Information Security Analyst

Colby College
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Job location: Colby College

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-30
Req: R0000501
Job DescriptionDepartment:Enterprise ServicesPay Rate Type:SalaryEmployee Type:Job Summary:Office of Information Technology Services
Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment

Reporting to the information security officer (ISO) in Information Technology Services (ITS), the information security analyst’s primary responsibilities include monitoring, analyzing, detecting, and maintaining the overall security of the College’s data, systems, and networks. The information security analyst assists in the planning, implementation, and administration of the systems, technologies, policies, and procedures that ensure the integrity and reliability of data and information systems across the College. Working closely with the ISO, ITS staff, and partners across the College, the information security analyst is involved with operational analysis, regulatory posture, incident response, information security training, and cybersecurity awareness efforts. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.


  • Regular review and synthesis of information system event logs and security event analysis
  • Monitoring of system and network vulnerabilities; track, assess, and mitigate threats as necessary to ensure that systems maintain a standard security baseline
  • Configure, maintain, and monitor information security infrastructure and technologies - SIEM, firewalls, endpoint protection, and encryption status
  • Develop and maintain information security training and awareness programs
  • Communicate data risk and assurance matters within ITS and other departments as necessary
  • Ensure that key systems are regularly risk assessed, maintained, and improved for compliance purposes
  • Research, analyze, and document information security incidents
  • Advise and assist with IT and College initiatives and policies as they relate to information security technology, practice, and policy
  • Recommend and implement changes to the IT security infrastructure and/or configuration based on industry best practices and observed conditions
  • Maintain a high level of understanding of the current cyber security strategies and practices
  • Provide reports for security incidents and solutions as needed
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice


  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience; computer science or related degree preferred
  • Three years of experience in enterprise information security; experience at an institution of higher education preferred
  • Relevant information security certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM) preferred
  • Demonstrable knowledge of information systems security regulatory framework, compliance standards, and best practices
  • Understanding of enterprise IT technologies and services, including network protocols, firewalls, and system architectures, especially as they relate to security
  • Familiarity with common regulatory and compliance frameworks as applied to higher education (e.g., FERPA, HIPAA, GDPR, PCI-DSS) is preferred
  • Expertise with operation of enterprise IT security technologies - SIEM, firewalls, IDS/IPS, anti-virus/malware, media encryption, etc. is preferred
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment and effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously; coordinating resources and ensuring scheduled goals are met in a timely manner
  • Strong trouble shooting skills including research and analytical abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with a high level of motivation and initiative
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are critical
  • Effective oral communication skills in various contexts with a commitment to team participation, information sharing and mutual/shared support
  • Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community


This position has frequent and direct contact with ITS peers and colleagues, administrative and academic personnel, and third parties such as vendor and consulting contacts.


General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Work may, at times, be required outside of normal business hours.


Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply" button on the Colby Careers website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Information Security Analyst - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855


Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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