Executes Information Security Network Monitoring and Incident Response procedures and contributes to continuous improvement of those procedures.
Works as part of the ITS Security team to monitor existing security controls implemented within the Universityâ™s IT infrastructure. Â
Ensures that established controls remain in place to meet regulatory requirements, controls are operating as expected, and monitors the output of the controls on a regular basis for events of interest.
Identifies changes needed to controls as part of ongoing change management activities. Â
Investigates events of interest to determine if security incidents have occurred.
Reports security incidents to supervisors.
Administers information security systems, including improvements to detection and response capabilities as well as updates, backups, and upgrades.
Monitors Configuration and Vulnerability Management procedures.
Works as part of the ITS Security team to implement and monitor vulnerability management procedures. Â
Works with systems, applications, and vendors to ensure the regular configuration and vulnerability scans are conducted on the organizations IT infrastructure. Â
As configuration changes and vulnerabilities are discovered, ensures that these items are tracked and sent to the departments for mitigation and remediation.
Follows up with departments to ensure timely responses, and updates tracking system once tickets are closed.
Reports configuration and vulnerability statistics to supervisors weekly.
Consults, advises, and provides security assessment services to application development or acquisition projects to assess security requirements and controls and to ensure that security controls are implemented as planned.
Researches security issues and contributes to IT Security communications, web pages, blogs, and awareness materials.
Participates in a wide range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access.
Promotes an institutional perspective and fosters professional achievement of self and colleagues.
Works on specific projects as indicated by the supervisor or team leader.
Researches, recommends, and implements changes to procedures and systems to enhance data systems security.
Communicates with users to understand their security needs and supports the implementation of procedures to accommodate them. Ensures that user community understands and adheres to necessary procedures to maintain security.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree in computer science, information security or related field.
Minimum two years of professional experience in information technology.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Background with system administration of Linux/Unix systems or Microsoft Windows systems.
Proficient with programming or scripting languages such as Perl or Python.
Expertise with incident detection and response frameworks and tools.
An understanding of TCP/IP networking and related networking concepts.
Diagnose complex technical problems.
Preferred Competencies Â
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially in conveying technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
Handle multiple tasks and substantial deadline pressure.
Respond to changing priorities and operate effectively in a dynamic environment.Â
Exhibit a willingness to assume additional duties.Â
Seek the guidance of immediate supervisor prior to beginning an unfamiliar assignment.
Handle emergency situations and infrastructure maintenance outside of normal business hours.
Standard office environment.
Participate in evening and weekend on-call rotations.
Cover Letter (preferred) Â
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