Information Security Technical Analyst

Chicago, IL, United States

Block

Block is Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, TBD, and our foundational teams.

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Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

As a Information Security Technical Analyst within the Vulnerability Management Program you will  support ongoing triage and case management of newly discovered and reported vulnerabilities. This analyst will be engaging with all parts of the Information Security organization,  subject matter experts from the cross-functional teams, and business unit representatives to ensure teams are informed of the potential risks and impacts of the vulnerabilities, and make informed decisions on vulnerability remediations.  

You Will: 

  • Own and drive vuln case technical triage and overall case lifecycle management
  • Analyze vulnerabilities and prioritize based on impact 
  • Identify common patterns and provide key insights to help mitigate future risks
  • Assist in determining appropriate remediation strategies for critical vulnerabilities
  • Monitor and analyze vendor advisories, vulnerability reports, bug trackers, and other sources for information to report potential vulnerabilities to triage
  • Monitor threat intelligence data to assess and flag potential risks that may have impact to the organization
  • Influence business risk decisions across the organization
  • Partner across the Security teams to identify areas of risk and work closely with business teams to make informed risk-based decisions
  • Assist in producing meaningful metrics and reports for customer and leaderships on organizational vulnerability health
  • Manage and monitor ongoing penetration test engagements organized across Information Security teams
  • Generate and collect vulnerability data in support of compliance audits and regulatory requirements
  • Periodically assess and engage in tool improvement, process improvement and documentations to enhance the vulnerability management program lifecycle  
  • This role is a key contributor to operations reviews, special projects, and process improvement activities.

Qualifications

You Have: 

  • 5+ years of demonstrated security, intelligence & risk management experience working in a technology-focused company
  • Deep technical understanding of common security vulnerabilities and risks
  • Strong knowledge of risk countermeasures and compensating controls
  • Facility with empathetic interpersonal interactions via video conference
  • A thoughtful approach to technical analysis and ability to quickly assess new platforms
  • Fundamental knowledge of security principles; ability to demonstrate an understanding of product and/or  information security, such as threats and vulnerabilities.
  • General understanding of installation, configuration and troubleshooting processes for software, hardware, networking and cloud computing. 
  • Experience in working with vuln cases related to Data Privacy (e.g. DSL)
  • Technical mindset of problem-solving with a strong work ethics, motivated and results driven
  • Experience in leading strategic discussions and proactively seeking out ways to drive thought leadership through technology and/or operational best practices.
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment with excellent communication and interpersonal skills

An Ideal Candidate Would Have:

  • Hold SW product development related certifications such as Security+, CySA+, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or related CompTIE, GIAC, or EC-Council certifications. 
  • Knowledge of programing language(s) for automation, scripting, and test 
  • Prior knowledge of program metrics development principals including creating visualizations
  • Looker or like visualization tooling setup and maintenance experience  a plus.

Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Zone A: USD $156,200 - USD $234,200
Zone B: USD $148,300 - USD $222,500
Zone C: USD $140,600 - USD $210,800
Zone D: USD $132,700 - USD $199,100

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this salary-zones">resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information. 

Full-time employee benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement Plans including company match 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance 
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off (including 12 paid holidays)
  • Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees) 
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits 

These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

US and Canada EEOC Statement

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page.

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

 

We’ve noticed a rise in recruiting impersonations across the industry, where individuals are sending fake job offer emails. Contact from any of our recruiters or employees will always come from an email address ending with @block.xyz, @squareup.com, @tidal.com, or @afterpay.com, @clearpay.co.uk.

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.

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Tags: Audits Automation Banking Blockchain C CISSP Cloud Compliance Crypto Finance GIAC Privacy Risk management Scripting Threat intelligence Vulnerabilities Vulnerability management

Perks/benefits: Career development Equity Flex hours Flexible spending account Flex vacation Health care Insurance Medical leave Parental leave Salary bonus Signing bonus Team events Wellness

Region: North America
Country: United States
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Category: Analyst Jobs

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