IT Security Analyst or Senior IT Security Analyst (A1700148)

Location
Champaign, IL
Posted
Mar 16, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


IT Security Analyst or Senior IT Security Analyst

Office of the CIO
Technology Services at Illinois
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Technology Services at Illinois is the provider of campus-wide computing, networking, communications technology, and instructional technology services supporting academic and research activities of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Our mission is to provide a strong, agile, and customer needs-oriented organization by providing cost-effective, value-added IT services and solutions.

Technology Services has 2 openings available for IT Security Analyst and/or Senior IT Security Analyst. These positions are primarily focused on the proactive and reactive systems and response to cybersecurity attacks on the campus and University systems and computing resources. This includes analyzing and responding to attacks and developing defensive measures as well as handling data breach incidents and system compromises. Both the minimum requirements and desired qualifications will be considered in choosing the most qualified candidates. These positions reports to the Assistant Director, Privacy and IT Security Infrastructure who reports to the Chief Security and Privacy Officer.

Primary Position Function

Respond to and handle cybersecurity attacks upon the University. Analyze and respond to attacks, compromises, and breaches. Proactively develop defensive security measures and capabilities. Handle information security incidents and other adverse information security events.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Use forensic, incident response, and process expertise to respond to and investigate system, service, or network attacks and breaches.
  • Work in one or more of the following domains including but not limited to Data Security, Digital Forensics, Incident Response and Analysis, IT Systems and Operations, Network Security, Systems and Applications Security or Vulnerability Management.
  • Apply professional information security knowledge, skills, and abilities with supervision on projects and programs.
  • Work with IT Security Engineers to plan and build proactive defenses, automation, and event detection into the University IT infrastructure.
  • Work with local, State, and Federal law enforcement as well as with University staff on personnel and other investigations involving regulated private information.
  • Maintain a professional expertise by attending outside seminars/courses and thorough review of published literature.
  • Participate in team discussions to formulate new or enhance existing processes, policies, and standards.
  • Review existing procedures and practices with operational staff across the University and implement University standards and industry best practices for security.
  • Provide excellent quality of Customer Service on behalf of the IT Security Office.
  • Set and manage customer expectations through partnership with Technology Services Service Center.
  • Advocate for Technology Services clients in service planning and deployment across the organization.
  • Resolve customer satisfaction issues.
  • Understand the overall processes and procedures of the organization and make recommendations in the continual improvement of those processes and procedures, providing for management analysis and recommendations on continual improvement.
  • Work non-traditional hours and respond to on-call requests in a 24 x 7 service environment.


In addition, Senior IT Security Analyst Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Represent the security office in collaborative initiatives.
  • Draft procedural documentation.
  • Generate analysis documents for technical security issues and present to both technical and mid to higher-level executive leadership audiences.
  • Participate and manage internal and University meetings.
  • Participate in team discussions to formulate new or enhance existing processes, policies, and standards. Drive discussions as needed to represent the incident response or forensic functions.
  • Collaborate with peers to complete complex technical solutions with limited supervision.
  • Review existing procedures and practices with operational staff across the University and implement University standards and industry best practices for security.


Organizational Chart

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

Chief Information Officer
Chief Security and Privacy Officer
Assistant Director, Privacy and IT Security Infrastructure
IT Security Analyst and/or Senior Security Analyst

Position Requirements and Qualifications

Education

Bachelor's degree.

Preferred Education

Bachelor's degree in related field.

Experience - IT Security Analyst
  • One or more years in an IT security role or IT support role with significant security responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following domains Data Security, Digital Forensics, Incident Response and Analysis, IT Systems and Operations, Network Security, Systems and Applications Security or Vulnerability Management.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Individuals will be required to submit to a background examination.
  • Demonstrated ability in effective communication and collaborating in a high performance team environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service.
  • Experience functioning in diverse workgroups.


Experience - Senior IT Security Analyst
  • Two or more years in an IT security role or IT support role with significant security responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following domains Data Security, Digital Forensics, Incident Response and Analysis, IT Systems and Operations, Network Security, Systems and Applications Security or Vulnerability Management.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Individuals will be required to submit to a background examination.
  • Demonstrated ability in effective communication and collaborating in a high performance team environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service.
  • Experience functioning in diverse workgroups.


Preferred Experience - IT Security Analyst
  • One or more years of experience in an academic campus IT environment.
  • Experience working with or for a dedicated IT security office.
  • Experience working with IT Security Incident Response.
  • Experience performing malware analyses.
  • Experience performing vulnerability scans in a professional environment.


Preferred Experience - Senior IT Security Analyst
  • One or more years of experience in an academic campus IT environment.
  • Experience working with IT Security Incident Response.
  • Experience performing malware analyses.
  • Experience performing vulnerability scans in a professional environment.


Knowledge Requirements - Senior IT Security Analyst
  • Familiarity working with a Security Event Management product.
  • Familiarity with security event triage
  • Familiarity with enterprise forensic tools.


Preferred Knowledge Requirements - IT Security Analyst
  • Familiarity working with a Security Event Management product.
  • Familiarity with security event triage.


Training Requirements - Senior IT Security Analyst
  • Completion of at least one information security certification is required after working one year.


Preferred Training - IT Security Analyst & Senior IT Security Analyst
  • GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, CISSP, CEA, MCA, CCSA, CISA or similar certifications highly desired.


Appointment Status and Salary

This position is a regular, full-time, twelve-month academic professional appointment and includes salary and a benefits package (24 vacation days, 12 sick days, health, dental, vision, SURS retirement). For other University provided benefits, please go to: https://nessie.uihr.uillinois.edu. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. There will be no relocation costs included in this package. Applicants should have a current, valid legal authorization to work in the United States. The start date will be as soon as possible after the close date.

To Apply

For full consideration, applications should be received by March 29, 2017. Interviews and hires may take place before the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration.

Please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload in one file a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references including address, telephone, and email information. The online application will require names and contact information for the three professional references. Three letters of recommendation will be required for Search Finalists. Employment requires a criminal background check. For further information about this position, please contact Lori Oakes at TechSvc-HR@mx.uillinois.edu or call (217) 333-4222.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).



Organization Name: Technology Services - CIO
College Name or Administrative Unit: Office of the CIO
Category: Academic Professional
Open Date: 03/15/2017
Close Date: 03/29/2017

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