IT Security Engineer - Cyber Defense

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Hyde Park Campus

2010008 BSD - Data Security

About the Unit
The Division of the Biological Sciences (BSD) is the largest operating unit of the University of Chicago. It includes the Pritzker School of Medicine, approximately 20 academic units, degree-granting committees, and research centers and institutes. BSD is located on the University's main campus in Hyde Park, ten minutes south of downtown Chicago. BSD's patient care operations are conducted primarily at the University of Chicago Hospital and clinics, which share the same campus.

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Job Summary:

Under supervision, implement and operate security controls to minimize risk to physical and logical assets of the Biological Sciences Division (BSD) at the University of Chicago and continue to improve efficiencies for the management of all the BSD Information Security program elements in a consistent manner to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of BSD sensitive information. The Cyber Defense Security Administrator deploys security defense technology, manages existing security infrastructure and responds to cyber security incidents.


  • Monitor organizational assets and security defenses for cyber security risks
  • Analyze log data, using a SIEM, performing traffic and data flow analysis to detect cyber attacks
  • Response and recover to security incidents using a standard workflow that limits damage and reduces recovery time and cost
  • Deploy and manage security infrastructure (Ex. LockPath, Qualys, QRadar, IBM BigFix and Casper)
  • Facilitate lessons learned for security incidents and root cause analysis for operational deficiency with security infrastructure (e.g. system outages etc)
  • Develop security incident response playbook and standard operating procedures

  • Ability to respond to changing priorities, and operate effectively in a dynamic demand-based environment, requiring extreme flexibility and responsiveness
  • Ability to weigh business needs against security concern
  • Ability to conceptualize a course of action and to organize for the successful completion of that action critical, often under tight deadlines
  • Ability to present information in a consistent and concise manner
  • Ability to communication in a personally effective and socially appropriate manner

Additional Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in a related field such as Computer Science, Information Science and Security OR four (4) years of substantial related professional experience
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) or CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) preferred

  • Basic knowledge of cyber security with one or more of the following security frameworks, FISMA, HIPAA, NIST
  • Basic knowledge in Information Technology with a focus on cyber security
  • Basic knowledge of one or more of the following technologies: LockPath, Qualys, QRadar, IBM • • BigFix and Casper
  • Basic knowledge in handling incidents and responding to cyber threats
  • Basic knowledge in performing server and application administration
  • Basic knowledge with data communication concepts and network/software configuration management
  • Direct experience providing customer service

Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 3/24/2018
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