internal initiatives.

Serve as the point of contact for IT data privacy and compliance issues.

Work closely with business partners to align overlapping data privacy efforts, and eliminate redundant work.

Perform other tasks as necessary to ensure IT Compliance meets its commitments to customers.

Provide consultative direction to, and review the quality of deliverables prepared by less experienced team members.

Support activities to strengthen the IT Compliance Program.

Support the IT Compliance leaders on IT Compliance Program Maturity as needed



BA/BS in Computer Science, Business, or equivalent experience

5 years IT experience, to include experience with regulatory requirements such as California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), HIPPA, SOX IT GCC, FCC, FERC, NERC, NERC CIP

3 years compliance, security, and/or risk management experience

Minimum Required

License/Certification: At least one existing certification from the following list, which must be currently maintained and valid.

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC)

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Desired Experience:

Utility Industry Experience

Big 4 experience

Experience with Data Privacy regulation assessment, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) v5, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), or National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP800-53 security controls catalog

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

Microsoft Certified Professional/Security Engineer (MCP, MCSE)

Cisco Certified Network Associate/Professional (CCNA, CCNP)

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Strong oral and written communication skills

Strong analytical skills

Solid understanding of network and systems security, system and network configuration, and application security Solid understanding of general computing controls (GCCs)

Able to identify complex control gaps

Solid understanding of generally applicable and accepted auditing standards and framework (e.g. COBIT) and best practices for IT services management (e.g., ITIL), government guidelines and laws (e.g. Sarbanes Oxley Act, NERC/CIP)

Excellent planning, organizational, and project management skills

Able to multi-task projects or assessments

Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment

Ability to mentor and review work products of less experienced staff

Detail oriented

Background in process development and process improvement

Blackstone is a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone was founded in 1998, and has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities
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