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Security Operations Analyst (CASB Exp. Preferred)

Location:Dresher, PA
Level:Full Time
Category: Information Technology


Position Purpose: This position will be responsible for operational security responsibilities across Ascensus. The individual hired for this position requires a passion for data protection, strong problem solving and analytics, documentation, communication and organizational skills, collaborative abilities, self-motivation, innovation, efficiency and attention to detail. This position will be empowered to help guide our operational security program. This position reports to the Security  Operations Lead. Work location is flexible, however, our preference is Dresher, PA. Alternative sites include Newton, MA, Brainerd, MN or Tucson, AZ.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Security Event Monitoring & Response
    • Monitor security events from sources including, but not limited to:
      • SEIM
      • IDS/IPS
      • Network and web application firewalls
      • Anti-Virus/Malware
      • Applicable server and application security logs
      • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
    • Analyze events filtering for false positives
    • Understanding of basic network services, vulnerabilities and attacks
    • Respond to and escalate events; participate in on-call rotation
    • Work with the security team to enhance processes & procedures
    • Contribute to and maintain documented processes around monitoring & response
    • Work closely with information security, IT, risk & governance and facilities teams.
    • Periodically report on metrics
    • Process phishing email escalations from Associates
    • Correlate events with other known social engineering attempts
  • Management of Security Solutions
    • Build, manage and maintain tools including, but not limited to:
      • SEIM
      • IDS/IPS
      • Web Application Firewall
      • Anti-Virus/Malware & Endpoint Protection
      • DLP
      • Web content filtering
      • Vulnerability scanning
      • File intergrity monitoring
      • Network Access Control (NAC)
    • Maintain documentation around tools (e.g., SOPs & configurations)
    • Champion the information security tool’s usage to maximize features
    • Review access requests around content filtering, removable media and local administrative exceptions
  • Work collaboratively with the various technology teams to accomplish security objectives
  • Additional security experience may be gained depending on associate’s level of interest and availability:
    • Assessing and selecting security vendors or solutions 
    • Identify emerging vulnerabilities and evaluate associated risks
    • Assisting in incident response events
      • Security testing (vulnerability scans, aspects of ethical hacking/penetration testing)
      • Detailed configuration reviews
  • Responsible for protecting, securing, and proper handling of all confidential data held by Ascensus to ensure against unauthorized access, improper transmission, and/or unapproved disclosure of information that could result in harm to Ascensus or our clients.
  • The I-Client philosophy and the Core Values of People Matter, Quality First and Integrity Always® should be visible in your actions on a day to day basis showing your support of our organizational culture.


  • Experience managing security tools noted above
  • Experience with monitoring and response activities
  • Knowledge of information security risks, at least technical aspects including working knowledge around remediation
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. The ability to communicate effectively (clear, concise and professionally) with all levels within Ascensus
  • Highly organized and able to process and manage inventories of controls and findings
  • Excellent analytical and problem resolution skills
  • Self-starter and able to work independently
  • Persistence and strength to champion initiatives
  • Expert level proficiency in MS Office software applications, specifically Word, Excel and Power Point

Preferred Experience:

  • 2-3 years of experience
  • Cloud security experience (CASB)
  • Strong SIEM and DLP experience
  • Knowledge of networking
  • Fraud detection
  • Forensics


  • Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree plus equivalent work experience required
  • Security certifications welcomed

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V.

Ascensus is a place to have a career, not just a job. As the largest US independent retirement and college savings services provider, we put our focus on people.  Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity. When you join our team, you get to go to work every day knowing that you help over 6 million Americans save for retirement and college.


Ascensus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital or veteran status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Ascensus also takes affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment, qualified women, minorities, and covered veterans. Ascensus also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state laws


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What makes any career at Ascensus so rewarding?

  • Collaborative, idea-sharing environment
  • Professional development
    • In-house training
    • Tuition reimbursement
  • Generous reward programs
  • Paid time off (additional purchase plan)
  • Medical, dental & vision benefits
  • Health savings account (employer contribution up to $1,100)
  • 401(k) & 529 match programs
  • Volunteer/charitable-giving programs
  • Business casual dress
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