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Southern Company Cyber Security Analyst in Birmingham, Alabama

Cyber Security Analyst


Purpose: This position supports the Southern Company Operational Technology (OT) information security program to ensure the company’s information assets are adequately protected. The incumbent will collaborate with Generation and Power Delivery utility and commercial business units to define and implement business security requirements and goals, and to identify and resolve business security issues. The position also supports information security compliance programs in response to regulations such as NERC, FERC, FACTA, PCI, as well as other state, local, and federal security requirements.

Education / Experience:

  • Possess a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of information security methodologies, tools, technologies and best practices and how they relate to the organization

  • Ability to understand technical information security issues/concepts and effectively communicate to senior management.

  • Strong cyber assessment skills required to adequately convey and remediate information security vulnerabilities.

  • 3 years’ experience in positions directly related to cyber security assessment, information security, information technology, and/or consulting expertise

  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Cyber Security or related field

  • Cyber Security certifications highly preferred (CISSP, CISA, CISM, GIAC)

  • Industry certification a plus (CCNA/CCNP/ACE/PCNSE)

  • Valid state driver’s license

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a subject matter expert in specialized aspects of information security and emerging and advanced technologies

  • Supports the OT enterprise in all aspects of information security administration; trusted to handle confidential situations and data; conducts investigations and analysis as directed

  • Consults with TO and business units on the purchase and/or design of complex and/or strategically significant information security projects, emerging technologies, or technology-related services before they are implemented

  • Analyzes OT business unit data to protect against vulns and counsel business units on consequences.

  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams responsible for information systems security to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data stored, processed and transmitted

  • Engages with TO and business units to evaluate and implement security process for critical infrastructure and key resources

  • Coordinates with corporate security to ensure cohesive security plans, coordinate audit and compliance efforts, and to identify blended physical and cyber attacks

  • Provides governance and oversight to business unit security activities to ensure compliance with all corporate information security policies and procedures

  • Establishes and executes program updates as necessary to adapt to the changing terrorist threat as well as local, state, and federal security requirements.

  • Assists in the ongoing development of Southern Company's security architecture focusing on OT to identify areas of opportunity and partner with architects to research alternatives and recommend solutions


  • Experience with Cisco and Palo Alto network and security infrastructure

  • Experience with information security regulation as it applies to the energy and electric utility industry

  • Experience with technical security solutions (Splunk, Cisco, Palo Alto, VMware, End Point Security, Security management tools)

  • Ability to prioritize work and complete assignments with little direction

  • Ability to think outside the box by providing innovative, creative solutions to complex issues

Additional Information:

  • Must be able to pass background requirements

  • This position requires frequent (up to 25%) travel to office locations. Overnight travel is expected.


Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Information Technology

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SCS2008442

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