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IT Agency Risk & Control Analyst at Guardian Life Insruance

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania





Job Description:

About Guardian Every day, Guardian provides Americans the security they deserve through our insurance and wealth management products and services. Since our founding in 1860, our long-term view has helped our customers prepare for whatever life brings whether starting a family, planning for the future or taking care of employees. Today, we're a Fortune 250 mutual company and a leading provider of life, disability, dental, and other benefits for individuals, at the workplace and through government sponsored programs. The Guardian community of 9,500 employees and our network of over 2,700 financial representatives is committed to serving with expertise when, where and how our clients need us. Our commitments rest on a strong financial foundation, which at year-end 2018 included $8.5 billion in capital and $1.6 billion in operating income. For more information, please visit guardianlife.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Guardian® is a registered trademark of the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.

Position Objective

Are you interested in joining a group of highly professional, motivated individuals focused on risk management and information security? Do you desire to join an organization where "People Count" and where "We Do the Right Thing"?

Guardian is seeking an outgoing, well-spoken professional for our IT Agency Risk and Control Analyst position. In this role, you will assess cyber risk and controls used to protect and secure confidential data, validate these controls to ensure their compliance with existing policies, and monitor the remediation of any deficiencies.

Your Responsibilities


  • Provide guidance around the Agency Security Policy and Implementation Standards (APIS), general controls and technical/operational solutions focused on the protection of client and Guardian confidential data.

  • Monitor and validate Agency controls and compliance with ASPIS including policies, processes, procedures, organizational structures, software/hardware functions and third-party relationships.

  • Ensure technical/security controls and the overall compliance with Guardian ASPIS and Regulatory requirements.

  • Lead all facets of the control process including documentation, tracking, validation of key controls implemented by the Agency and their technical/cyber support team.

  • Assess and validate the risk assessment process conducted by Agencies or their contracted assessment firms.

  • Review High/Medium risks and propose remediation efforts which align with ASPIS and are completed in a timely manner.

  • Lead Agency and Home Office efforts and answer questions regarding our Agency Cybersecurity program, projects and tracking.

  • Collaborate and share information across different Guardian assurance groups, (i.e. Agency Audit, Branch Examiners) to create efficiencies, eliminate redundancies and minimize disruption to our Agencies.

To achieve these objectives, you will effectively work with resources within our IT (information security) organization, our compliance partners and Guardian Agencies.

Your Major Opportunities and Decisions


  • You will ensure proper Agency controls are in place based on policies, regulations and standard methodologies.

  • You'll review Agency risk assessment to ensure our process is comprehensive, high quality and includes documented evidence of controls.

  • You will review our remediation plans for ASPIS alignment and ensure timely completion.

  • Engage and influence Agency leadership and IT management on any significant risks, control issues or the quality of our risk assessment process.

  • Use resources across IT, business areas and offshore partners.

Your Leadership Team

As t he IT Agency Risk & Control Analyst, you will report to the Assistant Vice President, Agency Information Security Governance who reports to the Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer. Your Leadership Behaviors


  • You will build effective working relationships and work to include others.

  • You demonstrate integrity & a customer service mindset.

  • You actively listen to what customers (end users/sponsors/partners) have to say & follow through on inquiries, requests and complaints.

Your Education
  • You hold a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems Administration or an alternative technology related field.
Your Experience

  • You have a minimum of three years of experience in IT risk assessment, including networks and operating systems, application support, IT General Controls and IT Application controls.

  • You have demonstrated expertise with IT processes, controls and standard methodologies

  • You have familiarity with US Internal Controls frameworks including Committee of Sponsoring Organizations, Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Model Audit Rule.

  • You are proficient in identifying and evaluating complex business and technology risks, internal controls to mitigate risks and related opportunities for improving automated/IT controls.

  • You have strong oral and written communication skills and the confidence to work with business, compliance, and IT leadership within Guardian's Agencies.

  • You're an independent self-starter, with a good work ethic, high degree of motivation, proven dedication to partnership, and integrity within a professional environment.

Your Skills

  • You possess strong Microsoft Excel skills.

  • You are familiar with Windows (Active Directory) and user access/groups /permissions.

  • You analyze, build matrices, and update data from reports.


Location
  • Bethlehem PA/work from home in the Bethlehem PA area.

Travel
  • Up to 30% travel between Guardian sites in NYC, Bethlehem PA and Holmdel NJ as well as our Guardian Agencies across the United States.
Benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans with no wait period

  • Competitive compensation package

  • 401k with company match

  • Attractive Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Life and disability insurance

  • Tuition assistance program

  • Wellness discounts

Philanthropic Opportunities

  • Social responsibility is part of our mission. It stems from our corporate values of putting people first, doing the right thing, and holding ourselves to high standards.

  • As a company and as employees, we are engaged in a variety of initiatives such as volunteering within our local communities, educational alliances with colleges, focusing on sustainability, and promoting diversity and inclusion.


About Guardian

Every day, Guardian provides Americans the security they deserve through our insurance and wealth management products and services. Since our founding in 1860, our long-term view has helped our customers prepare for whatever life brings whether starting a family, planning for the future or taking care of employees. Today, we're a Fortune 250 mutual company and a leading provider of life, disability, dental, and other benefits for individuals, at the workplace and through government sponsored programs. The Guardian community of 9,500 employees and our network of over 2,700 financial representatives is committed to serving with expertise when, where and how our clients need us. Our commitments rest on a strong financial foundation, which at year-end 2018 included $8.5 billion in capital and $1.6 billion in operating income. For more information, please visit guardianlife.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Guardian® is a registered trademark of the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. Guardian2019