Cybersecurity Audit Liaison Specialist

at Merck in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job Description

Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, in accordance with applicable law.

Our IT team operates as a business partner proposing ideas and innovative solutions that enable new organizational capabilities. We collaborate internationally to deliver the services and solutions that help everyone to be more productive and enable innovation.

We are seeking an energetic, forward thinking professional to join our Information Technology group in our IT Risk Management and Security organization. This position will be part of the Cybersecurity Engineering Client Services team and will be the frontline liaison between cyber security engineering and the audit teams.

Primary Responsibilities:

+ Participate in audit meetings, pick up the audit evidence requests which are the responsibility of Cybersecurity Engineering teams and collect the required evidences from Cybersecurity Operations or Cybersecurity Engineering teams.

+ Work with the audit lead to foster engagement between auditors and the the cyber security technical teams.

+ Work closely with Operations, Engineering and Audit teams to define the audit requests in a meaningful way.

+ Respond to audit requests in a timely manner.

+ Review and share evidence and responses with auditors.

+ Coordinate audit triage and follow-up requests.

+ Adopt audit best practices for protecting company data while engaging with internal and external auditors.

+ Assess audit evidences and provide status updates to leadership team.

+ Maintain the Cybersecurity Engineering audit tracker by recording all incoming audit demand.

+ Help expand the Client Services team audit function to incorporate new audit support for emerging technologies.

+ Gain appropriate approvals for audit evidence collected.


+ Bachelor’s degree.

Required Skills:

+ 1-3 years experience with Cybersecurity audits.

+ Very strong attention to detail and ability to coordinate and follow-up on multiple tasks simultaneously.

+ Strong interpersonal, networking, influencing, and relationship-building skills and the ability to navigate cross-culturally with wide array of stakeholders, internally and externally.

+ Practical experience with using Agile principles.

+ Understanding of Visio architecture diagrams.

+ Basic understanding of Identity and Access Management frameworks, Networking architectures, Data and System Protection software, Cloud topologies and Application Security principles.


+ Certification in information security.

+ Understanding of NIST standards and applicability in large scale environments.

+ Experience with JIRA software.

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.


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If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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Requisition ID: R138659

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Job Posting: JC192619275

Posted On: Sep 17, 2021

Updated On: Sep 24, 2021