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It Security Specialist Atlanta, GA

SUMMARY:

  • Respected security specialist with a passion and talent for aligning security goals, plans, controls, processes and procedures with security standards and operational goals. Project leader with proven experience directing all phases of complex projects while managing, motivating and mentoring global team members.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

IT Security Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Manage over 50 manual security control processes to assist in execution of the compliance plan to prepare & deliver evidence for quarterly compliance efforts as well as for HITRUST,HIPPA, SOC2 and SOX initiatives.
  • Responsible for ensuring the organization understands the security controls and adheres to HIPPA, SOC2, and SOX standards
  • Act as a liaison between IT and internal audit to ensure compliance efforts are achieved and team are ready for audit.
  • Partner with Business leaders and technical staff to ensure proper security practices are being established and followed.
  • Work with team members to develop a Compliance Program and control plan.
  • Responsible for ensuring that communication between IT Security and Compliance and the business is clear and concise and to act as a mediator when needed.

Confidential, Alpharetta, GA

Project Manager/Security Control Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinated all compliance and security related activities for Confidential ’s largest business unit, and was identified as the Compliance SME for all teams in United States.
  • Performed Compliance Scoping Assessments, evidence collection, and remediation activates for over 47 teams before and after breach.
  • Performed discovery assessments on over 100 teams and assisted USIS with removing cardholder scope for over 50%.
  • Identified and consulted appropriate stakeholders ranging from technical SMEs to senior management to represent application teams during audit and compliance readiness.
  • Participated in implementing new security initiatives post breach including Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Separation of Duties (Access Management) File Integrity Monitoring (FIM), Asset inventory/Configuration Management, and Vulnerability Management.

Project Manager/Security Control Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborated with corporate and security governance teams to ensure security was properly considered on all new application development and that consistency and compliance existed among team strategies and standards.
  • Represented USIS Business Unit at Operating and Steering Committee Meetings to provide status and reports on compliance readiness.
  • Provided advice and counsel to leadership and application teams regarding key issues that could be impacted by regulation or security issues. Execution of these plans led to a 50% reduction of risk and provided a right to compliance accreditation on schedule.

Confidential, Alpharetta, GA

Lead Business Systems Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Key player in requirement elicitation, stakeholder identification, and plan for $17M locker solution project that will reduce risk and increase customer flexibility for its supply chain.
  • Proposed business improvement strategies to track requirement changes, timeline analysis, and implementation of lessons learned.
  • Defined and elicited requirements for documenting the Business requirements (BRD) and Functional Requirements (FRD) documents that were understandable, unambiguous and capable of being implemented and tested.

Confidential, Duluth, GA

Business Analyst/Product Owner

Responsibilities:

  • Traveled 80% with Advanced Marketing Solution team to evaluate requirements from multiple dispersed sources, reconciled conflicts, and translated high - level information into low-level tasks/user stories that included 40 releases over 9 months with a budget of $1M.
  • Worked with retailers to implement interfaces from the POS (point of sale) terminals and our Advanced Marketing Solution Loyalty product.
  • Trained customers on application functionality and best practice operation, which increased customer satisfaction by 20% via feedback surveys.

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