The Information Technology (IT) Services group is a strategic practice unit within GBQ that serves internal and external GBQ clients at each of our locations. The Associate Security Analyst/Senior will participate in assessment projects, report writing and controls implementation. Our ideal candidate is an experienced IT professional whose career includes a broad range of hands-on experience working within a professional IT environment with some security responsibility. We serve clients throughout the Midwest with a majority of our clients located in Ohio or surrounding states.  Focus on four major initiatives established by the Firm: Profitability, Practice Growth; Client Focus; and Brand Culture/Development.


  • Serve the IT Services group as the lead security tools technologist.
  • Implement vulnerability management tools and other technical safeguards in client environments
  • Cybersecurity and Network Security Vulnerability/Penetration Assessments, safeguard and system selection research, technology assessments.


  • Team player and deadline oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and set workload priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Complete assignments within established budget for assigned areas.
  • Achieve charge hour budget and minimum billable hours as set by Firm.
  • Participate in “approved” non-client initiatives to improve firm administration.
  • Consistently utilize all firm and department software efficiently.

Practice Growth:

  • Represent firm and build relationships by participating in outside activities.
  • Develop and demonstrate strong leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Client Focus:

  • Ability to provide outstanding client service
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to perform technical scans for infrastructure vulnerabilities using commercially available tools
  • Flexibility with travel and hours
  • Work in partnership with other team members and client personnel to help ensure efficient flow of information from client to IT Services/Audit team.
  • Comprehend new, complex issues and perform basic research to solve complex problems.

Brand Culture/Development:

  • Exemplify Brand Attributes of the Firm.
  • Comply with all policies and procedures of the Firm
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and address conflict with peers.
  • Consistently seek feedback on performance from superiors and enhance and develop professional and technical skills.

Work Experience and Education:

  • College graduate or non-degree candidates with relevant military or work experience
  • Prefer 1-3 years of progressive IT experience in a professional environment with an exposure to cyber security operations.
  • Awareness of security laws, regulations, guidance, policies and directives would be helpful
  • Familiarity at least one control framework (e.g. NIST, ISO, CIS, etc.)
  • Must be technically proficient in performing their assigned duties with minimal supervision while also working within a team environment
  • Experience with:
    • Vulnerability management and patch management processes and tools
    • Malware and eradication
  • Working knowledge in the following technical domains:
    • TCP/IP, UDP, DNS, FTP, NetBIOS, and other protocols.
    • Understanding of Linux, UNIX, Windows, and mobile operating systems
      Network services, vulnerabilities and attacks
    • Exploits and vulnerabilities
    • Programming and shell scripting
  • Strong analytical skills required; must be detail-oriented with an ability to develop and apply complex concepts
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills required, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel (Access and Visio a plus)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
  • Some travel required

Organizational Relationships:

  • Associate Security Analyst/Senior will report directly to a Performance Manager who will provide any necessary guidance relative to administrative issues or work performance through the formal evaluation process.

Special Requirements:

  • Flexibility with travel and hours
  • Reliable transportation for on-site client work.


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