Information Security Specialist

  • Competitive
  • Greenwich, CT, USA Greenwich CT US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Interactive Brokers
  • 20 Apr 18 2018-04-20

Information Security Specialist

Company Overview

Interactive Brokers LLC, a subsidiary of Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBKR) is a direct access electronic broker catering to the needs of professional and frequent traders, institutional investors, financial advisors, and introducing brokers. Our clients have access to more than 120 market centers in 26 countries from a single account. We are the lowest cost provider of brokerage services and the largest U.S. electronic broker based on daily average revenue trades executing over 800,000 trades per day.[i]  Our employees are part of a dynamic, multinational, fast-paced, results-oriented team working to provide our customers with state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and sophisticated risk management tools.
[i] Figures as of  January 1, 2018. Information on the company can be found at

Job Description and Responsibilities

Interactive Brokers LLC is is looking to hire an Information Security Specialist to join our cybersecurity team. The ideal candidate will 3-5 years of Information Security and/or Technology Risk Management experience.
- Identify security gaps, vulnerabilities and weaknesses in systems, networks and applications
- Conduct security risk assessments both at the enterprise and system levels
- Develop and maintain a security risk register
- Track risk remediation activities
- Evaluate security policies, standards and procedures, and suggest improvements
- Conduct third-party security risk assessments
- Respond to clients' inquiries into the firm's security posture
- Evaluate existing security controls and participate in specifying and developing of new controls
- Assist in security incident response activities
- Lead and/or participate in security awareness and training initiatives


- Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
- 3-5 years of Information Security and/or Technology Risk Management experience
- Working knowledge of risk management methodologies
- Familiarity with common security frameworks and standards, including NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO/IEC 27001:27013, CIS CSC, PCI DSS
- Prior experience in at least one of the following:
- Application development
- Network engineering or operations
- System administration
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Superior analytical abilities
- High degree of self-motivation and initiative
*Figures as of September 30, 2017. For more information about Interactive Brokers visit