Fortress Information Security

  • Sr Security Risk Associate

    Job Locations US-VA-Reston
    Posted Date 4 months ago(1/10/2018 12:05 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Cyber Security
    Contract to Permanent (Full Time)
  • Overview

    At Fortress, we go beyond our clients’ traditional perimeter by applying our risk mitigation technology platform — powered by security researchers, engineers, consultants, analysts and legal experts. When you engage Fortress to secure your internet, you are unleashing a multifaceted team of experts who are ready to Understand, Visualize, and Identify Risks in your perimeter. Fortress partners with clients, addressing their most complex cyber-vulnerability questions and boosting their overall security resilience.


    The Sr Risk Associate will work with Management, Corporate Information Security, Privacy and Legal Counsel, Procurement and Contract Managers, Compliance, and Business Owners to develop and maintain an internal service model that informs the business of key risks in a timely manner so as to limit unnecessary impediments and avoid bureaucracy.


    In addition, the Sr Risk Associate will:

    • Conduct third party risk assessments, applying established criteria
    • Collaborate with internal partners and third parties to mitigate and otherwise resolve third party risks
    • Consistently deliver on commitments, deadlines and objectives while remaining in scope and leveraging appropriate tools, methods, frameworks, and professional standards
    • Demonstrate consistent credibility with business partners and leadership while recommending initiatives, identifying gaps, and potential issues
    • Continuously demonstrate the ability to work independently while representing the services of the department with the highest level of professionalism
    • Identify opportunities to create additional value for internal customers and partners through continuous improvement
    • Demonstrate the ability to appropriately influence business decisions, and the professional judgment for selecting the appropriate methods and techniques to do so
    • Execute assigned tasks and responsibilities while ensuring timely completion and a professional work product


    Must haves:


    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • 2-4 years of experience specialized in operational risk management, information security, crisis management, security standards/ assessments, risk management, primarily in financial services, energy, and/or healthcare industries
    • Solid background both educationally and/or professional experience in business operations, project/program management, finance, accounting, risk management, business analytics, or similar
    • Demonstrated abilities in problem-solving and analysis: identifies issues, analyzes information to assess root cause and relationships, risks, and potential risk responses.  Proven ability to synthesize and summarize complex data into concise recommendations and reports
    • Demonstrated strong business writing and professional oral communication skills.
    • A proven ability to balance multiple priorities, adapt to a constantly changing business environment, work independently, drive projects to completion, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment—with only periodic supervision
    • Ability to work collaboratively and manage and initiate effective cross-functional relationships
    • Strong computer skills, including MS Office and Google products (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, GMail) and other business software to prepare reports, memos, summaries, and analyses.
    • Understanding of compliance, fraud, risk mitigation, methodologies to enhance business operational efficiencies.
    • Certification in risk management a plus. (CTPRP, CRISC, CISA, CISSP)


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