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Cybersecurity Analyst
Align Communications
Job Location: New York, NY
Managed Services . New York, New York

Why Align

For over three decades, many of the world's leading firms have relied on Align as a trusted IT solution provider and center of excellence in IT advisory, infrastructure design, build, delivery and managed services. We are actively seeking innovative minds to establish and strengthen our team to deliver high- quality state-of-the-art technology solutions for our enterprise and boutique clients.

If you are seeking to own challenging projects under tight schedules for some of today's most fascinating companies while leveraging an exceptional team and long track record of success, then we want to hear from you today.

Position Overview

Align seeks a candidate with a passion for cybersecurity. Ideal candidates will have a Master's of cybersecurity degree or a Bachelor's degree with a concentration in cybersecurity. Additionally, the candidate will have 1-2 years of work experience in either incident response or another discipline of cybersecurity.

The Cybersecurity Analyst will work under the guidance of Align's Operational Manager of Cybersecurity. This is a learning opportunity for someone looking to develop a career in cybersecurity. This individual must be passionate and knowledgeable about the field. The candidate should be up to date on trends in the industry and passionate about maturing their knowledge of enterprise cybersecurity. Candidates must be articulate and can successfully demonstrate their passion and interest.
  • The Cybersecurity Analyst will be based out of our New York City office
  • Up to 25% travel may be required
  • This is a full-time position offering full benefits, a competitive salary, paid training and performance-based bonuses

  • Analyze, investigate, respond, and recover from/to cybersecurity incidents, events, and threats as per the incident response lifecycle
  • Working alongside senior engineers and subject matter experts (SME) to evaluate and select assessment tools and other cybersecurity technologies to enhance our security solutions
  • Deliver IT risk and security assessments of client's network infrastructure and systems
  • Understand and mitigate security concerns and IT risks as needed. These duties will require the Cybersecurity Analyst to be on-site assisting with professional services project work
  • Understand client IT/security infrastructure and business requirements
  • Evaluate and assess different security technologies to appropriately expand Aligns cybersecurity portfolio
  • Assist with business solution proposals and sales presentations
  • Contribute to thought leadership by helping to author informational white papers and conducting training sessions with new products/technologies to increase the Align knowledgebase
  • Ongoing learning and continually staying abreast of relevant industry updates and changes via conferences, training and events
  • Work with Align, partner and vendor SMEs to conduct security technology evaluations, security assessments and security program development
  • Engineer security solutions to mitigate risk and provide strategies to improve the security posture of clients and internal environments
  • Develop and maintain security tools, techniques and procedures to facilitate security testing, vulnerability detection, validation and mitigation
  • Continually improve security posture and provide hands-on cybersecurity support to address IT security issues as needed
  • Work closely with our clients and our Align Managed Services team to implement policies and technology to secure information, computer, network and processing systems;
  • Collect, report and continually enhance security metrics

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or related field with a concentration in cybersecurity
  • 1-2 years of relevant cybersecurity work experience in enterprise cybersecurity. Experience can be in any discipline of cybersecurity, with a preference for incident response
  • Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering or related field with a concentration in cybersecurity is a plus
  • Any relevant cybersecurity work experience with knowledge or product expertise in either security testing; security integration and governance; malware analysis; incident response; cloud security or risk and compliance
  • Able to contribute to the development of security standards, access controls and compliance requirements based on industry standards and compliance one or more of the following is preferable is preferable: ISO27001, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, PCI-DSS-DSS, FINRA, SEC
  • Basic understanding of data security (classification, encryption, DLP) is a plus
  • Any working knowledge of secure network design is a plus
  • Ability to create, maintain and report metrics that measures effectiveness of security controls is a plus
  • Scripting and automation skills wither either Bash, Python, Pearl, etc. is a plus
  • Interest in obtaining industry certification - CISM, CISSP or similar industry recognized certifications within the next 2-3 years
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Basic knowledge and experience with one or more one or more IT security technologies including firewalls, IPS, SIEM, DLP, network/host protection, application security and data protection (DLP, encryption)
  • Able to travel from time to time with limited notice (mostly regional)
  • Solutions-oriented with an aptitude for solving problems and acting on own initiative
  • Highly motivated with a willingness to learn new technologies and be a hands-on engineer
  • Effective communicator with a positive and confident attitude
  • Excellent writing skills with the capability to create well-formatted reports and client-facing documentation
  • Excellent consultative skills with experience preparing business solution proposals and presenting them to senior executives
  • Team player with strong collaboration skills and a flexible approach to problem solving

About Align
Align is a dynamic and flexible place to work, offering professionals unparalleled opportunities to train in the leading technologies, make an impact within the industry and control their own destinies. We have a flawless track record of delivering technical solutions and have established long-standing relationships with an impressive client list of both Global 1000 and SMB clients. Align services clients from a diverse list of industries including financial services, life sciences (pharmaceutical and health care), retail, technology, media and telecommunications. We give our professionals the autonomy to pursue opportunities and manage assignments in ways that maximize their creativity and talents, leading to self-fulfillment and financial rewards



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