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Cyber Security Engineer

Irving, TX 75062

Posted: 05/07/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: IT/Computing Job Number: 3040 Remote Friendly: Hybrid

Job Description

Cyber Security Engineer
1+ Year Contract
Irving, TX (hybrid)

We have an immediate job opening for a Cyber Security Engineer specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A). You will be at the forefront of ensuring the security and integrity of our organization's assets during integration processes. This role requires a hands-on approach, working closely with infrastructure and business teams to assess, mitigate, and manage cyber risks associated with M&A activities. Your familiarity with cybersecurity frameworks and governance will be essential in implementing effective security measures and aligning them with organizational objectives.

Key Responsibilities:
M&A Due Diligence:
  • Conduct comprehensive cybersecurity assessments of potential acquisition targets, evaluating their adherence to cybersecurity frameworks such as NIST, ISO 27001, SOC2 or CIS Controls.
  • Identify and analyze security risks and vulnerabilities within target organizations' IT infrastructure, applications, and data assets.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess the potential impact of cybersecurity risks on business operations and objectives.
Integration Support:
  • Work closely with infrastructure teams to develop and implement security enhancements during the integration of acquired entities.
  • Assist in the design and deployment of security controls and technologies to protect against potential threats and breaches.
  • Engage with business units to ensure the seamless integration of security measures into existing processes and workflows.
Governance and Compliance:
  • Ensure compliance with relevant cybersecurity regulations, industry standards, and internal policies throughout the M&A process.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of cybersecurity governance frameworks, policies, and procedures.
  • Provide guidance and support to business and IT teams on adherence to cybersecurity governance requirements and best practices.
Risk Management:
  • Assess and prioritize cybersecurity risks associated with M&A activities, taking into account technical vulnerabilities and business impact.
  • Develop risk mitigation strategies and action plans in collaboration with stakeholders, implementing controls to reduce exposure to cyber threats.
  • Monitor and track the effectiveness of risk mitigation measures, adjusting strategies as needed to address emerging threats and vulnerabilities.
Incident Response:
  • Participate in incident response activities related to cybersecurity incidents affecting acquired entities, including detection, analysis, and containment.
  • Collaborate with incident response teams to investigate security breaches, assess their impact, and coordinate remediation efforts.
  • Document incident response procedures and lessons learned to improve incident handling processes and enhance cyber resilience.

  • 3-5 years of experience in cybersecurity, with a focus on M&A due diligence, integration, and risk management.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or related field.
  • Strong understanding of cybersecurity frameworks, governance principles, and compliance requirements.
  • Proficiency in conducting security assessments, risk assessments, and vulnerability management.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Relevant certifications such as CISSP, CISM, or CISA are preferred.

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Meet Your Recruiter

Megan Holcomb
Senior Account Manager and Recruiting Supervisor

Megan serves as Senior Recruiter and Account Manager for Alleare Consulting.  She combines her knowledge and experience in working with numerous individuals with a strong passion and sense of urgency for our clients. Her desire to match the right person to the culture, core values, and business strategies of our clients has enabled Megan to maintain an extremely high level of client satisfaction.

Mrs. Holcomb holds her Bachelors in Marketing from the University of North Texas and also served as a Kilgore College Rangerette at Kilgore Junior College.

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