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Senior Information Security Analyst

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Oeiras, Portugal Full time R1372672

Oeiras, Portugal| Portugal

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The role presents a dynamic opportunity to ensure the secure operation of the IQVIA global information technology (IT) infrastructure and processes through operating and maintaining our security safeguards while providing input to the continual improvement of the enterprise IT security design and configuration. This role plays a significant part in our Global Information Security team and will provide an excellent opportunity to liaise with key external and internal stakeholders locally while strengthening our Information Security function.
You will be part of a global structure partnering with the IT community and business teams and delivering an ongoing IQVIA Global Information Security program. You will contribute to success of the Information Security Operations work stream through operation of advanced technologies that enable system reliability for business development, and providing adequate protection against the threats to information systems and in particular, the data assets.

You will also find yourself working together with other IQVIA Information Security team members, and liaising regularly with stakeholders at IQVIA, including members of CIO organization, Global and Regional Business Units teams. This is an opportunity to join and progress with a forward thinking department.
This role will provide the Forensics and Investigation services and support Legal, HR and Privacy teams. The primary responsibilities are:
•    Contribute to effectiveness of the Information Security Operations team by providing expert analysis and input to incident identification, response, resolution, and post-incident investigations
•    Provide Information Security advisory services to Legal, HR and Privacy teams
•    Support Security Investigation activities
•    Identify and analyze logs and evidence
•    Secure and preserve evidence, both physical and logical
•    Cooperate with internal and external stakeholders to support global Forensics and Investigation process
•    Propose and implement improvements to the landscape of technical security safeguards, including technologies, systems and associated processes and procedures
•    Develop and document operational procedures and metrics in relation to activities carried out by the team
•    Utilize information security technical safeguards and associated procedures, analyzing output and producing relevant management information reports for further improvements in the security safeguards landscape, including vulnerability assessment and threat intelligence
•    Operate information security system components including firewalls, endpoint detection and response, intrusion prevention, malware and data leakage prevention, vulnerability management, access control, event monitoring and other

Required skills and experience
•    Experience in Cybersecurity, Information Security, Risk Management, IT Controls, Security Operations Center or other related area is mandatory
•    Experience in information technology related positions with working knowledge of IT infrastructure, networks, databases, processing systems, web applications, mobile technology, cloud, big data and virtualization
•    Working knowledge of cybersecurity principles, algorithms, protocols and technologies supporting encryption, authentication, access control, information systems attack patterns, intrusion detection, and network security
•    Working knowledge of IT governance frameworks and standards such as CobiT, ITIL, ISO27001
•    Experience in working with automated network and application security vulnerability scanners
•    Commitment in delivering significant value to organization as a trusted advisor
•    Excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate across countries and cultures
•    Excellent team player and collaborator
•    Attention to detail
•    Ability to work under own initiative, and enthusiasm to drive through change and multi task
•    Ability to exercise high level of confidentiality when dealing with highly sensitive information
•    Experience of estimating and planning work effort including managing risks and issues in relation to delivery of work
•    Commitment to ongoing professional development

•    Bachelor degree in computer science, computer engineering, or information technology
•    Minimum 3 years of related work experience
•    At least one of the following certificates: EnCE or GIAC (GCFA, GCFE, GNFA) and CISSP or CEH
•    An ITIL or project management certificates are not required but beneficial
Additional Requirements
The position may require occasional domestic and international travel of approx. 15%.


IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. We believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. Learn more at

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