Software Guidance Assistance, Inc., (SGA), is searching for a Cyber Security Analystfor a Full-Time assignment with one of our premier Utility clients in Clinton, CT Responsibilities Monitor computer networks for security issues. Investigate security breaches and other cyber security incidents. Install security measures and operate software to protect systems and information infrastructure, including firewalls and data encryption programs. Document security breaches and assess the damage they cause. Work with external security team s to perform tests and uncover network vulnerabilities. Asses and help f ix detected vulnerabilities to maintain a high-security standard. Stay current on IT security trends and news. Perform penetration testing. Research security enhancements and make recommendations to management. Stay up-to-date on information technology trends and security standards. Ensure 3 rd party servicers meet cyber requirements . Help c reate a dynamic cyber security communications program to engage employees (and, as necessary, customers) and increase awareness Required Skills A Bachelor's or Master's degree or equivalent in computer science, management information systems, business administration, or related discipline. Minimum 4-5 years' experience in IT with a diverse background in personal computers, servers, networks (Microsoft, firewalls, switches) software development experience preferred, telephony helpful Strong interest in Cybersecurity and or experience in Cybersecurity testing events, including configuration analysis, vulnerability assessments, or penetration testing in a data gathering role (tester or analyst) Certification in or work towards CompTIA Security+, CEH, Certified Penetration Tester, Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst Demonstrable experience in security concepts and continuous learning Excellent communications and collaboration skills required to develop required security policies and share information with business and technology staff. Investigatory and analytical ability to identify cyber risks in new customer service, employee technology requirements and business operations. Project management and implementation skills to implement new security technologies as necessary. Knowledge of Frameworks such as CIS CRC, ITIL, NIST, COSO. Knowledge of Firewalls (Palo Alto Networks preferred) and networking switches (Avaya Juniper preferred) Preferred Skills Knowledge of Industrial control systems a plus SGA is a Certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) celebrating over thirty years of service to our national client base for both permanent placement and consulting opportunities. For consulting positions, we offer a variety of benefit options including but not limited to health dental insurance, paid vacation, timely payment via direct deposit. SGA accepts transfers of H1 sponsorship for most contracting roles. We are unable to sponsor for Right-to-Hire, Fulltime, or Government roles. All parties authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply for all roles. Only those authorized to work for government entities will be considered for government roles. Please inquire about our referral program if you would like to submit a candidate for any of our open or future job opportunities. SGA is an EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. To view all of our available job postings andor to learn more about SGA please visit us online at http .