IT Security Specialist


Strategic Staffing Solutions


Strategic Staffing Solutions is currently looking for an IT Security Specialist for a contract opportunity with one of our largest clients located in Detroit, MI!

Title: IT Security Specialist

Location: Detroit, MI (Hybrid/at least 1 day per week onsite)

Duration: 12+ Months

Role Type: W2 contract engagement

Engagement Description

  • Evaluate the design and operation effectiveness of Business/IT operations against the HITRUST CSF and identify areas of improvement
  • Interview SMEs, examine evidence documentation, analyze and perform testing
  • Learn the company functions/processes by conducting process walk throughs
  • Analyze root cause of issues, provide recommendations for process improvements and risk mitigation based on assessment findings
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to mitigate risks and ensure compliance with HITRUST CSF
  • Deliver effective and concise documentation that meets HITRUST quality standards
  • Prepare and provide reporting such as dashboards and metrics, on various areas of performance, issue analysis and assessment statuses
  • Utilize GRC tools to effectively manage assessment remediation plans and documentation
  • Serve as a HITRUST subject matter expert
  • Participate and provide support during audits, assessments, or other required third-party reviews.
  • Support initiatives/projects
  • Build relationships internally to foster a culture of teamwork and collaboration

Top 3 Required Skills/Experience

  • At least 3-5 years of work experience in Information Security, IT general controls, IT compliance, IT Assessments and/or IT audit experience as well as knowledge and understanding of governance, risk, compliance
  • Knowledge of security and risk frameworks, standards, best practices (e.g., HITRUST CSF, NIST CSF, ISO/IEC 27001, COBIT)
  • Self-starter with effective written and verbal communication skills along with strong critical thinking skills

Required Skills/Experience

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to tailor communication style to the audience at hand.
  • Experience in coordination and execution of the audit lifecycle, including evidence collection, review, observation tracking, management response collection and auditor relations and communication.
  • Strong demonstration of problem-solving and decision-making ability.
  • Experience working on testing of IT controls across systems, databases, applications and operating systems.
  • Strong ability to frame and deliver messages based on experience and level of the listener.
  • Strong critical thinking skills to actively pursue opportunities to develop and implement solutions to solve work problems. Must be able to solve problems, handle conflict, and make effective decisions under pressure with a highly professional demeanor.


  • Undergraduate university degree (4-year) preferred but not required.
  • Masters (e.g., MBA, MSIS, MIS, etc.) degree preferred but not required.
  • Five (5) years of combined IT experience to include two (2) years IT security work
  • Experience in Information Security, IT general controls, IT compliance, IT assessments and/or IT audit experience.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), CISA, CPA/CA, CISM or other equivalent professional certification preferred but not required.

The S3 Difference

The global mission of S3 is to build trusting relationships and deliver solutions that positively impact our customers, our consultants, and our communities.  The four pillars of our company are to:

  • Set the bar high for what a company should do
  • Create jobs
  • Offer people an opportunity to succeed and change their station in life
  • Improve the communities where we live and work through volunteering and charitable giving

As an S3 employee, you’re eligible for a full benefits package that may include:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Vacation Package
  • Life & Disability Insurance Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Job ID: JOB-234408
Publish Date: 12 Mar 2024

Tagged as: IT Security Specialist