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Cyber Defense Analyst for Markets, VP

Job Req ID 24757892 Location(s) Irving, Texas; O'Fallon, Missouri; Tampa, Florida Job Type Hybrid Job Category Technology
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About Citi:

As a bank with a brain and a soul, Citi creates economic value that is systemically responsible and in our clients’ best interests. As a financial institution that touches every region of the world and every sector that shapes your daily life, our Enterprise Operations & Technology teams are charged with a mission that rivals any large tech company. Our technology solutions are the foundations of everything we do. We keep the bank safe and provide the technical tools our workers need to be successful. We design our digital architecture and ensure our platforms provide a first-class customer experience. Our operations teams manage risk, resources, and program management. We focus on enterprise resiliency and business continuity. We develop, coordinate, and execute strategic operational plans. Essentially, Enterprise Operations & Technology re-engineers client and partner processes to deliver excellence through secure, reliable, and controlled services.

Trust is part of our DNA at Citi. As such, we take safeguarding our customer data very seriously. The Chief Information Security Office (CISO) is made up of deeply dedicated and talented colleagues who work together to ensure the safety of Citi’s and our clients’ assets and information. We manage information security as an end-to-end program – one with a clear mandate and accountability. Our mission is to continually execute and enhance a global security program that is fully anchored to modern control and security frameworks, fully aligned with the technology of the firm, threat-focused and data-driven, and deeply integrated across all Citi businesses globally.

Being talent-driven, we are focused on attracting, developing, and retaining diverse and inclusive talent with a high technical skill level. As a member of our team we will provide you with career development opportunities at all stages of your career. Our employees model a passion for protecting Citi and our clients and believe in treating others with dignity and respect.

Our commitment to diversity includes a workforce that represents the clients we serve globally from all walks of life, backgrounds, and origins. We foster an environment where the best people want to work. We value and demand respect for others, promote individuals based on merit, and ensure opportunities for personal development are widely available to all. Ideal candidates are innovators with well-rounded backgrounds who bring their authentic selves to work and complement our culture of delivering results with pride. If you are a problem solver who seeks passion in your work, come join us. We’ll enable growth and progress together.


The Cyber Defense Analyst is a technical cybersecurity expert with cyber operations skills to rapidly respond to the threat environment, make decisions and actions to protect our customers. Cyber Defense professionals work with technology areas to maintain an Information System ecosystem free from high-risk vulnerabilities and develop security services that are tailored for our businesses & clusters and protect our clients.

The scope of this position is the Markets Business and it requires close interaction with Cyber Security Operations units (ex: Security Operations Center, Cyber Security Fusion Center, Cyber Intelligence Center and others), Information Security Organization (ex: Cyber Risk Analysts, Cyber Architecture Analysts and Information Security Officers) and other stakeholders, like Application/Technology Managers, business Managers, Enterprise Resiliency teams, CSIS and others.


  • Work with Business/Tech staff on GEM, VTM remediation.

  • Execute Pre-production Security assessments​ and proactive risk reduction initiatives.

  • Work with Cyber Architects for design patterns for business-specific use cases​

  • Work with ISOs on CAP management

  • Support CSFC in identifying the business impact of Cyber events and drive business/tech related activities in Cyber incident response lifecycle​.

  • Support Cyber-Exercise Team in exercise planning, execution​ and Lessons Learned activities resolution​.

  • Drive Cyber awareness in business/tech and act as liaison between CFSC Client & Engagement (C&E) and business/tech in delivering client-centric products.

  • Participate and support Client meetings, tours, workshops​.


  • 6-10 years of relevant experience in Information Security

  • 2 years penetration testing experience

  • Experience in application security reviews, vulnerability assessment, or penetration testing

  • Strong technical skills and knowledge of IS principles

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office tools and software

  • Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication

  • Proven influencing and relationship management skills

  • Proven analytical skills


  • Bachelor’s degree/University degree or equivalent experience

Preferred Certifications:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.

In this role the Cyber Defense Analyst oversees 7 security functions for the Markets Business. Responsibilities include CVM (Vulnerability Operations), pre-production security reviews, proactive threat hunting (RED Teaming), security incident response, Cyber security exercises, and cyber intelligence partnership with Citi’s Cyber Fusion Center, Cyber Intelligence Center and Client Security Services.


Job Family Group:



Job Family:

Information Security


Time Type:

Full time


Primary Location:

Irving Texas United States


Primary Location Full Time Salary Range:

$125,760.00 - $188,640.00

In addition to salary, Citi’s offerings may also include, for eligible employees, discretionary and formulaic incentive and retention awards. Citi offers competitive employee benefits, including: medical, dental & vision coverage; 401(k); life, accident, and disability insurance; and wellness programs. Citi also offers paid time off packages, including planned time off (vacation), unplanned time off (sick leave), and paid holidays. For additional information regarding Citi employee benefits, please visit Available offerings may vary by jurisdiction, job level, and date of hire.


Anticipated Posting Close Date:

Jun 19, 2024


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