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FirstBank is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Security Analyst

Territory: Nashville, TN

This position administers the enforcement of corporate, regulatory, and risk management policies and assists in developing, implementing and maintaining corporate information security standards, technologies, processes, and procedures. This position coordinates, administers, monitors and maintains security infrastructure. This includes, but is not limited to, intrusion prevention systems, content filtering systems, SIEM and event management systems, Antivirus, and vulnerability assessment programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Implement products and services as required to maintain compliance with existing, new, or changing regulations and auditing recommendations.
  • Administer security policies to control access to resources observing least privilege.
  • Manage and maintain patch installation for operating systems, software applications and hardware
  • Manage and maintain security systems including firewalls, virus protection systems, Web/Email filters, computer forensic systems, and network and host-based intrusion prevention systems
  • Create and maintain security documentation
  • Protect systems by defining access privileges, control structures, and resources.
  • Work closely with technology and compliance teams for troubleshooting security related problems as well as identifying and implementing security strategy.
  • Monitor server logs, firewall logs, intrusion detection logs, and network traffic for unusual or suspicious activity, and make recommendations based on those findings,
  • Research attempts to compromise security posture and recommend solutions.
  • Assist in user awareness training as needed
  • Design, implement, and report on security system activity, and perform end-user activity audits
  • Work with vendors to arrange for upgrades, updates, patches and replacements on software and hardware
  • Assist with 3rd party due diligence as pertains to cybersecurity best practices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Additional Information:

  • Position serves both internal co-workers and external customers.
  • Access to and / or works with sensitive and / or confidential information.
  • Exhibit a working understanding of banking industry regulatory compliance including FirstBank- specific policies and procedures, applying knowledge and best practices as appropriate.  

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.

Education: A Bachelor’s degree or 7 years of related experience.

Experience: 3+ years relevant user administration and Privileged Access Mgmt systems

Certifications & Licenses: Information Security certifications are preferred (e.g. CEH, OSCP, GSEC/GCIH etc.) or obtained within 6 months of hire.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Risk Management – Ability to perform information systems audit, identity access management, and/or information security.
  • Business Mathematical Skills - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rates, ratios, and percentages and to draw and interpret graphs.
  • Moderate Computer Skills - Frequent use of electronic mail, word processing, data entry, spreadsheets, graphics, etc. Ability to create, maintain and incorporate simple functions into documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations to support business objectives.
  • Strong Communication and Collaboration- Regularly uses complex oral and written skills. May train others in functional areas, interact with others and make presentations to department or middle management.
  • Moderate Independent Judgement - Results are defined; sets goals and determines how to achieve results with few or no guidelines to follow; supervisor/manager provides broad guidance and overall direction.
  • Varied Business Problems - Problems are varied and complex, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation. Problems are solved using knowledge and skills, general precedents and practices, and may collaborate with other operating areas.


  • 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit for extended periods of time; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift, push, pull and/or move up to 20 pounds. Repetitive motion of upper body required for extended use of computer. Required specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


  • Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.
  • Works in well-lit, ventilated and climate controlled office environment with routine office equipment; some equipment has moving mechanical parts.
  • Noise level in the work environment is moderate and typical for a retail banking environment.
  • Minimum overnight travel (up to 15%) by land and/or air. 

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