Information Security Coordinator, Lead

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

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Putting technology to work at Georgia State University. Are you passionate about technology, your client's success, and looking to make a difference? Ranked the #2 Most Innovative National University by US News and World Report, Georgia State is a leading force in the digital transformation of higher education. Georgia State's central technology services group, Instructional Innovation, and Technology (IIT) seeks to inspire, support, and enable innovative solutions to advance learning, research, and economic enterprise. IIT is leading the pursuit to find solutions to the unique challenges associated with information technology and serve as leaders in a global network of knowledge creation and sharing by earning the role of valued partners and trusted advisors for evolving technology solutions, discovering, creating, and implementing new models of higher education for a community of diverse learners, creating and supporting innovative solutions that improve the lives of our students, our city and our state, attracting, developing and retaining talented and capable professionals and fostering an innovative culture of leaders where collaboration, ownership, creativity, and efficiency are key.

IIT is looking for a skilled and diverse professional Information Security Coordinator, Lead to join our vibrant and growing team. Under the general supervision of the Director of Information Security, this position acts as a consultant to the Instructional Innovation and Technology department as well as College and Departmental Technology Managers and staff. The Information Security Lead Coordinator plans and executes many jobs without assistance from management and is responsible for the development of complex reporting and analysis methods to provide pertinent results and data.  

The scope of responsibilities for this position will include these essential duties but is not limited to the following,

  • Develop and implement solutions to ensure privacy policies are correctly implemented. The implementations should advance compliance with legal forms of data use as well as support business use of data. Coordinate efforts to align advanced technologies and Privacy by Design principles from the first stages of development and ensure that the data used meet established regulatory compliance needs. Interacting with internal privacy program managers, product development teams, legal, compliance, governance, and data protection teams. Responsible for assisting with the management of data privacy, data protection, data usability, performance, and the integrity of the privacy solution. Interface with other developers and architects in implementing big data solutions that enable the business to be data driven while protecting the data assets. Identify areas of improvement in local practices relative to managing data privacy. Performs regular privacy assessments of operational processes, identifying, and mitigating risks across the company through effective tools, training, and guidance. Communicates program progress, escalations, and issue analysis to key stakeholders. Acts as key interface to data science and analytics communities both within and outside of the organization.
  • Assists in managing updates to the Information Security Management System (ISMS) documentation and records libraries, using turtle diagrams, risk assessment templates, and current guidelines in use within IS&T for policy and procedural development. Meets with key campus constituents whose organizations are within the scope of the ISMS to perform business process analyses. Additionally, works with internal/external information technology auditors to assist them in reviewing the ISMS. Conducts detailed vulnerability assessments on university systems, databases, and data protection, including penetration testing and correlation of data from multiple logs and security systems on campus. In addition to duties and responsibilities already in place for this role, we are moving to a new area of assurance for this position in Asset Management Assurance adoption. This will involve working with GSU stakeholders and teams across the spectrum of the university’s colleges and business units, as well as third-party vendors we are involved with for services such as Critical Infrastructure Systems, Networks, Applications, and cloud systems. This position will also support IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) MaaS (Monitoring as a Service), MDM (Mobile Device Management), CAMP (Cloud Application Management for Platforms), DaaS (Desktop as a Service), HPC (High Performance Computing), MSS (Managed Security Services), CAMP (Cloud Application Management for Platforms), XaaS (Anything as a Service). Increased responsibility in the successful implementation of Standards such as NIST 800-171 and SANS Critical Controls.
  • Develops and executes a configurable process for conducting information security assessments of new or replacement system implementations external to the centrally managed IST systems. Drafts risk assessment reports, corrective and preventive action reports, and ITPR recommendations for University departments and IIT Managers/Directors.
  • Conducts security awareness briefings at the request of departments and organizations on camps and “guest” lectures in academic security classes. Participates in presenting security awareness topics and other material pertinent to the GSU security architecture to external audiences at organized conferences. Maintains the online information security awareness course system.
  • Participates in the activities of information security groups within the University System of Georgia, EDUCAUSE organization, as well as the ITSSS, Netsig, and CSIRT committees and any IIT project or working group appointments. Works with the ITSSS chair to draft agendas and minutes. Drafts the biannual agenda/minutes of the CSIRT executive branch meetings.
  • Performs targeted research to identify security solutions, policies, and practices that support the goals and objectives defined in the Information Security Annual plans and Information Security Management System objectives/goals.
  • Determine tools and procedures required to preserve, collect, and analyze electronically stored information (ESI) in a forensically sound manner. Specific duties for the position include Performs expert collection of collected ESI in accordance with best practice Forensics laboratories and standards. Performs required reporting and documentation and maintains chain of custody of computer forensics evidence. Capable of independently handling complex, large volume, and previously un-encountered situations and examinations. Guides, assists, and mentor’s analysts with less experience in computer forensics.
  • Leads the design, development, and deployment for architecture across our Cloud Cyber Security portfolio. Recommend and implement architectural solutions to solve business problems for customer service, self-service, and enrollment/billing departments. Demonstrate effective communication skills to interpret needs of clients, collaborate with peers to deliver quality solutions and coordinate with other Information Systems teams.

Bachelor's degree and three years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

College/Business Unit
09/19/21, 10:59:00 PM

College/Business Unit: Instructional Innovation & Technology
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 10/12/21, 8:02:55 AM


Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is the second-largest and one of four research institutions in the University System of Georgia. The University serves one-fourth of the graduate students in the university system; it is within a one-hour commute of more than one-third of the state’s population. Approximately 80 percent of all Georgia State alumni live and work in Georgia.georgia_state_university1.jpg

Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

The university’s innovative Touch the Earth program brings outdoor recreation ranging from backpacking, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and water-skiing to out-of-state snow-skiing and snorkeling trips. And WRAS, Georgia State’s popular 100,000-watt radio voice, is the most powerful student-run radio station in the United States.


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