Job Summary/Basic Function: BRIEFDESCRIPTION: The Information Security Analyst (ISA) is a key entry level position in the security operations center at Lamar University. The analyst reports to the Information Security Office. He/she works with other technical teams on complex cross-functional projects and security initiatives. He/she is responsible for the day-to-day security of Lamar University information systems.
General responsibilities: Contribute towards development and management of the university's information security policies, procedures and technology standards The ISA must stay up-to-date with state and federal security and privacy laws. Participate in information security incidence response activities. Participate IT disaster recovery processes. Participate in audit response activities. Areas of focus in information security: Working with the ISO, the ISA will be responsible for coordinating penetration tests, reporting and associated remedial actions for applications and services across campus. Responsible for implementation and management of data loss/leak prevention (DLP) technologies and strategies. Participate in the info sec risk management activities including conducting risk assessment workshops for campus applications, networks. The ISA will be responsible assisting in the management of the University's Certificate Authority and the management of SSL certificates across campus. Responsible for conducting security reviews and evaluate risks of during acquisition of new technologies. Organize and lead the information security awareness and training initiatives. Additional responsibilities will include threat modeling, coordination and reporting of application security requirements, and application security risk remediation.
On-call security and operation support for production environment and associated locations by working with security technologies. Supports the implementation of solutions by building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders across campus; identifying needs; determining and carrying out necessary processes and practices; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; and adapting to competing demands, organizational changes, and other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Education: * Associates or Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent. * CISSP preferred. Other IT Security related certification a plus (i.e. Security+, CCNP, CSIH). Candidate must be willing to pursue additional security certifications post-employment as mandated by regulations.
Experience: 1-2 years system administration or network administration experience. Alternatively, 1-2 years of experience in an Information security role. General knowledge of the information security discipline, policy, procedure and discussion. Familiarity of email protection technologies such as spam filtering, URL safe links, ETP. Familiarity of vulnerability detection and analysis concepts. Familiarity with change management and configuration management concepts. Familiarity with NIST 800-53 controls and Texas control catalog. Familiarity with risk management frameworks and concepts. Familiarity with anti-malware technologies. Technical knowledge of Linux, Mac OS, iOS, Android and Windows operating systems. Knowledge of networking protocols and remote access methodologies. Problem-solving skills and analytical capabilities. Ability to consistently hit deadlines, facilitate hand-offs from one functional area to another. Understands cyber security issues and impact and identify potential threats. Unix and windows shell proficiency, scripting languages, regular expressions. Strong self-starter skills with a team orientation. Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Documentation and organizational skills. Mid-Level experience in technical writing. Reporting and status updates. Complex problem-solving ability. Results oriented and resourceful towards problem solving.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana
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