Operations Security Specialist

Department : Security

Division :

Job Type : Full Time

FLSA Status : Exempt

Location : Flowood

Supervisor : Senior Manager of Operations Security

Position Purpose:

The primary purpose of this position is to conduct the daily activities related to maintaining the security and integrity of the Lottery. These activities include auditing processes and systems to ensure their compliance with security requirements, reviewing security logs and reports, providing support for incident response and vulnerability management, and assisting with gaming security processes.


Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities:

The following duties are normal for this job and should not be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Assist in creating and documenting Lottery Security procedures
  • Research new attack methods and vulnerabilities to assess impact to the MLC’s security posture
  • Review logs and reports for indications of anomalous or suspicious activity
  • Audit cloud services, devices, and software configurations to ensure compliance with established benchmarks
  • Audit user and group roles and permissions for lottery and gaming vendor systems
  • Assist with vulnerability scanning, reporting, and remediation
  • Provide support for incident response and investigation
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of lottery systems and related security controls
  • Conduct Guaranteed Low End Prize Structure (GLEPS) testing of instant ticket games
  • Provide support for high tier ticket validation when needed
  • Perform and document scheduled audit activities related to MUSL Rule 2 compliance
  • Monitor vendor incident reports to ensure timely reporting of issues
  • Prepare monthly vendor Liquidated Damages Report

Education and/or Experience:

Associates Degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information Technology or Networking required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

 

A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in computer operations, systems analysis, software development, business analysis or data analysis is required.  Must be able to understand technical concepts and possess strong analytical skills. Familiarity with Microsoft technologies and security standards a plus.  Good communication and documentation skills.  Advanced PC skills – MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and SharePoint.

 


 

Other Qualifications:

Must be able to travel intra-state using company vehicle.  Must always maintain a valid Mississippi Driver’s License.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; demonstrate dexterity, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

 

The characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Benefits:

• Personal Time Off (PTO)
• Floating Holidays
• Employee Medical& Dental Insurance
• Retirement Plan(401(a) & 457)
• Business Casual Dress
• Continuing Education
• Professional Environment
• Competitive pay
& much more!


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