IT Security Analyst I

Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 10, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
IT Security Analyst I

Position Summary

The IT Security Analyst I will become knowledgeable on WGU’s enterprise security systems including security incident event management and network intrusion detection. They will be involved in monitoring systems for security breaches, providing investigative analysis and initiating incident response plans. They will also engage in the support of other security focused tools and services and other duties as assigned. In addition, they may be asked to provide risk assessments, conduct forensics analysis, assist with data collection provide user training and other security related tasks.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Working with Senior IT Security and IT Security Engineers, assists with penetration testing, incident handling/digital forensics, continuous monitoring, intrusion detection/prevention)
  • Functions equally well in abstract, conceptual, and architectural work as in granular technical implementation and configuration work
  • Implement tools, processes, and communications that support information security initiatives
  • Participate in tactical projects as they arise to clarify and respond to identified security risks across different technical domains
  • Operate Information security tools and processes
  • Execute established security practices with consistency and discipline
  • Collaborate with engineers to implement standardized practices and follow routine processes to promote secure systems
  • Operate, observe, and analyze security practices
  • Process service request tickets efficiently and reliably
  • Performs Correction of Errors (CoE) of all incidents, often with members of other teams
  • Monitors and tests fixes and patches to ensure problems have been adequately resolved
  • Assists in the development of security policies and procedures.
  • Continuously monitors tools for events that could lead to a breach.

  • Works well with others especially those in complementary roles
  • Good written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate with purpose, clarity, and accuracy
  • Hands-on technical implementation of information systems
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills required
  • Solution-driven approach to problems

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required
  • 8 years minimum of relevant experience in local and wide area networking and communications within a multi-platform environment
  • Experience analyzing network, event, and security logs, and/or IDS alert logs

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States



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