H&R Block Security Analyst-Risk Response in Kansas City, Missouri



Security Analyst-Risk Response

Job Description:


As a developing professional in the area of security, responsible for partnering with the business and technology to understand both current and future business needs impacting security. Defines, documents and assesses security requirements for moderately complex business or technology initiatives. Accountable for maintaining the security and integrity of data, including ensuring programs meet H&R Block security policies and guidelines, identifying and understanding risks and developing and following up on mitigation plans. May seek guidance from more experienced security associates on more complex security concerns.

Provides counsel to the business on security best practice, regulatory and legal compliance, contributing to a security culture and mindset.


  • Work with departments to identify and categorize areas of information risk involving member information, confidential data, IT systems and processes.

  • Provides security-based risk assessments of moderately complex business and technology sponsored projects and initiatives, including engagements with third parties.

  • Evaluates security controls and identifies risk, developing and following up on mitigation plans. May seek guidance from more experienced security associates when security issues become complex.

  • Assist in gathering risk related data from internal and external resources.

  • Direct and coordinate efforts to formulate risk mitigation plans based on the findings in the assessments.

  • Track, measure, and report on the status of risk mitigation efforts based on the mitigation plans.

  • Produce and provide reports and presentations that outline findings, explain risk positions and recommend changes.

  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures to integrate risk management practices into daily operations.

  • Recommend ways to effectively manage or reduce information risk.

  • Contributes to a security mindset and culture by communicating and reinforcing the organization’s mission, values and philosophy in security.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis Information Security/Assurance, Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline or the equivalent through a combination of education and work experience.

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in information technology or business analysis.

  • Minimum of one-year experience in information security.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and effectively manage multiple projects.

  • Ability to build and maintain high credibility with all business partners.

  • Strong verbal, written communications and task management skills.

  • Ability to document and explain technical details clearly and concisely.

  • Strong analytical problem resolution skills with the ability to react quickly.

  • Proven self-starter and willing to accept additional responsibilities as position expands.

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One H&R Block Way


Kansas City