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Information Security Advisor

Company: Alliance Data
Location: Plano
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

Job Summary

The Advisor, Information Security is responsible for consulting as part of Card Services Information Security regarding security related aspects of business initiatives, projects, applications, databases, and other system environments across the various lines of business. This person is expected to champion processes and technology as a subject matter expert in various areas. This position works closely with teams across the organization to help provide superior protection to Card Services information assets.

Job Description

Essential Job Functions

Cyber and GCC Risk Assessment and Advisement - Provide cyber and general computing control risk assessment and advisory services to business and IT constituents related to new development efforts, significant changes to IT systems and infrastructure, and IT vulnerability management. Produce risk assessment and advisory reporting to ensure risks are adequately recorded and tracked to resolution, acceptance, or transference. Monitor the cyber landscape for emerging threats and their potential impact (risk) to the organization using threat modeling analysis tools and resources. Utilizes planning and organization tools to develop project/action plans. Meets deliverable deadlines as directed.

Cyber Security Tooling and Processes - Possess intermediate knowledge of company Cyber Security Tools and affiliated operational processes. Utilize knowledge when advising to determine residual risk of identified threats or control weaknesses. Champion the use Cyber Security Tooling through education and awareness of constituents.

Regulatory Requirements and Control Frameworks - Foundational knowledge of regulatory bodies and corresponding compliance requirements including, but not limited to: PCI-DSS, SOX, GLBA, CCPA, GDPR. Intermediate knowledge of control frameworks including, but not limited to: FFIEC Examination Handbooks, NIST 800-53, ISO 27001. Foundational knowledge of Cyber Security Maturity Frameworks such as NIST-CSF and FFIEC Cyber Assessment Tool.

General Information Technology- Intermediate to advanced knowledge of IT tools and practices including, but not limited to: Networking, LDAP Directories, Vulnerability/Patch Management, Change Management, Incident Management, Server and Desktop Management, Mainframe Technologies, Encryption and Key Management, Cloud Architecture and Computing, Software Application General Computing Controls, Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, Software Development Lifecycle, Access Management, and Cyber Security Tooling.

Metrics and Presentation Skills - Ability to produce meaningful and actionable metrics through data analysis. Conduct data analysis exercises using Excel Pivot Tables, Microsoft Access Queries, and other data driven analysis tools. Produces presentations at various levels of abstraction dependent on intended audience using Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Visio, or equivalent tools. Intermediate to expert English writing skills expected.

Human Relations - Ability to diffuse problematic situations and manage through conflict resolution. Utilizes soft skills such as: Selective Agreement, Reflective Listening, Voice Inflection, and Empathy. Ability to take complex concepts and break down into laymen's terms or analogies that help with other's understanding. Viewed as an enabling partner that provides options or information when saying no to business or IT requests. Seen by leadership and peers as creditable, trustworthy and respectful. Utilizes subject matter expertise to guide and coach less experienced team members.

Reports to: Manager, Information Security

Working Conditions/ Physical Requirements: General office environment

Direct Reports: None

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent education
  • Four or more years in Information Security, IT Audit, Risk Management
  • One or more field related professional technical certifications (CISSP, CISA, CISM, Security+)

Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Networking or Information Technology
  • Certifications: One or more field related professional technical certifications (CISSP, CISA, CISM, Security+)


Bachelor's Degree


Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) - Issuer, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) - The Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Inc., Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - International Information System Security Certification Consortium

Work Experience

Four or more years


Application Security, Database Fundamentals, Information Security, Information Technology (IT) Risk Management, Information Technology Auditing, NIST 800-53, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Penetration Testing, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)

About Alliance Data Card Services

Alliance Data Card Services provides market-leading private label, co-brand, general purpose and commercial credit card programs, digital payments and Comenity-branded financial services. Using the industry's most comprehensive and predictive data set, advanced analytics, and broad-reaching capabilities, Alliance Data Card Services has been helping partners increase sales and provide greater value to their customers for more than 30 years. Follow Alliance Data Card Services on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

About Bread

A division of Alliance Data, Bread is a leading digital payments company that works with merchants and partners to personalize payment options for their customers. Through its full-funnel recommendation engine, Bread empowers merchants to sell more, improve conversion and lift average-order-value. Follow Bread on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Alliance Data Card Services and Bread are a proud part of the Alliance Data enterprise, a FORTUNE 500 and S&P MidCap 400 company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio with more than 8,000 associates worldwide.

  • Alliance Data offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive selection of benefit options including 401(k).

  • All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of credit and background checks.

  • Alliance Data is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Alliance Data will provide accommodations to applicants needing accommodations to complete the application process.

  • Any applicant offered employment will be required to establish that they are legally authorized to work in the United States for Alliance Data.

  • Alliance Data participates in E-Verify.

  • Alliance Data will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal and credit histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

  • Alliance Data complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, and all applicable state/local laws. Applicants with disabilities may contact Alliance Data to request an arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact the Recruiting Team at

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Information Technology

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Keywords: Alliance Data, Plano , Information Security Advisor, Other , Plano, Texas

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