Under general supervision, monitor computer networks for security issues, security software installation, document security issues and breaches; safeguard information system assets by identifying and solving potential and actual security problems; serve as technical subject matter expert in the area of cyber security and the tools and processes required to protect the College's cyber assets and user community.
The classification specification does not describe all duties performed by all incumbents within the class. This summary provides examples of typical tasks performed in this classification.
Participate in and work with IT technical teams to monitor computer networks, Internet connectivity and logging environments for security issues and events; conduct research, analyze systems, perform tests, evaluate current security systems and uncover network vulnerabilities, threats, intrusions, and/or compromises; escalate, assist with containment, and/or assist with repair of detected vulnerabilities to maintain high-security standards. "E"
Investigate security breaches and other cyber security incidents; document breaches, analyze, assess and document cyber security incidents, issues, and findings. "E"
Participate in and work with IT technical teams who install, configure, test and troubleshoot security measures and software to protect systems and information infrastructure, including firewalls and data encryption programs; assist designated staff to install security software and understand information security management, as appropriate. "E"
Protect technology systems by defining access privileges and control structures; work with technology team members to implement and maintain protection systems; perform periodic audits to determine and assess security violations and inefficiencies. "E"
Coordinate software upgrades; define performance criteria and coordinate documentation of configurations and system specifications. "E"
Keep current on Information Technology security trends, standards and news; research security enhancements; participate in and develop, recommend and implement College-wide best practices, technologies, standards, policies and procedures for IT security. "E"
Lead and participate on cross-functional teams of internal and external stakeholders as Technology Department cyber-security expert; develop and deliver individual, departmental and college-wide user trainings, security awareness programs, and similar activities, advising on protocols, processes and procedures designed to maintain a secure technology environment. "E"
Prepare and present a variety of routine and special technical, data and narrative reports on assigned functions and activities. "E"
Serve as designated point-of-contact and representative to external agencies during regular and special cyber-security audits; follow-through on audit findings to correct identified issues and vulnerabilities. "E"
May oversee, coordinate and/or provide work direction and guidance to designated College staff, technology service providers and contractors, as assigned.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Note: At the end of some of the duty statements there is an italicized E which identifies essential duties required of the classification. This is strictly for use in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS:
The Cyber Security Specialist classification provides expertise to ensure the highest levels of information security, identifying the necessary methods, solutions, and practices. Positions in this class work both independently and collaboratively with IT management and staff to ensure security processes and standards are implemented and maintained, and are responsible for implementing and coordinating major segments of the College's enterprise security portfolio, leading detection, protection and maintenance of information technology security systems.
Relocation expenses are negotiable.
Internal Number: 2203730
About Mount Hood Community College
Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) is one of the premiere institutions of higher education in Oregon and is the choice for students from throughout the Pacific Northwest. Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC), located in the shadow of majestic Mount Hood, opened in 1966 and now serves approximately 33,000 students annually. MHCC offers 120 associate degrees, certificate programs, and transfer options offered at the Gresham Campus, Maywood Park Campus, Bruning Center for Allied Health Education, and public schools within the district. The College is committed to remaining accessible to an ever-increasing population with diverse needs. The Mt. Hood Community College district encompasses an area of about 950 square miles with a population of more than 300,000. Whether students are interested in pursuing a professional-technical degree, transferring to a four-year college or taking a few personal enrichment courses, MHCC is the place for community members to accomplish their goals. For more information visit http://www.mhcc.edu/About.aspx