Expert Cyber Security Controls Assessor

in San Francisco, CA

Expert Cyber Security Controls Assessor Job

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    San Francisco, CA 94105, US

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Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a IT - Cyber Security Controls Assessor - Expert to join our team at our client’s site in San Francisco, CA.

Position Summary

The IT Compliance Assessor family is responsible for the assessment, verification, review, and assessment of General Computer Controls across the enterprise. The Expert IT Compliance Analyst will manage the Customer and HR data privacy programs and assist with other compliance efforts. Key duties include identifying risks, evaluating deficiencies, and providing consultation and recommendations on remediation efforts, ensuring systems comply with IT organizational policies, standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform multi-platform (application, database, operating system, middleware, monitoring tools, and business processes) level assessments based on predefined test objectives and test plans. Perform retest of controls that have been remediated or updated as a result of previously identified deficiencies.
  • Obtain, review, and interpret evidence provided to validate controls are performed effectively.
  • Prepare, plan, conduct, and report IT Compliance assessments on data privacy in accordance with industry best practices and established regulatory standards (e.g. NIST SP800-53) Develop test procedures and/or document recommendations for test plan modifications that improve validation of control objectives.
  • Obtain, review, and interpret organizational IT policies, standards, and procedures to identify control points that would assist in mitigating risk to the business.
  • Review test results or interpret evidence for vulnerabilities, gaps, or control deficiencies; work with stakeholders to establish plans for sustainable resolution.
  • Identify risks associated with control failures and support the identification of mitigating controls.
  • Analyze emerging legislation or changes to data privacy regulations, and contribute to the development/refinement of data privacy strategy.
  • Engage management in discussion about creative, efficient, and effective was to improve internal data privacy control environment.
  • Partner with control owners to ensure control documentation is updated periodically to reflect current control environment and company standards.
  • Capture and report metrics for services and activities delivered to customers and/or as part of internal initiatives.
  • Serve as the point of contact for IT data privacy and compliance issues.
  • Work closely with business partners to align overlapping data privacy efforts, and eliminate redundant work.
  • Perform other tasks as necessary to ensure IT Compliance meets its commitments to customers.
  • Provide consultative direction to, and review the quality of deliverables prepared by less experienced team members.
  • Support activities to strengthen the IT Compliance Program.
  • Support the IT Compliance leaders on IT Compliance Program Maturity as needed.



  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Business, or equivalent experience
  • 5 years IT experience, to include experience with regulatory requirements such as California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), HIPPA, SOX IT GCC, FCC, FERC, NERC, NERC CIP
  • 3 years compliance, security, and/or risk management experience

Minimum Required License/Certification:

At least one existing certification from the following list, which must be currently maintained and valid.

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Desired Experience:

  • Utility Industry Experience
  • Big 4 experience
  • Experience with Data Privacy regulation assessment, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) v5, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), or National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP800-53 security controls catalog
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional/Security Engineer (MCP, MCSE)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate/Professional (CCNA, CCNP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Solid understanding of network and systems security, system and network configuration, and application security
  • Solid understanding of general computing controls (GCCs)
  • Able to identify complex control gaps
  • Solid understanding of generally applicable and accepted auditing standards and framework (e.g. COBIT) and best practices for IT services management (e.g., ITIL), government guidelines and laws (e.g. Sarbanes Oxley Act, NERC/CIP)
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and project management skills
  • Able to multi-task projects or assessments
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to mentor and review work products of less experienced staff
  • Detail oriented
  • Background in process development and process improvement

Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’s global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

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Who We Are

Founded in 1998, Blackstone Talent Group is one of three divisions of Blackstone Technology Group. The other two divisions are Blackstone Federal, a premier engineering + transformation agency that serves the federal government, and Trellis Energy, the largest transaction management software firm fully dedicated to serving the natural gas industry. Blackstone Technology Group is a privately-held global IT services, solutions and resourcing firm. Headquartered in San Francisco, Blackstone now has more than 300+ employees across five offices nationwide. Blackstone Technology Group’s mission is to help clients adapt to the demands of a digital world, and has garnered an impressive track record of delivering successful results to a client list that includes Fortune 100 businesses and US federal, state and local government.

We provide contract, permanent and managed resource services to our clients. We source for commercial businesses and non-profits, as well as government clients requiring security clearances from public trust through multiple levels of top secret. Some of our skill specialties are IT, IT Operations, Engineering, Accounting and Finance, and Executive Search.

Our team never stops building connections with talent. And our network of fully-vetted, ready-to-work professionals allows us to provide exceptional speed and accuracy in our resource delivery that is unmatched in the industry. With a relationship-first engagement approach, we most often become a trusted partner with our clients and operate as an extension of their organizations.

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