Director, Information Technology (Endpoint Security)

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-09-11
Req: R100035031
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The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful purpose to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value.  Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The University has been named on Forbes's Best Employers list for two consecutive years, and is the only university in Florida to receive this honor.

The department of Information Technology is actively seeking a Director, Information Technology (EndPoint Security). The Director, Information Technology (EndPoint Security) oversees all aspects of computer technical support services and help desk operations and coordinates activities for University-wide IT projects. The incumbent in this position directs internal teams in the execution of initiatives as they relate to computers, application support and services, and strategic IT initiatives. This position exercises considerable judgment by making decisions in unprecedented situations.

  • Understand how each type of electronic network endpoint and related applications support UHealth business operations.
  • Build and Manage an internal or outsourced Security Operation Center
  • Formulate, implement and maintain an endpoint security management plan that includes
    • Vulnerability management
    • Antivirus protection
    • Data loss prevention
    • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
    • Policy compliance (e.g. encrypted storage, activity timeout,...)
    • Medical devices
    • Disaster recovery and business continuity
  • Works in conjunction with Biomedical Engineering to insure that connected medical devices are implemented and maintained in a way the ensures device security and integrity.
  • Work with other cyber security and information technology personnel to insure the integrity of all network connected endpoints.
  • Review and approve standard endpoint configurations. Review and approve exceptions as required. (e.g. operational environment requires that a non-standard endpoint be connected to the network)
  • Create and maintain documented internal policies and procedures on the management of endpoint security.
  • Create and maintain endpoint behavior profiles used to detect aberrant behavior. This should include expected installed software and active processes and services.
  • Build and maintain a cybersecurity incident response plan and lead the cybersecurity incident response team.
  • Insure that endpoint vulnerabilities are identified and remediated or mitigated.
  • Help application and business owners create and maintain endpoint security related policies and procedures.
  • Actively monitor and research cyber threats with a direct or indirect impact UHealth business operations, or technology infrastructure
  • Monitor endpoint security trends and emerging security threats and suggest changes to policy, procedures, and tools.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
  • Knowledge of business and management principles.
  • Ability to direct, manage, implement, and evaluate department operations.
  • Ability to establish department goals, and objectives that support the strategic plan.
  • Ability to effectively plan, delegate and/or supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, develop, and train others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Windows, Apple, Citrix security/system administrator certification preferred
  • (ISC)2 certification of some type preferred
  • In depth understanding of how endpoints are administrated and tools used in remote workstation administration
  • Knowledge of Endpoint Security and vulnerability Management programs and concepts
  • Knowledge of security principles and best practices
  • Knowledge of tools and techniques used by hackers to gain unauthorized access to endpoints
  • Skilled in mixed operating system environments
  • Knowledge of Citrix environments and best practices in virtual desktop management
  • Familiar with embedded system medical devices such as Diagnostic Imaging Workstations, Clinical Laboratory Instruments, physiometric monitors, etc
  • Knowledge of networking concepts and common practices.
  • A solid understanding of Endpoint Security technologies with actual experience in Malicious Code remediation

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

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