Director, Security Intelligence & Response
About Us A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu. Location
Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060. Job Summary
Responsible for the management and leadership of the cybersecurity intelligence and incident response team within the Office of Cybersecurity. Leads the team responsible for technical safeguards and services such as enterprise intelligence and reporting, IT incident response, application security safeguards, operating system safeguards, etc. Responsibilities
Required Qualifications Educational Requirements
- Responsible for providing enterprise security intelligence and incident response capabilities that are stable, recoverable, secure, and appropriate to support the academic, operational, and research missions of the institution
- Responsible for building and maintaining metrics of organizational security posture
- Responsible for managing personnel and providing leadership, technical direction, and operational oversight of the unit
- Manages conflicting projects, tasks and/or priorities to ensure timely and accurate delivery of cybersecurity responsibilities
- Collaborates with leadership, stakeholders and customers on the resolution of complex cybersecurity investigations and incidents
- Leads enterprise IT incident response and investigative efforts
- Provides leadership regarding indicators of system compromise and the incorporation of these indicators into enterprise security logging, improving proactive measures
- Responsible for coordinating with external partners, including the USG, DHS, and FBI, on the investigation of alleged abuse of KSU computing resources
- Gathers feedback on customer satisfaction and internal service performance to foster continual improvement
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related fieldOther Required Qualifications
OSCP, CISSP, GPEN or equivalent certificationRequired Experience
Seven (7) years of related work experience in Information Security demonstrating a progression of increasing responsibility, with at least two (2) years of leading an Information Technology team Preferred Qualifications Additional Preferred Qualifications
Degree in Cybersecurity, Information Security & Assurance, Computer Science, or Information Technology preferredPreferred Experience
Preferably at least two (2) years of Information Security experience within higher education Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities ABILITIES
Able to function with autonomy, making sound/timely decisions and using good judgement to determine which decisions should be escalated
Able to lead projects which interface with fellow team members, IT support staff, customers, business partners, management, vendors, and external parties to accomplish organizational security objectives
Able to supervise departmental resources, including personnel, financial resources, and technical capabilities, to reduce overall organizational risk
Able to collaborate with stakeholders to identify and/or develop appropriate solutions technology
Able to hire, develop and lead a team of highly technical individuals, fostering growth in their chosen career path
Able to collaborate with external organizations (e.g., USG, Law Enforcement, Legal Affairs) to ensure appropriate and accurate dissemination of incident/investigative information
Able to manage threat or target analysis of cyber defense information and production of threat information within the enterprise
Able to anticipate security threats and proactively develop appropriate solutions
Able to identify critical infrastructure systems, or processes, that were designed without system security considerations
Able to handle with multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlinesKNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of industry data security standards such as Payment Card Industry (PCI), Personal Health Information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), etc.
Expertise in specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses and emerging threats.
Expertise in enterprise incident response program, roles, and responsibilitiesSKILLS
Strong interpersonal, initiative, teamwork/teambuilding, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
Strong leadership skills
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national, origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415 Other Information
This is a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time Background Check
- Standard Enhanced + Education
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.
All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials. https://www.usg.edu/hr/assets/hr/hrap_manual/HRAP_Background_Investigation_Employment.pdf
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