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IT Security Analyst - 2983 in Houston, TX at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 1/29/2018

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Job Description


The Security Analyst administers tools that monitor the IT Security at Westlake Chemical. The Security Analyst for working with other technical and non-technical users to resolve identified vulnerabilities and compromises.  Our computer environment includes desktops, servers, printers, and network infrastructure equipment.


  • Ensure the Company Complies with Cybersecurity policies and procedures

  • Maintain and update documented Cybersecurity policies and procedures

  • Work with IT Management & Auditors to coordinate and conduct security audits, risk assessment & analysis

  • Make recommendations for enhancing Cybersecurity & controls

  • Research attempted security breaches and rectify security weaknesses

  • Administer Firewalls, Endpoint Security, Intrusion Prevention Devices, Network Access Control Systems, Internet Filtering systems, Phishing exercise product, etc.

  • Daily activities include

    • Reviewing various monitoring tools
    • Reporting findings at daily status meeting
    • Resolving any vulnerabilities found
    • Monitoring Security Blogs for recent incidents


  • CISSP and other security certifications a plus

  • Good knowledge of network and server architecture and protocols

  • Full understanding of the OSI model

  • Scripting is a plus

  • Hands on experience with Windows and Cisco administration is a plus

  • Familiar with the COBIT framework

  • UNIX (HP-UX or Linux) knowledge is a plus

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Able to work weekends/evenings for maintenance and emergency work as needed

  • Always on call for security incidents

  • Manufacturing, Chemical company or Industrial Control System experience is a plus

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure


    Bachelor’s degree in computer in IT Security and/or Cyber Security.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an office.  Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.  May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators.  Travel up to 25% including air travel or auto travel.