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Cyber Defense Engineer 


At Allegacy, there’s a common thread that runs through all of us. It’s our commitment to doing right and our promise to members to always do the right thing for their wellbeing. Every employee in our organization is accountable to living out our brand in meaningful ways as our promise motivates our beliefs, our behaviors, and the benefits we share together. In order to achieve this state of success, this position will architect, manage and deploy security hardware and software, including firewalls and intrusion detection systems.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Manage, deploy, and test dedicated cyber defense hardware and software solutions, including NGFW, IDS/IPS and WAF.
  • Administer the updating of rules and signatures (e.g., intrusion detection/protection systems, anti-virus, and content blacklists) for specialized cyber defense applications.
  • Conduct and/or support authorized penetration testing on enterprise network assets.
  • Perform system administration on specialized cyber defense applications, systems and Virtual Private Network (VPN) devices, to include installation, configuration, maintenance, backup and restoration.
  • Create, edit, and manage network access control lists on specialized cyber defense systems (e.g., firewalls and intrusion prevention systems).
    1. potential conflicts with implementation of any cyber defense tools (e.g., tool and signature testing and optimization).
  • Monitor vendor and third party security reports/lists and proactively patch vulnerabilities.
  • Engage with internal and external partners to help design, test, and implement state-of-the-art secure operating systems, applications, networks, and database products/solutions.
  • Assists in the planning, design and implementation of security measures created to safeguard access to resources, enterprise networks, computer systems, and data elements.
  • Stay abreast of industry best practices in risk management techniques and integrate new methods and tools as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills; must possess the ability to make quick decisions and use good judgment in dynamic environments
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; can clearly and confidently communicate information security concepts to all areas of the business.
  • Highly adaptable to a constantly changing business and technology environment.
  • Technical knowledge in information security with emphasis on anti-virus, DLP, NAC or MDM Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies, including Virtual Private Network (VPN) security.
  • Knowledge of host/network access control mechanisms (e.g., access control list).
  • Knowledge of Intrusion Detection System (IDS)/Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) tools and applications.
  • Knowledge of Identity and Access Management (MFA, privileged access management)
  • Knowledge of enterprise Data Leakage Prevention (DLP) security solutions.
  • Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
  • Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities, operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity principles and organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation).

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field.
  • 1-3 years of experience in information security or network security.
  • Professional Certifications preferred: Security +, Network +, SANS GIAC, CCNA Security, or CCSP.
Position Requirements  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Close Date  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location Winston-Salem Area  
About the Organization Do you get a thrill out of helping people realize their dreams? Do you believe that strong, personal relationships are critical to financial success? Do you want to work for an organization that has its community's best interests at heart? We do, too. That's why we work for Allegacy. Here, you'll find a challenging, rewarding career in one of the most unique entities of the financial industry. Allegacy Federal Credit Union is a place where inclusion and camaraderie thrive, and where everyone is united in their commitment to serving our members.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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