Information Security Engineer

Department: Information Systems

Location: Chicago, IL

Travel Requirements: N/A

Job ID:  335

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Description: The Information Security Engineer will engineer, implement and monitor a comprehensive set of security controls as a part of NFA's security strategy for the protection of NFA's computer systems, networks and data.


  • Contribute to the identification and definition of system security requirements and advise on the design of security monitoring infrastructure for on-premises and cloud solutions.
  • Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks.
  • Configure and troubleshoot security infrastructure devices and ensure proper operation of security processing routines.
  • Help establish and maintain processes to monitor network traffic for anomalous activity.
  • Apply INFOSEC best practices and principles to network protocols, architectures, equipment, services, standards and technology.
  • Monitor NFA's network, devices and computer systems for accuracy, consistency and/or abuse.
  • Develop security test plans based on system architecture, dataflow and hardware/software profile information.
  • Perform vulnerability assessments and application security evaluations utilizing recognized security assessment tools.
  • Vet new software or hardware configurations for compliance with established security standards.
  • Assist with the engagement and coordination of third-party security assessments.
  • Assist in the prompt investigation of security incidents and the isolation and remediation of those incidents pursuant to established procedures.
  • Inspect suspicious files to determine potential threats.
  • Perform malware analysis to understand origin and risk of potentially malicious code.


  • Two or more years of experience working in an information technology security capacity
  • College degree (e.g., Bachelor's degree in information systems or computer science) preferred
  • One or more information security certifications (e.g., GCIH, GCIA, GMON, CISSP, etc.) preferred

NFA is the industrywide, self-regulatory organization for the U.S. derivatives industry. NFA strives every day to safeguard the integrity of the derivatives markets, protect investors and ensure Members meet their regulatory responsibilities.


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