Reporting to the Information Security & IT Compliance Officer, the Information Security Analyst will have a broad range of responsibilities for securing Harvard Medical School's (HMS) extensive computer network, responding to security threats, and offering consulting and advice on security issues to faculty, staff, and students. He or she will be a key member in developing and implementing a robust, mature Information Security Program alongside the Information Security & IT Compliance Officer. He or she will be a key member in Harvard University's Information Security function and be a key contributor to the Harvard Longwood community of information security professionals.
Key responsibilities include the following:
Test and assess HMS computer systems (hardware and software) and network equipment for potential threats and vulnerabilities, identify mitigation steps, and collaborate with system administrators and network engineers to implement fixes.
Recognize and respond to information security incidents, in partnership with IT organizations at Harvard University, Harvard schools on the Longwood Campus, and hospital affiliates.
Perform digital forensics as part of the incident response and in response to other community needs. Author and edit incident reports.
Stay on top of latest developments in information security, industry trends, security risks, and best practices.
Lead evaluation and deployment of new tools and techniques to better secure HMS's network.
Act as an internal consultant on security-related matters to faculty, students, and staff.
Coordinate and perform security-related awareness campaigns and educational exercises.
Closely align and coordinate activities with co-workers in Harvard University's Information Security organization.
Foster a local Community of Practice of information security professionals at Harvard's schools in the Longwood Medical Area.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
BA or BS or equivalent experience. Preferred 4+ years of hands-on experience in information security in a complex network environment. A related advanced degree may count toward experience. Demonstrated experience with vulnerability scanning tools, penetration testing tools, and associated processes and best practices; Experience in conducting forensic investigations using current technologies and practices.
Industry certification, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) strongly preferred; Experience with: scripting or programming; application security testing tools and processes. Working knowledge of Linux, Windows, and OSX system administration. TCP/IP networking and protocol analysis. Experience using a Help Desk ticketing system. Writing and preparing of technical reports. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to teach and collaborate. Preferred: Hold one or more of the following: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), GIAC Certification.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Relocation expenses are negotiable.
Internal Number: 45015BR
About Harvard University
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.