Information Security Analyst- Professional Technologist 3 14486
Information Technology Services (ITS) at West Virginia University is seeking applications for an Information Security Analyst (Professional Technologist 3. 700). This position is a key member of the Information Security Services team responsible for the coordination of scans and completion of remediation plans for network vulnerabilities, web application vulnerabilities, securing sensitive information, removal of viruses or malicious software, and addressing security in Office 365. This position will also provide varied technical support for Information Security Services' governance risk and compliance system and Defend Your Data information security awareness program.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Independently and as part of a team, maintain WVU's information security program. Ensure WVU's IT environment is secured according to established policies, procedures, standards, and applicable federal and state regulations. Conduct information security assessments of vendor-hosted and on-premise applications and information systems. Develop and maintain security controls throughout WVU's IT environment. Support remediation plans for any non-compliance issue(s). Develop, manage, and maintain a defined set of standard operating procedures supporting these efforts.
Serve as an application administrator for the systems that support WVU's information security program focusing on conducting security scans and supporting remediation plans. These systems include vulnerability scanning, securing sensitive data, antivirus, and encryption.
Prepare and develop technical documentation covering interpretation of information security rules and regulations, along with flow charts and logic diagrams in following industry best practices. Develop and maintain documentation and logs to support remediation plans. Complete service requests associated with WVU's Defend Your Data security awareness program and monitor/address any issues that come into the Defend Your Data email account
Evaluate information security tools and processes as instructed by the Assistant Director of Information Security Services. Recommend and implement approved improvements to information security systems, policies, procedures and standards.
Bachelor's degree required.
Computer Science, Information Security or a related discipline preferred.
Four (4) years' experience of progressively responsible experience in current technology in a complex organization; or any equivalent combination of education, certifications and experience that provides the incumbent with the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the job.
Three (3) years working in information technology
Two (2) years working in/ with information security
One (1) year working with information security assessments, remediating information security vulnerabilities, and addressing information security incidents
One (1) year leading or participating in information technology projects
One (1) year experience working within higher education preferred.
Under general / minimal direction, follow documented information security processes.
As directed, research information security topics, tools, techniques, and threats.
Learn procedures for handling service requests and incident resolution.
Participate in change management processes
Prioritize information security issues and work on multiple service requests concurrently. Monitor, update, respond to, and resolve existing service requests.
Log, update, and monitor service requests with vendors, and monitor vendor communities, e.g. listservs and forums to identify and discover opportunities for improvement in WVU's security posture.
Perform root cause analysis of information security events to determine cause, severity, and remediation steps.
Analyze information security issues and provide resolutions utilizing available tools and resources.
Strong understanding of NIST cybersecurity framework, specifically 800-171, and operational implementation of controls.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact at all organizational tiers, skill levels, and technical backgrounds.
Strong communication skills in English, both oral and written.
Demonstrated ability to prepare technical documentation and justify approach used, resolve complex issues, explain and/or train staff on technical features of an application or process, and the ability to express technical information to non-technical users as well as gather information from them relating to system development to meet their business rules.
Demonstrated ability to work and communicate in challenging situations.
Demonstrated ability to logically reason, analyze, and solve problems. Ability to define procedural problems, collect and evaluate data, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative recommendations.
An information security certification, e.g. from CompTIA, Cisco, or GIAC is preferred but not required.
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Mar 3, 2020
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 200922
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.
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