Hosted at Indiana University, the Research and Educational Networks Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) is an integral part of United States and research and education's strategy to improve security through proactive mitigation, information collection, analysis, dissemination, and response. The REN-ISAC services and products are specifically designed to support the unique environment and needs of higher education and research institutions while bolstering protection of the national cyberinfrastructure in partnership with ISACs from other critical infrastructure sectors.
Designs, develops, and implements more complicated information security software and systems to address security exposures and potential threats; evaluates, recommends, and implements vended security software.
Responds to incidents of information security breaches and participates on emergency response teams.
Develops and implements solutions to address more complicated information security vulnerabilities and threats; partners with information security analysts to ensure exposures and risks are avoided and/or addressed.
Documents solutions, including current intrusion methods and protections.
Provides advanced level of information security technical and practical consulting; makes recommendations on appropriate strategic security actions; performs digital forensic investigations as appropriate.
Researches and stays abreast of current higher education information security environment and trends; stays up-to-date on information security engineering best practices, tools, and approaches; disseminates information to team members and junior peers to promote best practices as appropriate.
Acts as point of escalation for response to information security incidents; may provide leadership for information security emergency response teams and/or for other information security projects.
Often provides guidance and support to junior peers.
Collaborates and participates in committees to share and improve information security practices across the university.
Specific departmental duties:
Designs, develops and maintains front-end member-facing UIs for REN-ISAC security services. Collaborates with other technical operations staff on continuous improvement of existing security services and UIs. Maintains documentation for security services and coding projects.
Participate in the scoping, design, development, deployment, and maintenance of new security services for REN-ISAC members including UI and infrastructure.
Works within a rotation with other technical operations staff to respond to security operations center (SOC) inquiries, issues, and notifications.
Interacts with various national and international entities (network operations centers, computer emergency/incident response teams, etc.) to service development, implementation, and information sharing activities.
Represents the REN-ISAC at a variety of national and international forums concerned with security and research networking.
Bachelor's degree (preferably in Computer Science or a related field.)
2 years of information security or related experience.
Experience in a higher education environment.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Professional security certification (GIAC, CISSP, CISP, CISM, etc.)
Proficient communication skills.
Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
Highly thorough and dependable.
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Windows or Unix-like operating systems.
Attention to detail in communicating technical issues and implementing solutions.
Mental discipline in conducting lengthy investigations.
Demonstrated understanding of technology operations and cybersecurity.
Ability to receive U.S. federal government security clearance. ??????
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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