Security Analyst

$90,000 - $100,000 yearly

Job Category:Technology

Position Type:Direct Hire / Permanent

Work Model:Hybrid

Location:Chicago, Illinois  [Hybrid]

Job ID:125175

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Job Description
We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Security Analyst to join our client’s team in Chicago. The Security Analyst will play a pivotal role in strengthening our clients' security posture by focusing on vulnerability management, incident response, compliance, penetration testing and phishing prevention. The ideal candidate will possess a strong understanding of cybersecurity principles, hands-on experience in security operations and a passion for staying ahead of emerging threats.

Security Analyst Responsibilities:
  • Perform regular vulnerability assessments and penetration testing on systems, applications and networks
  • Analyze vulnerability scan results, prioritize vulnerabilities and collaborate with relevant teams to ensure timely remediation
  • Assist in developing and maintaining vulnerability management processes and procedures
  • Participate in incident response activities, including detection, analysis, containment, eradication and recovery
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to investigate security incidents, document findings and implement corrective actions
  • Contribute to incident response plan enhancements and tabletop exercises
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with industry standards (e.g., NIST, ISO 27001) and regulations (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA) through regular audits and assessments
  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of compliance documentation and reports
  • Conduct thorough penetration tests on internal and external systems to identify vulnerabilities and potential entry points
  • Document and communicate findings, providing actionable recommendations to improve security posture
  • Collaborate with development and IT teams to address identified vulnerabilities
  • Develop and execute phishing simulation campaigns to assess user awareness and susceptibility
  • Analyze results of simulations to identify trends, areas for improvement and potential training needs
  • Assist in designing and delivering security awareness training programs for employees

Security Analyst Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information security or related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • Strong understanding of cybersecurity concepts, best practices and emerging threats
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning tools (e.g., Nessus, Qualys) and penetration testing methodologies
  • Familiarity with incident response procedures, including identification, containment, eradication and recovery
  • Knowledge of compliance frameworks and regulations relevant to the industry
  • Hands-on experience with phishing simulation tools and security awareness programs
  • Relevant certifications such as CompTIA Security+, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) or related certifications are a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Must be local to the Chicago area or willing to relocate

Thank you,

Kelsey Person
Recruiting Lead
LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.