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Information Security Analyst I

United States
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate knowledge gained and apply it in a dynamic, high-performing IT Risk & Information Security team. Responsible for assisting with activities designed to systematically run information security, such as security investigations, intelligence, assurance, and/or other project oversight, including developing standard methodologies for information security standards and handling IT controls and compliance with regulatory guidance. 

The ITRIS mission is to reduce residual risk of cyber attacks and information breaches through creative capabilities and operational excellence in cyber security disciplines, including: 

Embedding security by default in technology platforms; moving from security products to secure products

Developing advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities in cyber defenses

Growing automation across all controls including threat assessment and attack containment

Publishing of cyber and technology risk metrics for key business activities and classes of data

Leadership in the financial services sector through industry teamwork on cyber threats

Our Information Security Analysts are equipped to prepare, prevent, detect, respond and recover cyber security events. Beyond analysis, they provide insight, direction, and leadership that makes American Express one of the most respected companies in the world. 

Key Responsibilities and Example Tasks 

Assists in developing, implementing and monitoring compliance to AXP and Information security policies, standards and procedures, and other policies and standards as appropriate

Prepares materials (reports, presentations, spreadsheets, etc) on information security to help develop scenarios, response procedures, and to enable informed decision-making; verify completeness, accuracy and relevance of data gathered

Utilizes tools and documented processes to ensure consistency and optimization of information security processes; work in support of efforts to measure and improve information security processes

Maintains internal documentation library, ensuring that process and other documentation is regularly updated to reflect the latest operational processes and requirements

Provides analytical support as needed for issue management, project assessments, and reporting

Participates in the evaluation of products and/or procedures to improve productivity and effectiveness

Supports the analysis of underlying trends and action plans associated with information security and other domains

Test Security tool implementations, and assist enterprise customers in adoption of security tools



Education in Cyber Security or similar academic training

Strong work prioritization, planning, and interpersonal skills

Knowledge or awareness in information security, compliance, assurance, and/or other security standard methodologies and principles

Familiarity with security data analysis using analytic tools such as Excel, SQL, other query languages


Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

Tags: GH2018
ReqID: 18011898
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
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