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Date: Feb 6, 2023

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii (HI), US, 96813

Company: hawaiianel

We recognize our competitive advantage -- our people. We believe in our people, who share our vision of meeting the needs of our employees, customers, and communities and who carry out the continued success of the company.


Our employees are committed to the company's foundational values: integrity, excellence, teamwork, environmental stewardship, and community commitment. In turn, we invest in our employees, providing opportunities for challenge and advancement and offering a competitive compensation package.



The P EJ INFORMATION ASSURANCE Department of the P INFORMATION ASSURANCE Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 3 Management vacancy available. This position may be filled on Oahu, Maui, or Hawaii Island. (Role: )




  • Performs assessments of systems and networks within the network environment or enclave and identifies where those systems/networks deviate from acceptable configurations, policies, or guidance. Measures effectiveness of defense-in-depth architecture against known vulnerabilities.
  • Assists with risk assessments, and development of security architecture solutions and technologies.
  • Supports development of detailed proposals and plans for new information security systems and controls to enhance or enable new capabilities for network or hosted applications.
  • Conducts ongoing compliance reviews; assists in developing practices to ensure adequate information security and IT controls.



  • Performs information security risk assessments and recommends mitigating controls and solutions for IT and Operations Technology (OT) projects and applications, including proposals for externally hosted applications and new utility technology projects.
  • Assists with the system assessments for conformance with configuration control, policy, and guidance.   
  • Assists with program development and management for privacy, e-discovery, security awareness training, digital forensics, vulnerability remediation, and other security and compliance programs.
  • Performs miscellaneous administrative roles such as schedule development, information tracking, updating deliverables and other work assigned.
  • Supports the Company’s business continuity planning, IT disaster recovery planning, cybersecurity incident response planning and team (CS-IMT), with occasional on-call support.




Knowledge Requirements

  • Computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies. 
  • Risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
  • Cybersecurity and privacy principles and organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation). 
  • Laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy. 
  • Cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Cryptography and cryptographic key management concepts. 
  • Data backup and recovery concepts.
  • Host/network access control mechanisms (e.g., access control list, capabilities list).
  • Network access, identity, and access management (e.g., public key infrastructure, Oauth, OpenID, SAML, SPML). 
  • Traffic flows across the network (e.g., Transmission Control Protocol [TCP] and Internet Protocol [IP], Open System Interconnection Model [OSI], Information Technology Infrastructure Library, current version [ITIL]).
  • Programming language structures and logic.
  • System and application security threats and vulnerabilities (e.g., buffer overflow, mobile code, cross-site scripting, Procedural Language/Structured Query Language [PL/SQL] and injections, race conditions, covert channel, replay, return-oriented attacks, malicious code).
  • Network attacks and a network attack’s relationship to both threats and vulnerabilities.
  • System administration, network, and operating system hardening techniques.
  • Different classes of attacks (e.g., passive, active, insider, close-in, distribution attacks), 
  • Different cyber attackers (e.g., script kiddies, insider threat, non-nation state sponsored, and nation sponsored).
  • Different cyber-attack stages (e.g., reconnaissance, scanning, enumeration, gaining access, escalation of privileges, maintaining access, network exploitation, covering tracks, etc.).
  • Network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth). 
  • Specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses. 
  • Security models (e.g., Bell-LaPadula model, Biba integrity model, Clark-Wilson integrity model).
  • Ethical hacking principles and techniques.
  • Penetration testing principles, tools, and techniques.


Skills Requirements

  • Conducting vulnerability scans and recognizing vulnerabilities in security systems.
  • Assessing the robustness of security systems and designs.
  • Detecting host and network-based intrusions via intrusion detection technologies (e.g., Snort).
  • Mimicking threat behaviors.
  • Use of penetration testing tools and techniques.
  • Use of social engineering techniques (e.g., phishing, baiting, tailgating, etc.).
  • Use of network analysis tools to identify vulnerabilities (e.g., fuzzing, nmap, etc.).
  • Reviewing logs to identify evidence of past intrusions.
  • Conducting application vulnerability assessments.
  • Performing impact/risk assessments.
  • Developing insights about the context of an organization’s threat environment.
  • Collaborating with teammates and other employees.
  • Communicating effectively in writing and verbally.


Experience Requirements

Entry Level:

  • 1-3 years of experience in Systems administration, basic cyber analysis/operations, cyber threats, risk management, network management, IT system design, cloud deployment or wireless networking.
  • Associates Degree or equivalent work experience in Computer science, cybersecurity, information technology, software engineering, information systems, computer engineering.
  • Obtain within the first six month of employment one or more of the following Certifications A+ CE, CCNA-Security, CND, Network+ CE, SSCP, CCNA Security, CySA+ (CSA+), GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, CND, SSCP (Other certification will be considered).

