Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

  • Information Security Intern

    Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
    Job ID
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The Information Security Intern shall be responsible for supporting the information security agenda for ISS, with a primary focus on cybersecurity along with a secondary focus of local business continuity coordination.  As part of the Information Security Office, this role will work closely with other technology groups. ISS will provide flexibility to work around class schedule (20 - 40 hrs/ week).


    • Gain/leverage familiarization with, and perform administration for, ISS’ Security Tools and Technologies from Intel Security (formerly McAfee):
      • Anti-Malware solution 
      • Intrusion Prevention Systems – Network-based
      • Intrusion prevention Systems – Host-based 
      • Web Gateway (and URL Filtering)
      • Email Gateway
      • Endpoint Protection Suite
      • Security Information and Event Manager (SIEM)
      • Reporting and Metrics
    • Operational Activities
      • Administer Intel Security’s SPAM protection utilities contained within the Email Gateway; configure sender and domain blacklists, maintain tracking for all reported emails.
      • Administer Intel Security Web Gateway (URL Filtering); manage whitelist modifications, reporting and metrics.
      • Coordinate and perform reporting and monitoring functions on the Security Information and Event Manager (SIEM) in place within the ISS enterprise.
      • Create security baselines for workstation, desktops, network devices and database technologies. Audit assets for adherence with the documented baselines.
      • Monitor security vulnerability repositories and relevant security news websites for relevant bugs and news items.
      • Coordinate appropriate updates to the local business continuity plan from a business and technology perspective.
    • Other appropriate duties as assigned to drive forward progress for the firm.


    • Knowledge and interest in Physical Security and/or Cybersecurity experience
    • Knowledge and interest with McAfee email gateway, web gateway, SIEM, anti-malware and other tools is preferred.
    • Understanding establishing and monitoring information security controls and ISO Stanards.
    • ISO 27001 experience is preferred
    • Certification(s) such as CISSP, CISA, CISM preferred
    • Have a high-level of risk intelligence and security awareness
    • Have strong analytical, organizational, and decision-making skills
    • Have strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to interface and coordinate work efficiently and effectively with ISS personnel in locations around the globe.
    • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

    ISS Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy/maternity leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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