Cyber Security Operations Analyst

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Required Qualifications: (As evidenced by an attached resume)

Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher 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 network infrastructure terminology and technology. Ability to analyze problems and formulate and design solutions. Experience creating processes and documenting procedures.


Preferred Qualifications:

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, 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. Therefore, the 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.  The selected applicant will have experience building positive relationships based on trust, predictability, and communication as well as a clear willingness and desire to learn and grow professionally and technically.


The successful incumbent will have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational and time-management skills with an exceptional attention to detail. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.    


    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:

Due to U.S. Export Control laws and regulations, the candidate hired will need to be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or other "protected individual" (as defined by 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1324b(a)(3). 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. Evening and weekend work may be required at times.

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About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollock House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook University/Research is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer.  We encourage all to apply including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. 

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Job Field: Information Technology
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
Posting Start Date: Dec 30, 2019
Posting End Date: Jan 12, 2020, 11:59:00 PM




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Posted: 10/18/2019
Application Due: 1/13/2020
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