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CyberSecurity Specialist

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Requisition # HRC0473893

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The Enterprise Information Services (EIS) team at Cedars-Sinai understands that true clinical transformation and the optimization of a clinical information systems implementation is fueled through the alignment of people, processes and technologies.

Why work here?

Beyond an outstanding benefit package, we take pride in hiring the best, most committed employees. Our staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our dedication to creating a multifaceted, inclusive environment that fuels innovation and the standard of patient care we strive for.

What will you be doing in this role:

Responsible for supporting, creating, and implementing of security architectures and secure application designs for information systems. This includes assisting application developers/support teams with secure application design, planning and integration. Conduct security architecture reviews, provides secure application/infrastructure solutions, designing/implementing mechanisms & programs that restrict access of malicious intent or other unauthorized users. Introducing new security methods/technologies for integration with existing technical architectures, frameworks, implementation planning, documentation of standard methodologies, and templates. Assessing security threats/risks, recommend and assist in the delivery of solutions to mitigate risks. Educating project stakeholders in the need for and the use of security technology. Participating in the creation and administration of data security policies, procedures, and standards. Participating in access audits and conducting computing forensics.

  • Participate in the creation and maintenance of data and network security policies and procedures.
  • Provide system assurance and security oversight in EIS change control process; review and evaluate risks of submitted changes and impact to the security of CSMC network and systems.
  • Review logs from intrusion detection and monitoring systems; conduct correlation analysis and take action accordingly.
  • Facilitate external third-party assurance reviews to assess networks (internal, external, wireless, etc.).
  • Work with technical teams to facilitate & promote security incident response procedures, address monitoring concerns, and identification of criteria for audit reporting.
  • Conduct on-demand forensics analysis and review of compromised systems and/or systems used in potential un-secure and un-trusted manner.
  • Conduct periodic review and scanning of DMZ assets, critical servers, internal/external, and wireless networks.
  • Develop security metrics and reporting on security monitoring efforts.
  • Use security monitoring tools to evaluate and improve the security of organization systems and network.
  • Maintain and support the security tools suite to ensure logged data fidelity and integrity.

Experience Requirements:

  • 2+ years’ experience as a security specialist with knowledge in solution design and deployment. Operations experience in desktop, server, network, and server technologies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of computer/network security, operating systems (UNIX/LINUX, Windows and NT)
  • LAN/WAN networking protocols such as: TCP/IP, routing, firewalls, IDS/IPS, PKI and encryption.
  • Solid understanding in Information Classification, Network security protocols, methods and technologies, Application and Web Layer Security (Web 2.0, Secure Messaging, Secure Protocols), Continuity of operations planning and disaster recovery strategies and architectures, and Identity Access Management and Access Control.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with regulatory and compliance information security frameworks, standards, and best practices (NIST, ITIL, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, ISO 27000 series, etc.).

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/related field (preferred); or the equivalent in education and work experience.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

  • Security certifications from SANS or equivalent (GIAC, GSEC, SSCP; CISSP) (allowed to be acquired within first 6 months).
  • Working Title: CyberSecurity Specialist
  • Department: Information Security
  • Business Entity: Corporate Services
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Information Technology
  • Job Specialty: IT Security
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Full-time

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

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