The Security Analyst is a member of the Information Security Office within the Office of Information Technology (OIT) for CMU. The Security Analyst's primary responsibilities are intrusion detection, response, investigation, correlation, analysis, and reporting, plus improvement and management of the university's security monitoring and alerting systems. This includes monitoring of the university's network traffic and critical IT infrastructure for anomalies and indicators of compromise, as well as the creation, development, and implementation of monitoring and alerting systems and processes that help detect, react to, and prevent malicious traffic within the environment, with a focus on reducing risk to university data, account holders, and IT assets. Secondary responsibilities may include other information security and information technology administrative activities including leading incident response, vulnerability management, risk assessment, investigations and legal discovery, penetration testing, firewall and IDS/IPS systems tuning, programming, scripting, and automating, data loss prevention, standards development, security awareness, end-point security consultation, web and application security, compliance activities, etc.
Security Analyst I: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Assurance or related field (work experience in the occupational field or specialized subject area of the work assigned to the job may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the degree). Two years of full-time experience working in enterprise information technology support with above degree or six years of full-time experience without degree. Basic knowledge of security processes and procedures relating to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and information systems. Basic knowledge of information security risk assessment and management processes and standards. Basic knowledge and understanding of security concepts including malware, intrusion detection, risk analysis, and threat/vulnerability management. Basic knowledge of intrusion detection/prevention systems, SIEMs, and vulnerability scanners. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively and project a positive and professional attitude, and to work in cross-functional teams. Demonstrated ability to research and resolve complex technical issues. Demonstrated ability to manage timelines and deliverables, to create and manage task lists, and to meet work and project schedules as determined by others. Ability to analyze and produce reports on information security issues. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to work occasional weekend and evening assignments as well as availability to work during off-hours for participation in both scheduled and unscheduled activities, as required. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Security Analyst II All the requirements of Security Analyst I, plus: One additional year of experience working in enterprise information technology support. Demonstrated ability to lead projects of moderate scope and complexity. Experience with highly available databases and storage solutions. Knowledge of data loss prevention tools and processes. Strong familiarity with cybersecurity frameworks, controls, and organizations, such as NIST, CIS, and ISO.
Senior Security Analyst All the requirements of Security Analyst II, plus: Two additional years of experience working in enterprise information technology support. Develops consistent and timely documentation. Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects. Consistently demonstrates behavior that is consistent with CMU's values and leadership standards. Demonstrated consistent and outstanding reliability. Seeks out opportunities for improvements and develops realistic proposals for implementation. Advanced experience or knowledge in one or more scripting languages such as PowerShell. Proven ability to consistently perform above and beyond what is expected of a Security Analyst II.
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Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences. The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfil...ling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling. Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.