Cybersecurity Analyst in Northlake, IL at Empire Today

Date Posted: 6/22/2020

Opportunity Snapshot

Opportunity Description


Empire Today has been a leading provider of installed home improvements for 60 years. Empire offers the largest in-stock selection of flooring in the United States. Convenience, quality, and selection make Empire stand out.  With Empire Today, homeowners and business customers can get quality Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Tile, Vinyl Flooring, and Window Treatments from top brands they know and trust. And because Empire warehouses thousands of products, customers can get the right product, professionally installed when they need it, as soon as the next day.

Empire was founded in 1959 and provides service to more than 70 metropolitan areas in the United States. With more than three million satisfied customers, Empire Today is dedicated to its mission of Making Beautiful New Floors Easy.

Business Area

Empire Today’s Information Technology team is responsible for managing our Network Infrastructure which allows our 70+ locations to interact as one company.  In addition to managing our Wide Area Network, our IT team also manages our office and call center Cisco telecommunications infrastructure, desktop technology, remote users (call center and sales), and all server and desktop-based application. Our IT Business Systems Team deploys and manage enterprise and leading-edge software systems that are part of Empire’s lead generation, sales, order fulfillment, warehouse and installation operations.  We leverage Cisco and Microsoft technology solutions to enable our business to be agile and react to fulfill key business objectives in a time sensitive manner, allowing us to serve our flooring and technology customers.


The position is responsible for implementing, deploying, & maintaining the Company’s InfoSec technologies.  The Cybersecurity Analyst will be responsible for the maintenance and auditing of the Company’s InfoSec Program which includes on-premise and cloud-based infrastructure.

  • Monitor for attacks, intrusions and unusual/unauthorized/illegal activity via SIEM and other dashboards
  • Monitor and respond to Phishing inquiries and Pharming activities
  • Investigate alerts and provide incident response & documentation for reporting back to team and/or management
  • Keep current on security standards, certifications, and technology & industry developments
  • Research/evaluate emerging Cybersecurity threats and methods to mitigate and manage
  • Understand and evaluate security threats and impact on organization
  • Identify potential weaknesses and implement measures, such as firewalls and encryption
  • Test and evaluate security products
  • Support management in maintaining Cybersecurity oversight of designated networks
  • Identify and mitigate network vulnerabilities & threats
  • Adhere to security policies for compliance and audit requirements
  • Maintain Endpoint security, Data Loss Prevention, IDS, and IPS systems
  • Test and administer patch rollout to all endpoints
  • Develop and perform ad hoc or scheduled IT Risk Assessment
  • Provide solutions to secure Attack Vectors within the Enterprise
  • Maintain documentation of security implementations for the organization
  • Maintain an organization-wide security awareness program


The successful candidate will possess:

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills along with solid interpersonal skills
  • Analytical nature which enjoys evaluating data, systems, & networks
  • Must be able to translate current defenses and threats into risk
  • Troubleshooting, problem-solving & logical analysis skills, as well as extensive experience with technologies in the following areas:
    • Systems & Networking
    • Antivirus, Antispam, Web Access Control, and Firewall Management
    • Packet Sniffers & Analyzers
    • Intrusion Detection & Intrusion Prevention
    • Encryption
    • Risk Assessment
    • Vulnerability Management & Mitigation
    • Cyber Forensic tools
  • Detailed oriented mindset able to differentiate minor anomalies from major incidents
  • Previous experience with SIEM, EDR, & endpoint management solutions
  • Must be able to anticipate information security risks and implement new methods to protect the organization’s systems and networks
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment


Employees are eligible for numerous benefits including:

  • Quick enrollment into our benefit plans.  Eligibility is first of the month following just two weeks of employment.
  • 401K Investment Plan
  • Medical Insurance with several plan options and a Health Savings Account to meet you and your family’s health needs.
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental Insurance – Twice a year visits at no cost.
  • Vision Insurance with materials coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical & Dependent Care
  • Wellness Program – A best in class program offering substantial awards payable right on your paycheck
  • Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Short Term Disability Coverage
  • Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays including Floating Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) that grows with years of service
  • Empire Perks – An employee discount purchasing program offering you great savings on the things you want.

The company conducts a background check and drug screen for all new hires. 

Empire Today is an equal opportunity employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills.

By Submitting your resume and application information, you authorize Empire Today to transmit and store your information in the Empire Today group companies’ world-wide recruitment database, and to circulate that information as necessary for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for this or other job vacancies.