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Senior Security Risk Analyst

Company: WPS Health Solutions
Location: Madison
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Job Description:

Senior Security Risk Analyst

U.S. citizenship is required for this position due to Department of Defense restrictionsRole Summary:

The Information Security Risk Analyst implements and maintains a comprehensive information security risk management program. This includes defining key risk indicators, risk registers, processes and standards. The Information Security Risk Analyst works with various departments to identify, measure, and report on risk based on information assets.

Demonstrate a clear understanding of security risks and controls; understand how controls mitigate the risks, and how controls could be cost-effectively and uniformly applied to protect information systems from security risks. Understand the policy, standards and procedures found in the WPS Security Program as well as understanding the appropriate laws and regulations that affect WPS business. Perform detailed security evaluation and control reviews of information systems and processes as a result of internal direction and business partner needs.

In this role you will:

Risk (70%)

  • Identify, assess, measure and monitor information technology risk by performing hands-on risk assessments.
  • Identify and communicate recommended security and control deficiencies for business units.
  • Document and monitor the implementation of controls for applications, technologies& assets.
  • Maintain assessment criteria of applications& systems for measuring compliance of company policies, procedures, standards, security training programs, technical infrastructure, applications and development efforts against defined compliance baselines.
  • Develop, document, maintain and support the information security risk management program in line with information security policy, practices and leading industry standards.
  • Understand information security risks pertinent to its business goals and technology infrastructure and support an enterprise information security risk program to identify& assess and respond to risks.
  • Maintain an up-to-date understanding of emerging trends in information security risks; apply new techniques and trends, in-line with overall information security objectives and risk tolerance.
  • Work with technology and business teams to develop and document risk mitigation action plans, along with recommendations to reduce information security risk within their areas.
  • Assist with vendor assessments for evaluations and tracking of risk changes.

    Leadership (30%)

    • Provide leadership, expertise and solutions on complex initiatives.
    • Making independent decisions to determine areas of risk that should be assessed.
    • Mentor others and may represent management at times.
    • Take on a leadership role on highly complex projects and provide guidance to less experienced staff.
    • Plan and manage small to medium projects.

      This role could be a good fit if you:

      • Possess strong knowledge of the principles, tools and protocols of security administration/products.
      • Are familiar with risk management techniques, such as access control and cryptography.
      • Want to utilize your knowledge of the current methods and strategies used for monitoring and controlling access to networks and servers.
      • Have experience analyzing security protocols and assessing compliance and security policies.
      • Enjoy working with stakeholders to identify system vulnerabilities and provide solutions for remediation.
      • Understand basic concepts of hardware, software, networks and facilities that make up infrastructure and IT systems.
      • Have a passion for optimization of security systems and processes that govern information technology.
      • Want to be a thought leader and utilize recent security trends and emerging technology and stays current on innovative security solutions.

        You'll benefit from this experience by:

        • Working in a highly complex, highly security conscious environment that has a security umbrella that encompasses Health Insurance, contracts with Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Department of Defense (DOD) contracts that include, Tricare and VA.
        • Work as a thought leader providing guidance insights into security industry standards.
        • Assisting in the modernization and transition of legacy systems to cloud-based platforms. Working on a results oriented team, focused on security process improvement.
        • Working in an environment that serves our Nation's military, veterans, Guard and Reserves along with their families.

          You need to have:

          • U.S. citizenship is required for this position due to Department of Defense restrictions.
          • Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent post high school and/or related work experience.
          • 1 or more year of related work experience

            We also prefer:

            • 5 or more years of related experience with IT compliance and regulatory requirements to include any combination of experience working with internal and external auditors, experience working with government agencies (e.g. CMS), or security coordinator experience.
            • CISA, CRISC, GCCC
            • Effective leadership, communication (verbal and written) and project management skills to work with various levels and divisions within the organization.
            • Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities, able to develop and convey a point of view.
            • Basic understanding in networking and security technologies.
            • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft office products, such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
            • Experience working in a team environment under minimal supervision.
            • Understanding of documentation processes and workflows.
            • Familiar with a variety of security concepts, practices and procedures. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

              Compensation and Benefits

              • Eligible for annual Performance Bonus Program
              • 401(k) withdollar-per-dollar match up to 6% of salary
              • Competitive paid time off
              • Health and dental insurance startDAY 1
              • Vision insurance
              • Flexible spending, dependent care, and health savings accounts
              • Short- and long-term disability, group life insurance
              • Dress for your day
              • Innovative professional and cognitive development programs

                Who We Are

                WPS Health Solutions is an innovator in health insurance and a worldwide leader in claims administration, serving millions of beneficiaries in the United States and abroad.

                Founded in 1946, WPS offers health insurance plans for individuals, families, and seniors, and group plans for small and large businesses. We are a world-class claims processor and program administrator for the government's Medicare program. And we manage benefits for millions of active-duty and retired military personnel and their families.

                WPS has been named one of theWorld's Most Ethical Companies-- by the Ethisphere-- Institute for 10 years in a row.

                Learn more about WPS.

                Our Purpose and Values

                Our purpose is to make healthcare easier for those we serve.Click Here

                Our values- Customer Focused, Individual Responsibility, Mutual Respect, and Driven& Passionate- are the core of who we are and how we conduct business every day.

                Health Insurance

                WPS Health Insurance offers high-quality health insurance plans for individuals and families, Medicare supplement plans for seniors, and group health plans for businesses of every size.


                Military and Veterans Health

                WPS Military and Veterans Health administers claims and provides customer service and related activities for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and their beneficiaries.


                Government Health Administrators

                WPS Government Health Administrators manages Medicare Part A and Part B benefits for more than 7 million beneficiaries. As one of the largest contractors for the Centers for Medicare& Medicare Services, we've served Medicare beneficiaries and their health care providers since 1966.



                Arise Health Plan provides innovative and high-value health plans to groups and individuals in eastern and northeastern Wisconsin. With our quality Wisconsin-based customer service, Arise offers health care expertise with a personal touch.


                EPIC Specialty Benefits

                EPIC Specialty Benefits provides businesses group insurance products that cover:

                • Life
                • Disability
                • Dental
                • Vision
                • Voluntary benefits

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