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Senior Security & Controls Analyst - 2863 in Houston, TX at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

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Job Description


The Senior Security Analyst will manage and administer the Cybersecurity of the Westlake computing environment including desktops, servers, printers, and network infrastructure equipment.  Provides advanced technical direction and in-depth assistance resolving Cybersecurity vulnerabilities.


  • 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
  • Monthly activities include

    • Scanning network for vulnerabilities
    • Recommend critical security patches
    • Privileged user access reviews


  • CISSP required.Other security certifications a plus

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

  • Several years of hands on experience with Windows and Cisco administration

  • Excellent understanding of the latest security exploits

  • Strong knowledge of network and server architecture and protocols

  • Able to resolve security issues using a network monitor to observe traffic at the packet level

  • Full understanding of the OSI model

  • Familiar with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

  • Scripting is required

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

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

  • Always on call for security incidents

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure


    Bachelor’s degree in computer related field and/or 7 years or more of practical Cybersecurity experience.


    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.