Information Security Specialist

  • Competitive
  • Greenwich, CT, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Interactive Brokers
  • 19 Aug 17

Information Security Specialist

Overview :

Interactive Brokers is a direct access electronic broker catering to the needs of professional and frequent traders, institutional investors, financial advisors, and introducing brokers. Our clients have access to more than 100 market centers in 25 countries from a single account. We are the lowest cost provider of brokerage services and the largest U.S. electronic broker based on daily average revenue trades executing 657,000 trades per day (First Quarter 2017 results). At Interactive Brokers, you will be part of a dynamic, multinational, fast paced, results oriented team working to provide our customers with state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and sophisticated risk management tools.

Responsibilities :

  • Identify security gaps, vulnerabilities and weaknesses in systems, networks and applications
  • Conduct security risk assessments both at the enterprise and system levels
  • Develop and maintain a security risk register
  • Track risk remediation activities
  • Evaluate security policies, standards and procedures, and suggest improvements
  • Conduct third-party security risk assessments
  • Evaluate existing security controls and participate in specifying and developing of new controls
  • Assist in security incident response activities
  • Lead and/or participate in security awareness and training initiatives
  • Identify, analyze and keep current on information security threats faced by the enterprise
  • Collect and disseminate actionable threat intelligence


Qualifications :

  • At least 5 years of broad Information Security experience
  • Working knowledge of risk management methodologies
  • Familiarity with common security frameworks and standards, including NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO/IEC 27001:27013, CIS CSC, PCI DSS
  • Prior significant experience in at least one of the following:
    • Application development
    • Network engineering or operations
    • System administration
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior analytical abilities
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field