Cyber Security Operations Analyst

Stony Brook, NY
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Cyber Security Operations Analyst-1700460

Required Qualifications: (Evidenced by an attached resume)

Bachelor's degree. In lieu of the Bachelor's degree, four [4] years of directly related full time experience supporting, installing or designing IT systems, or a combination of higher education and experience totaling four [4] full-time years may be considered. Three [3] years of full-time experience supporting, installing or designing IT systems. Experience collaborating with an information security group. Strong understanding of current Windows, MAC OS and/or *Nix platforms. Proficient with network infrastructure terminology and technology. Ability to analyze problems and to formulate and design solutions. Experience creating processes and documenting procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree. Additional years of experience supporting, installing or designing IT systems. An active cyber security certification. Experience tracking down infected computers, working with staff to resolve security issues, and supporting other cyber security functions. Experience in a cyber security focused position or department. Knowledge of servers, switches, routers, firewalls, VoIP or wireless technologies. Knowledge of open source or commercial network monitoring, security or configuration software packages. Defensive cyber security skills, such as system hardening, malware detection and removal, network packet analysis, host or network firewall configuration, or vulnerability analysis and detection.

Brief Description of duties:

Serve as one of the primary points of contact between the Division of Information Technology and any incoming threat, vulnerability and incident intelligence from multiple internal and external sources. This position’s main focus will be on the day to day operation and response to cyber security related incidents and activities, to include, implementing security-related technologies, educating campus personnel and collaborating directly with students, faculty, staff, and affiliates. Incumbent must have outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.

Experience building positive relationships based on trust, predictability, and communication and a clear willingness and desire to learn and grow professionally and technically.

  • Manage Tickets: Track down and resolve security incidents. Open incident tracking tickets, and remediate pending tickets, ensuring they are expeditiously addressed and resolved. Create processes to prevent or resolve incidents rapidly. Work closely with stakeholders and our managed security services vendor to close issues. Involved in event triage, incident response and other reactive daily activities.
  • Threat Monitoring: Monitor the campus computing environment for current and emerging security threats, identifying trends and deciding which threats require further investigation. Prioritize focus and response based on risk, statistics and root cause.
  • Documentation: Document procedures used in a repeatable format, analyze current operational procedures and continually make procedure improvements.
  • Cyber Security Tools: Support, implement and research security-related technologies, such as two-factor authentication and vulnerability scanning.
  • Information Security Program: Provide strategic input and support to the Information Security Program through ongoing participation in related working groups, and contributing to the campus’ efforts to comply with information security policies, regulations and industry frameworks.
  • Evidence Collection: Assemble digital information in support of legal discovery efforts. Make forensics quality backups of disk drives, email and other digital media. Visit University business locations to copy or obtain computers, phones and other media in a timely and diligent manner.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and department mission.

Special Notes: This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption. Weekend and evening work may be required.

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About Stony Brook:

Long Island’s premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine represents Stony Brook University’s entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, the five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 603 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children’s, with more than 160 pediatric specialists, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632- 6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632- 6350. It can also be viewed on line at the University Police website at

Official Job Title: Lead Programmer/Analyst
Job Field: Information Technology
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: DoIT - Information Security Team-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 AM - 5:00 PMDoIT - Information Security Team-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Apr 11, 2017
Posting End Date: May 21, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with experience within the range of $70,000-$85,000
Salary Grade: SL3


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