Senior IT Security and Audit Specialist in Lenexa, KS at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 9/26/2019

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At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.

Quest is seeking someone to join the IT Security team to work with internal and external customers to address IT Audit and assurance related requests in the areas of IT and IT security. As a Senior IT Security and Audit Specialist, you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you will have the opportunity to collaborate and affect change while expanding your leadership skills and technical knowledge. You can make a real impact in a market that is growing and developing.

Senior IT Security and Audit Specialist – the role:


The Senior IT Security and Audit Specialist will be primarily responsible for responding to, coordinating and managing IT Security audits from our clients and regulators.


Job responsibilities:

  • Work with internal, regulatory and client auditors to facilitate IT audits and assessments. Receives audit findings, and manages the collection of responses and remediation plans with owners.

  • Act as a liaison between IT and other areas of the business to provide guidance on IT Security program level policy and control requirements

  • Effectively report and communicate results and appropriate corrective action to varying levels of management.

  • Maintain an awareness of existing and proposed security-standard-setting groups, state and federal legislation and regulations pertaining to information security. Identifies regulatory changes that will affect information security policy, standards and procedures, and recommends appropriate changes.

  • Responds to and provides oversight, management and support of IT related contractual documents, such as contracts, Request for Proposals, Statements of Work

  • Reports to IT management concerning risk, vulnerabilities and other security exposures, including misuse of information assets and noncompliance.

  • Collaborates on IT projects to ensure that IT security issues are addressed throughout the project life cycle.

  • Works with the IT department and members of the IT security team to identify, select and implement policies, standards and controls.

  • Fully understand security policies, standards, processes and procedures, and supports service-level agreements (SLAs) to ensure that security controls are managed and maintained.

  • Participate in the execution of risk assessment activities, analyzing the results of audits (performed by other groups) to produce recommendations of acceptable risk, and recommend risk mitigation strategies. Ability to handle internal and external client needs with exceptional customer service skills.

To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Excellent verbal, organization, written, presentation, time management and collaboration skills

  • Training in IT Security, Risk Assurance or IT Audit methodology strongly desired

  • Relevant certifications a plus: CRISC, CISA,

  • BS/BA degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience required

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Join us for competitive benefits and development opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment. Help us improve our service, and the experiences of our patients and colleagues. Work with us and together we can be better.

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All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.

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