Information Security Associate - Prudential - Roseland, NJ

The role will have accountability to maintain and manage a data repository of known vulnerabilities and the current remediation status. This includes the coordination of the collection of vulnerability data as well as the notification and reporting of identified vulnerabilities.
Coordinate with the sources of vulnerability intelligence to ensure the data is correctly imported in the vulnerability repository Coordinate communication with asset owners who have identified vulnerabilities to ensure they are aware of the risk and have an adequate remediation plan to resolve. Validate proper mitigation controls are in place until remediation activities are complete Provide a risk rating of vulnerabilities based on a defined set of criteria Provide reports to leadership communicating current vulnerability exposure Ensure reporting metrics relay proper risk posture to leadership and evolve as necessary Revise processes and procedures, metrics, and documentation that continue to improve the vulnerability management capability Qualifications Technical Knowledge & Skills Candidates must be skilled in vulnerability assessment, risk rating, threat correlation, asset based remediation management, and reporting. Candidates must be familiar with network topology and understand network routing. Experience working with enterprise scale network infrastructure a plus. Candidates must be able to demonstrate knowledge as to impact of vulnerabilities by demonstrating the following skill sets: Understanding of network services vulnerabilities and attacks Knowledge of application exploits and vulnerabilities Knowledge of ports, traffic protocols, and services typical in configuration of web servers, file servers, and workstations Must know Windows OS & Unix/Linux OS Understand and able to create queries to support data extraction correlation and reporting Understanding of application design/development Candidates should be familiar with various vulnerability and security scanning tools Candidates should be familiar with CVEs, CVSS, Secunia, and Mitre as well as other industry specific vulnerability classification standards, frameworks, and best-practices Additional Skills and Abilities Excellent communication, presentation, writing and documentation skills Independent-thinker who works well within team environment and works to create strategic partnerships to ensure the vulnerability management program is successful Follow-up and attention to detail with great customer service skills. Good deductive reasoning skills, creative thinker. Analytical and detail oriented individuals must have a passion for information security, creativity to identify gaps and initiative to find the appropriate solutions to fill needs Bachelor’s degree or higher in IT, CS, IS, Engineering or a related field with 1-3 years of IT infrastructure experience with a focus in security A background in Information Security and Incident Response would be a distinct advantage. Vulnerability management and knowledge of scanning docker containers Self-starter and ability to work on own. Strong written and verbal communication skills, good listening and presentation skills Experience with development platforms, scripting languages such as powershell or python, database platforms, mainframe, and/or cloud technologies is a major plus Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit www.prudential.com to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at staffingagencies@prudential.com for more information about doing business with Prudential.

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