• Information Security Specialist

    Job Locations
    US-CA-San Francisco
    Information Security
  • Overview

    First Republic is an ultra-high-touch bank that provides extraordinary client service. We believe that one-on-one interactions build lasting relationships. We move quickly to serve our clients’ needs so that their financial transactions are handled with ease and efficiency. Client trust and security are paramount in our line of business. Ultimately, our goal is unsurpassed client satisfaction which will lead to personal referrals – our number one source of new business. We recognize that our competitive advantage starts with our people and our culture. At First Republic, we work hard and move quickly as a very coordinated team. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and contribute in a fun, fast-paced environment, First Republic is the place for you. We have exceptional people focused on providing extraordinary service.


    The Information Security Specialist will be responsible for scheduling and visiting FRB clients and business managers to perform desktop and/or laptop security assessments. The Information Security Specialist will perform a security assessment of the target computing system and provide immediate feedback to the business manager or client with recommendations, if any, for improving the security posture of the target computing environment.


    Additional responsibilities include information security event monitoring and incident response.


    • Provides desktop and laptop security assessments for FRB clients by: scheduling through the appropriate channels client desktop / laptop security assessments.
    • Manages schedule and must be punctual to ensure that FRB client assessments are performed at the scheduled time and within the allocated time.
    • Arranges schedule to ensure that any travel is minimized and cost effective.
    • Reviewing and adjusting (with the client’s authorization) Operating System (OS) level security settings (e.g. firewall settings, antivirus settings, patch and OS update settings), application security settings (e.g. Browser based security settings, e-mail client settings), and network security settings (e.g. wireless router configurations).
    • Assists in marketing of the security assessment program.
    • Makes recommendations to modify marketing of the program based upon feedback received from bankers and the clients.
    • Provides eDiscovery and forensics services in support of the FRB eDiscovery and forensics program.
    • This includes acquiring data from custodians in a forensically sound manner, documenting all steps involved in the search and retrieval of electronically stored information (ESI).
    • Monitors the Security Incident and Event Monitoring (SIEM) system and responding to, documenting, and resolving information security incidents as defined in the Incident Response Standards and Procedures.
    • Provides support for the FRB Access Review Program, which is a process whereby application user rights are reviewed on a regular schedule with the business owner.


    • BS in Computer Science or equivalent.
    • Security certifications highly desirable (e.g. CISA, CISSP, and/or GCIH).
    • Knowledge of anti-virus, anti-spam and operating systems security configurations and vulnerabilities.
    • Ability to assess and interpret security logs and events and provide remedial actions to remediate issues or make appropriate recommendations.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to interact with FRB clients in a professional and articulate manner.
    • Superior documentation skills.
    • Must be well-versed in MAC and Windows Operating System (OS) environments and applications, Active Directory, various authorization and authentication mechanisms/software, TCP/IP networks.
    • Ability to design, resource, conduct, status, and complete projects independently, with minimal supervision.

    Mental/Physical Requirements:

    • The ability to learn and comprehend basic instructions; understand the meanings of words and respond effectively; and perform basic arithmetic accurately and quickly.
    • Vision must be sufficient to read data reports, manuals and computer screens.
    • Hearing must be sufficient to understand a conversation at a normal volume, including telephone calls and in person.
    • Speech must be coherent to clearly convey or exchange information, including the giving and receiving of assignments and/or directions.
    • Position involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.
    • Must be able to travel in a limited capacity.


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