Analyst, Cyber Security & Risk - Generation

Vistra Corporate Services Company
Remote friendly

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Job Summary

The Analyst for cyber security and risk will implement, support, and maintain security tools and processes to protect the Vistra power generation fleet. They will address security and operational issues that effect the generation of electricity at high-value plants, map vulnerabilities and threats to applications and infrastructure associated with high-value generation assets, as well as perform risk assessments to quantify inherent risk, identify mitigating controls and provide residual risk values associated with those controls. The Analyst, will effectively develop relationships with the plant staff, building trust and confidence and support the operational activities of the generation fleet to enable the safe, reliable, regulatory compliant and cost effective operation.

Job Description

Key Accountabilities

Assist with providing support for the security tools protecting the generation fleet.
Assist with maintaining the health of all security tools.
Resolve problems that adversely affect the security or operations.
Identify risks that could effect the security of the generation fleet
Provide assistance on projects to ensure they are deployed within performance, cost, and schedule targets without disrupting power production.
Support metrics and processes that track the status of security and security tool effectiveness and health.
Maintain positive relationships with plant teams, vendors, governmental agencies, in order to promote cooperative working relationships.
Support technology key controls and compliance with regulatory requirements (i.e. ERCOT, NERC-CIP, etc.), and corporate technology management and internal audit requirements.
Participate in a departmental culture that fosters accountability for results while promoting the use of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Education, Experience, & Skill Requirements

0-3+ years experience in IT Security
Professional certification (e.g., CISM, CISA, CISSP), a plus.
Ability to learn quickly, be self motivated to improve knowledgebase and tackle new challenges.
Experience gained through college degree programs and/or certifications is applicable to above skills

Key Metrics

Fleet Security Metrics
% of security issues impacting generation
% of installed Security tools maintained healthy and current
% of planned work completed on time and on-budget
% of compliance controls completed on time
% of security alerts not addressed within schedule
% of identified issues without actions plans

This role is for an Industrial Control System Cyber Security Regional support representative for the Illinois and California power plants. Applicant will work on a team of individuals across a fleet of power generation stations to improve cyber security controls and the cyber security posture of industrial control systems. This will be accomplished through the implementation and maintenance of a variety of cyber security and monitoring tools. This includes administering firewalls and network infrastructure, establishing connections to monitor networking switches, supporting security efforts such as Patching/Antivirus/Backups/Identity Management, and working with OEM vendors to implement our security standards/tools. Travel to the plants is expected as necessary (up to 50%). The applicant will also be responsible for assisting in the continued development and maturity of our security tools and capabilities.
The ideal candidate would have strong hands-on technical skills and be able to pick up new technologies quickly. Experience in networking, workstations, and servers with multiple vintages of operating systems, primarily Windows and Linux (CentOS/Ubuntu/Debian/etc) is important along with the ability to work in the CLI and with APIs when necessary. The ability to explain impacts, work, and technical concepts to others in non-technical terms is important. For this role we would like to staff near Chicago or Collinsville,IL, and close Proximity to a major airport (30-45 minutes) is preferred. Prior industrial control experience is a plus.

Job Family

Information Technology


Vistra Corporate Services Company


State of Illinois


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