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Information Security Specialist

U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

At U.S. Bank, we’re on a journey to do our best. Helping the customers and businesses we serve to make better and smarter financial decisions and enabling the communities we support to grow and succeed. We believe it takes all of us to bring our shared ambition to life, and each person is unique in their potential. A career with U.S. Bank gives you a wide, ever-growing range of opportunities to discover what makes you thrive at every stage of your career. Try new things, learn new skills and discover what you excel at—all from Day One.

Job Description

The U.S. Bancorp Global Security Operations Center is responsible for the continuous monitoring of cybersecurity threats and responding in real time to analyze and properly disposition those events. The Information Security Specialist is responsible for independently performing operational monitoring and triage of security alerts generated from tools including network and endpoint intrusion detection tools such as NDR, NIDS, HIDS, firewall, network, and system/event logs. Actions are guided by Standard Operating Procedures and activities will require minimal direction/oversight from management.
This role has multiple levels, open to candidates with 6 months+ - 3 years of experience. The successful candidate will be hired for the level of the position that aligns with their experience.

The role offers a hybrid/flexible schedule, which means there’s an in-office expectation of 3 or more days per week and the flexibility to work outside the office location for the other days at one of the following locations:

  • Cincinnati, OH


  • Utilize IDS, SIEM, SOAR, Endpoint Detection & Response, etc. to monitor the network of U.S. Bank
  • Identify, analyze, and respond to security incidents
  • Research security events and incidents to provide details and recommendations
  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) to perform internal and external escalations
  • Review incidents to assess their urgency and escalate if necessary


  • High School Diploma or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in information technology and/or information security and compliance
  • Understanding of financial industry legal, regulatory and compliance requirements for information security


  • Common ports and services
  • IPv4 and IPv6 basic packet structure
  • HTTP methods (GET/POST)
  • DNS resolution
  • Common malware strategies (recon, exploit, callback)
  • Types of Security Threats
  • MITRE ATT&CK Framework
  • 2 Years I.T. experience (System Administration, Network Administration, Pen Tester, Security Administrator, etc.)
  • Fundamental networking, TCP/IP understanding
  • Strong analytical skills
  • 1st/2nd shift flexibility
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least one Industry accepted security certification.
  • 1+ years’ experience working in a Security Operations Center

If there’s anything we can do to accommodate a disability during any portion of the application or hiring process, please refer to our disability accommodations for applicants.


Our approach to benefits and total rewards considers our team members’ whole selves and what may be needed to thrive in and outside work. That's why our benefits are designed to help you and your family boost your health, protect your financial security and give you peace of mind. Our benefits include the following (some may vary based on role, location or hours):

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)

  • Basic term and optional term life insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • Pregnancy disability and parental leave

  • 401(k) and employer-funded retirement plan

  • Paid vacation (from two to five weeks depending on salary grade and tenure)

  • Up to 11 paid holiday opportunities

  • Adoption assistance

  • Sick and Safe Leave accruals of one hour for every 30 worked, up to 80 hours per calendar year unless otherwise provided by law

EEO is the Law

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants can learn more about the company’s status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal KNOW YOUR RIGHTS EEO poster.


U.S. Bank participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program in all facilities located in the United States and certain U.S. territories. The E-Verify program is an Internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Learn more about the E-Verify program.

The salary range reflects figures based on the primary location, which is listed first. The actual range for the role may differ based on the location of the role. In addition to salary, U.S. Bank offers a comprehensive benefits package, including incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase 401(k) contribution and pension (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Pay Range: $83,810.00 - $98,600.00 - $108,460.00U.S. Bank accepts applications for this position on an ongoing basis.