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IT Cybersecurity Analyst

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Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: West Des Moines, IA, US, 50266

Company: Sammons Financial Group



Sammons® Financial Group’s (SFG) member companies offer some of today’s most sought after life insurance, annuity, and retirement planning products. Unlike most financial organizations, our companies are not publicly traded, which means we’re focused on long-term value rather than short-term earnings pressures. As a privately held company, our leaders and employees remain consistently focused on long-term growth, making decisions that allow us to deliver on our commitments to customers, distribution partners, our employees, and our communities. Individually, our companies provide value in the products and services they offer. Together we represent a history of strength and longevity. 


Here is what you can expect when you join SFG:


  • A Casual dress code which includes jeans. 
  • A rich company culture driven by private ownership and intentional leadership that inspires employees to engage in our healthy, high-performing and values based culture.
  • Healthy balance between work and personal lives.  Friday afternoons off all year long, competitive PTO and generous number of paid holidays. 
  • Great benefits including medical, dental, vision, wellness plan, charitable giving programs, education assistance… to name a few!
  • ESOP- A generous 100% company funded retirement plan. 


Here's what you can expect as the IT, Cybersecurity Analyst.

Responsible for implementation, management, and monitoring of cybersecurity and identity and access management (IAM) processes and technologies. Provides expertise in the conduct of risk management and risk assessment.  and administration of cybersecurity and identity and access control (IAM) tools and technologies. Provides the first line of defense in identification and remediation of security incidents and vulnerabilities. The Cybersecurity Analyst role enables the Company to effectively identify important data and operations, manage protection technologies, respond to security events and incidents, and support recovery operations. The Cybersecurity Analyst will work and communicate with various stakeholders throughout the enterprise. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in a technology field and 3+ years working in cybersecurity, an Associate’s with 5+ years of experience in cybersecurity, or 8+ years of experience in cybersecurity.
  • Broad knowledge of Information Security concepts and how these concepts apply to the business.
  • Strong knowledge of IT, information security, and information risk management domain areas such as Information Systems Security, Systems Development Lifecycle Methodology, Testing Methodologies, Back-up and Recovery, Risk Management, Risk Assessment, Data Retention and Recovery, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Leadership and Communication, and Security Awareness.
  • Expertise in one or more areas of IT to include systems administration, networking, or application development.
  • Knowledge of information security tools.
  • Knowledge of malware concepts and experience working with one or more host endpoint protection technologies
  • Solid knowledge and experience with IT security aspects of operating systems, directories, databases, collaboration tools, web server configurations, and networks.
  • Relevant certifications preferred: e.g., Security+, CSA+, SSCP, GSEC
  • Must demonstrate the ability to act independently within the context of corporate and divisional goals, using tact and good judgment.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.



Nearest Major Market: Des Moines

Job Segment: Risk Management, Finance

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