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Information Security Officer - Government at Equifax in Reston, Virginia

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Who is Equifax?

Equifax is a global information solutions company that uses trusted unique data, creative analytics, technology and industry expertise to power organizations and individuals around the world by transforming knowledge into insights that help make more informed business and personal decisions. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our people makes a difference in our business. We are looking for individuals who can help us disrupt the marketplace. You will do this by delivering leading-edge technology to build and deliver unparalleled customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers.

Your Focus:

You will be the main point of contact for the assigned BUSINESS UNIT/COE and support the implementation of the Information Security program. You will provide advice and oversight to ensure that Information Security policy is complied with for processes and systems used by Business Unit or COE. You will assist with improving the information security posture with respect to delivering services to customers and consumer with the Business Unit/COE for understanding the key assets and processes, identifying risks and controls, evaluating risk, and suggesting incremental controls or risk mitigation strategies where necessary. You will provide consultative guidance with the goal of ensuring that policies and standards are adhered to and incorporated into the systems and processes utilized. You will work closely with all areas of Global Security and champions security initiatives that support both the Security Program and Business Unit or COE strategies.

Your Daily Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain in depth understanding of Business Unit / COE processes, systems, technologies, data, customers, consumers, partners

  • Act as the primary local security contact / adviser for the SVP/General Manager and their IT, Architecture, Operations, HR, Finance, Legal and other local personnel

  • Partner with local Compliance, HR, Legal, IT resources to achieve effective working relationships that can further the effectiveness of the Security program

  • Implement the Information Security Management System across the assigned Business Unit and/or COE as well as BU-specific security initiatives

  • Communicate, oversee and carryout technical implementations of security solutions required to meet business objectives

  • Identify nonconformity and areas of potential improvement and facilitate development of pragmatic solutions to address issues, utilizing the security assessments and observations processes

  • Engage with clients and customers as needed to assist the business to achieve its objectives with pre and post sales activities (e.g. explain our security program, support external audits, support bids/RFP process, assist in customer communication of security incident, etc.)

  • Participate in BU related conferences, client facing engagement, industry forums to represent the Security program

  • Provide regular and timely reporting on the status of information security across the BU / COE

  • Provide workflow path for security issues, incidents and inquiries

  • Work with Incident Response and Crisis Management teams to effectively incidents to acceptable resolution; assist with investigations as needed

  • Advise Security Leadership in decision-making for and affecting the assigned BU/COE

Qualifications Needed for Success:

  • Must have experience working with government agencies

  • Superb communication/presentation skills

  • Ability to translate technical/security issues to business users

  • Ability to independently influence others in order to achieve objectives

  • Self-motivated, willingness to take on challenges and adaptability to change and manage changing priorities

  • A solid understanding of security standard methodologies and international standards such as ISO2700 and PCI DSS

  • Good understanding of technical security controls and secure coding standards

  • Security Training and Awareness, Security Governance, and Security Incident Management knowledge & experience

  • Demonstrable experience of driving operational implementation of policies and processes across business units

  • Knowledge and experience of Information Security Risk and Security governance

  • Understanding of risks in banking/ financial services sector will be an added advantage

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • 3 - 5 years of security experience

  • Experience working in matrix environment with globally diverse team members

  • Regularly makes decisions that is guided by policies, procedures and/or guidelines, applies discretion appropriately

  • Works under general supervision

  • CISSP, CISM or related certification is a strong plus

Personal Qualities that Make You an Astounding Match:

  • Thoughtful and deliberate approach to problem solving

  • Good judgment and integrity, follow through on commitments

  • Great teammate and collaborator, commits to success of others.

  • Pitches in where necessary to support team success

  • Exhibits self-motivation, driven to achieve excellence

  • Results Focused. Focuses on the critical objectives that add the most value and delivers results that meet or exceed expectations

  • Relentlessly seeks, shares and adopts ideas and standard methodologies in and outside the company and embraces change introduced by others

  • Process driven, eye for detail

What Else?

We offer an excellent compensation package with, high-reaching market salaries.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

To speak to us about this role in more detail apply online.


Primary Location:



Function - Security Governance and Compliance


Full time