Intermediate Level:

  • (4-7) years of experience information assurance, incident handling, risk management, vulnerability management and analysis, and assistance programs.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in computer science, cybersecurity, information technology, software engineering, information systems, computer engineering
  • One or more of the following Certifications A+ CE, CCNA-Security, CND, Network+ CE, SSCP, CCNA Security, CySA+ (CSA+), GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, CND, SSCP (Other certification will be considered).



Number of Vacancies: 3 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday

Work Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Lunch: 30 Minutes

Location: HECO Alii Place  – Oahu, Maui or Hawai'i Island

Hiring Range: The hiring range for the Information Assurance Analyst [Req ID 7563] position is 82,400.00 to 105,100.00. The person selected will be placed according to his/her skills and qualifications. The hiring supervisor is MELISSA A FELDMAN.


About Hawaiian Electric Companies
Hawaiian Electric Companies provide electricity and services to 95 percent of the state's 1.4 million residents. The company is also one of the state's leading employers and a major contributor and supporter of community and educational programs.


The demand for power that has fueled the growth of the Hawaiian Islands has been met by Hawaiian Electric Companies for well over a century. And as the next millennium unfolds, the company is committed to providing quality service and seeking clean local energy sources to power generations of Hawaii families and businesses to come. Visit us at


Interested individuals should apply online. The application must clearly indicate the demonstrated experience/knowledge/skills/abilities the candidate possesses which specifically qualifies him/her for the position.


Should there be no candidates with this experience, the company may consider applicants without such experience who meet the knowledge/skill requirements. If such a candidate is hired, he or she will initially be placed on a development plan commensurate with his/her education and experience level.


Applicant Certification
By submitting an application for the position, candidates:
1. Authorize the Hawaiian Electric Companies to confirm all statements contained in the application and/or any materials submitted and made a part of the application as they relate to the position and to the extent permitted by law;
2. Authorize and consent to, without reservation, the Hawaiian Electric Companies sharing any and all information regarding previous or present employment, educational training or personal information from their records and from any other source with the hiring department or subsidiary company;
3. Release, discharge, and hold harmless, Hawaiian Electric Companies, from any and all liability for any damage which may be claimed as a result of furnishing such information to the hiring department or subsidiary company;
4. Authorizes release and transfer of all personnel records to be maintained by the hiring company in the event of an inter-company transfer; and
5. Authorize, direct, and consent to Hawaiian Electric Companies and/or its authorized agents to conduct investigations into candidates' background. These investigations may include, but are not limited to searches for information about applicants; record of criminal convictions to the extent permitted by law, education records, professional certifications, personal character references, and employment history.


EEO Statement
Hawaiian Electric Companies is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. We actively seek diversity among our employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity/expression), ancestry/national origin, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws. We further encourage individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.


Hawaiian Electric Companies complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any request for reasonable accommodation needed during the application process should be communicated by the candidate to the HR Service Center at (808) 543-4848.


Affiliate Disclaimer
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, and Hawaii Electric Light (“Company”) are Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) regulated companies. The disclosure relating to Affiliate Transaction Requirements that follows is made pursuant to the PUC’s Decision and Order No. 35962, issued on December 19, 2018, and subsequently modified by Order No. 36112, issued on January 24, 2019 in Docket No. 2018-0065.

By submitting your application, you understand and acknowledge that, if you are hired by the Company and subsequently transferred, assigned or otherwise employed by an Affiliate, said Affiliate will be required to make a one-time payment to the Company in an amount up to twenty-five percent (25%) of your base annual compensation.  

In addition, if you are hired by the Company and subsequently transferred, assigned or otherwise employed by an Affiliate or an Affiliate-Related Entity, for a period of one year, you cannot appear in negotiations or otherwise interact directly with the Company or work on the same matter that you worked on while with the Company. 

Affiliate is defined as “any person or entity that possesses an ‘affiliate interest’ in a utility as defined by section 269-19.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”), including a utility’s parent holding company, except as otherwise provided by HRS section 269-19.5(h).”

Affiliate-Related Entity is defined as “a third party that provides electricity-related services in a regulated utility’s service territory that has a material financial, operational, or ownership interest with an unregulated affiliate of the utility and of whom the utility has reasonable knowledge.” 

For a current list of all Affiliates and Affiliate-Related Entities, please see:

This list may be amended, updated or revised from time to time without notice.  

Nearest Major Market: Honolulu
Nearest Secondary Market: Hawaii