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IT Security Analyst - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Materials Inc




Job ID:  155003


CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, cement, asphalt, readymixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America.  Our operations span North America with 24,100 employees at close to 1,300 locations in 44 US States and 6 Canadian provinces.


Position Overview


Reporting to the IT Security Manager of the CRH Americas Materials Group (CRH AMAT), the IT Security Analyst is the first line of defense for identifying, responding to, and helping remediate Security incidents, as well as providing security expertise and assistance for CRH security teams across the globe.  This position will be located in the Atlanta headquarters.

The ideal candidate will be engaged, enthusiastic and SHARP. They will be experienced and energetic but calm under fire, and thrive in a busy, changeable environment. They will be keenly observant and extremely well-organized, with meticulous attention to detail. They will be highly motivated and action oriented, as well as intellectually curious and passionate about what they do. They will be someone who enjoys finding clues, following bread crumb trails, and solving puzzles. They will be someone who wants to help build a successful program, to drive change and innovation, to make a difference.  The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills as well as a customer service focus. 


It is the job of the IT Security Analyst to identify, respond to and help remediate security incidents at CRH AMAT. The IT Security Analyst will be responsible for searching, corroborating, interpreting, and exporting log and event data for incident response and security-related operations. The IT Security Analyst will work closely with the IT leadership and decision makers in other departments in order to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective security solutions for all aspects of the organization. The IT Security Analyst will work collaboratively with information security professionals across other US and global divisions of CRH (CRH AMAT’s parent company).


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


  • Maintain the strict confidentiality, integrity and professional behavior expected of a Security Professional 
  • Identify, respond to, and assist with the remediation of security incidents, intrusions, malware infections, etc. at the local, national or global level as needed
  • Document and draft professional quality incident reports for all appropriate incidents
  • Maintain current and relevant knowledge of existing, changing and rising threats in business, network and security landscapes
  • Research new and existing vulnerabilities and threats for business impact and solutions
  • Direct, document and manage implementations of new security solutions
  • Manage and maintain a variety of security systems and monitoring consoles as required
  • Take action to maintain compliance to security standards and policy, escalate non-compliance in a timely and effective manner
  • Maintain current and relevant knowledge of common security standards and practices and current events
  • Participate as an effective contributor in global and regional security working groups, conferences, programs of work and projects as required






  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer-related discipline; or equivalent professional experience, with 7+ years of experience in implementing, and managing enterprise wide technical solutions for information security in large distributed enterprise environments;
  • 3+ years in dedicated IT Security role
  • One or more current Security certifications or the ability to earn one within first year of hire (CISSP, GCIH, etc.)
  • Significant security incident investigation experience 
  • Strong knowledge of Windows OS, logs and events required
  • Forensic investigations, litigation holds, sandbox experience, required
  • Experience with Cisco products a plus
  • Experience with Splunk a plus
  • Python scripting skill is a plus
  • Systems administration experience is a plus
  • Network administration experience is a plus


Work Requirements


  • Ability to travel up to 25% as required by the business


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Strong understanding of IT Security Management principles and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgement and decision making
  • Keenly observant with meticulous attention to detail
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, and situational analysis mindset
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Specific Technical knowledge
  • Excellent oral & written communication, listening and presentation skills
  • Strong technical documentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to conduct research into security issues, standards, and products as required
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language for a non-technical audience
  • Highly self-motivated and action oriented
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Able to communicate clearly with others by telephone and in person.
  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, email communication, and preparation of documents and presentations.


Work Environment


Usually, normal office working conditions. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 


  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • The position will require work outside of normal business hours.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


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CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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