• Cybersecurity Analyst

    Job Locations US-TX-Arlington
    Requisition ID
    Employee Type
    Full Time-Regular
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The Cybersecurity Analyst is responsible for executing a portion of the GM Financial (GMF) Cybersecurity Program designed to advise the organization on its management of Cybersecurity risk by organizing information, enabling risk management decisions, and addressing threats to ensure the security of company systems and information assets. The Cybersecurity Analyst is responsible for contributing to the success of comprehensive security initiatives, work with internal and external groups to ensure the program is operating effectively and efficiently, and develop strong partnerships with business partners across the enterprise to ensure company information assets are protected at the appropriate level.


    JOB DUTIES (Desired Skills)

    • Assist with maturing the Cybersecurity Risk Management program and framework.
    • Conduct risk assessments on Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Third Party Vendor, and other relevant company risks, recommend mitigation strategies, and work with internal stakeholders to assign monitoring responsibility.
    • Maintain the Cybersecurity Risk Register and communicate risk to management.
    • Interpret risk requirements and translate into actionable and sustainable implementations.
    • Contribute to the rollout and optimization of a Cybersecurity Risk Management program to remain effective and relevant through identification, implementation and refinement of critical processes, solutions, policies, procedures KPIs/KRIs and other techniques.
    • Identify new or implement changes to techniques (policies, procedures, KPIs, KRIs, tools, etc.) and processes for the Cybersecurity Risk Management program to remain relevant (changing risk and threat landscape and Business requirements, etc.) and effective.
    • Monitor changes to Cybersecurity overall and proactively identify the need for changes to existing policies and procedures based on changes to the security risk landscape.
    • Ensure compliance with all applicable internal and external Cybersecurity requirements.
    • Clear understanding of risk management practices in general and security risk management best practices and methodologies specifically.
    • Demonstrate awareness of all information security trends, vulnerabilities, including and especially those influencing the auto finance industry.
    • Well-versed in various information security and risk frameworks/standards (ISO 31000, ISO 2700x, NIST 800 series, etc).
    • Broad base of knowledge across a variety of compliance and control frameworks (SOC, ISO, PCI, CSA STAR, etc).
    • Well-versed in risk analysis methodologies, such as NIST, OCTAVE, and FAIR.
    • Familiar with a broad range of technical concepts: logical access control, agile development process, secure coding principles, security architecture, information security, network security, and privacy.
    • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner with all levels of an organization, and convey complicated technology and security concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
    • Excellent project management and organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and quickly establish clear priorities.



    Reports to: AVP Cybersecurity

    Direct Reports: None



    • Must have a high level understanding of the financial services industry, security, risk and privacy
    • Must have current knowledge and stay up-to-date on the latest Cybersecurity legislation, regulations, advisories, alerts and vulnerabilities
    • Must have knowledge of Information Security and Cybersecurity frameworks
    • Ability to clearly explain and articulate technical concepts using non-technical language
    • Proficiency with MS-Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio and Project
    • Knowledge of security methodologies, policies, standards and industry practices
    • Knowledge of information technology systems, infrastructure and operations
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Excellent verbal communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to meet time sensitive deadlines required
    • Ability to work collaboratively and build consensus is essential
    • Ability to make sound decisions and exercise good judgment
    • Ability to manage business and technical relationships with internal and external clients
    • Ability to work and achieve goals without constant supervision


    Required Skills

    • Ability to initiate, facilitate and promote Cybersecurity within the organization and monitor adherence to Cybersecurity policies, standards and controls
    • Advocate for Cybersecurity as an essential business requirement and advocate the business need as the foundation for Cybersecurity program design
    • Ensure effective communication and partnership with all departments at GMF and serve as a liaison of Cybersecurity and first point of contact for Cybersecurity concerns
    • Represent the Global Cybersecurity organization on projects as needed
    • Engage with business partners to translate high-level business requirements into enterprise security initiatives and programs to achieve the GMF’s mission, goals and objectives
    • Work closely with business stakeholders and project teams to plan, design and check appropriate levels of security governance, resource management and asset management
    • Assist management with special projects as requested



    • A minimum of 1-5 years of experience in large and complex business environments with a successful track record working directly with senior level management with at least 1 year of experience in one or more of the following domains: Access Control, Telecom and Network Security, Cybersecurity Governance, Risk Management, Software Development Security, Cryptography, Security Architecture and Design, Operational Security, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery, Legal Regulations, Investigations and Compliance, Physical (Environmental) Security, IT or Security Audit, IT or Security Compliance.
    • Experience in the financial services industry preferred
    • Must have demonstrable experience leading collaborative programs and projects with senior level management
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience strongly preferred
    • Information Security Certifications strongly preferred



    Normal office environment. Subject to stressful situations and requires many hours per day working on a computer workstation. 0-20% travel may be required


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