Senior Cybersecurity - Penetration Tester at CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) (Hartford, CT)

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At CLA we create inspired careers.

We recognize that not everyone wants to grow their career in the same way. That's why CLA exists to create opportunities. We promise to know you and help you.

CLA, one of the nation's largest public accounting and professional services firm is currently seeking a Senior Cybersecurity Penetration Tester to support our clients within the IT & Cybersecurity Team in the West Hartford, CT or Boston, MA office.

What does an Inspired Career look like to you?
  • Does it include "Ethical Hacking" so you can challenge a business to improve its security effectiveness through pen-testing, web application testing, social engineering, Red Team exercises and vulnerability assessments?
  • Would you like working with wide variety of clients to help them solve their most complex cyber security challenges? Do you want to expand your skills to become a comprehensive cyber security professional and help clients identify governance, compliance and risk needs?
  • Do you do your best work when you are part of a team that is down-to-earth, technically talented and has access to the most sophisticated technology to fight cyber crime?
  • Does it include the resources, financial support and opportunities to continually build your brand and technical skills?


If this knocks the socks off your current job, it's time to Inspire your career and join the CLA family as a Cybersecurity Penetration Tester!

Here's what you'll do:
  • Network & Application Penetration Testing: Put your ethical hacking skills, problem solving, vulnerability and exploitation knowledge to use by evaluating, testing and scanning to determine weaknesses in client's IT operations, processes, systems and related controls. Identify unique issues specific to client's environment and present solutions based on your findings for business opportunities, risks and needs to the engagement teams.
  • Conduct Security Assessments: Perform a variety of internal and external technical assessments), review tactics and processes to protect organizations from threats, interpret findings to determine if systems and processes can appropriately react to threats, identify security settings that may need to be "hardened" and recommend a multi-layered approach to prevent attacks, including proper defense, relationships, communication and training.
  • Security Incident Response, Forensic Analysis, Tabletop Testing: Implement response procedures to identify, assesses the nature and scope of breaches and recovers critical systems and data, support and participate in forensic analysis activities, lead and participate in tabletop tests to help clients prepare for disaster events.
  • Thrive in a culture that is committed to knowing you and helping you create opportunities for your career, your clients and your community! You will be encouraged and supported to keep your technical skills sharp through continued research, attending security conferences, certifications and providing thought leadership.
  • Provide mentorship to the Associates on your team through training and reviewing their work.


Your experience includes:
  • 3+ years of experience and a Bachelor's or Associates degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field OR equivalent experience.
  • One or more IT Security Certifications or plans to obtain one, such as OSCP, GWAPT, GPEN, CEH, LPT, CPT, CEPT, CISSP, CISA, CISM etc.
  • Knowledge of network infrastructure hardware and software preferred, including firewalls, intrusion detection/penetration devices, and servers preferred.
  • Knowledge of IT control requirements associated with SOC, FFIEC, GLBA, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and PCI preferred.
  • Knowledge of security audit techniques, processes and services preferred.
  • Ability to deliver a high level of client service, including the ability to identify client needs and explain complex concept to non-technical audiences preferred.
  • The ability to travel approximately 50%. Monday- Wed/Thursday travel - no weekends

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CLA exists to create opportunities for our people, our clients, and our communities. We are a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) operates in the Fintech industry. CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) was founded in 2012. It has 6732 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 102 open jobs at CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen), click here.
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