The University of Arkansas is currently seeking candidates for the position of Senior Information Security Analyst This position will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the information security program; monitoring, managing, and closing existing risks and compliance issues while also ensuring that University’s internal systems are compliant with information security policies and standards; and implementing security best practices following regulatory requirements and organizational policies and procedures to maintain the integrity of campus technology resources and information assets.
Regular, reliable and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution of higher education plus five years of experience in Information Technology and Security roles or an equivalent combination of education and experience
At least three years of experience in privacy, information risk, compliance or related discipline in the information security field
Master’s Degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field to Information Technology from an accredited institution of higher education
At least one industry certification (e.g., CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, ISAAP) highly desired
Experience providing analysis and trending of security events, alarms, and information from a large number of security devices
Experience with working with security information and event management (SIEM) solutions
Experience implementing security best practices from authoritative sources, including NIST Cybersecurity Framework, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Top 20 Critical Security Controls, and OWASP
Experience managing multiple projects of diverse scope, effectively collaborating in a cross-functional team environment
Experience practicing risk management, measuring compliance with information security laws/standards
Experience developing metrics, performing data analytics, delivering compliance reports to both technical/non-technical audiences
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of Information Security Risk assessment and management
Strong working knowledge of SIEM, firewall, IDS/IPS technologies, and application layer security controls
Working knowledge of identity and access management strategies to secure information resources
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational, research, analysis, and writing skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong analytical and critical-thinking skills
Demonstrate the ability to devise innovative security solutions/strategies to address unique requirements/situations
Able to make decisions that align with department and leadership goals and strategies
Proven ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with other higher education institutions, law enforcement, vendors and internal staff
Ability to maintain security documentation and manuals
Ability to multi-task and adjust to shifting priorities
About University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas, the state's flagship university, with a student population of over 26,000 students, resides on 345 picturesque acres overlooking the Ozark Mountains. For nearly 150 years, it has been at the center of higher education in the state of Arkansas and recently has moved to the center of higher education in the nation. Through the integration of teaching, research and service that puts students first, the University of Arkansas is taking its place among the nation's great comprehensive colleges and universities.
Fayetteville is a vibrant, diverse and inclusive community located in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas a metropolitan-area with a population of 500,000 residents. Northwest Arkansas is a rapidly-expanding, economically healthy and technologically advanced region driven by the presence and cutting-edge use of technology by three Fortune 500 companies including Walmart, Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt. The city and area have been featured in numerous publications as a very desirable and economical place to live and most recently was listed by Money magazine as one of the "100 Best Places to Live."
As an employer, the University of Arkansas off...ers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a balance between the needs of the workplace and the life needs of all employees. The benefits package includes University contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual and a choice of retirement programs with University contributions ranging from 5% - 14% of employee salary.
IT Services provides central information technology support for the University of Arkansas, supporting a user base of over 30,000 faculty, staff and student users. With over one hundred-fifty fulltime employees and a budget that exceeds $23 million, IT Services provides technical resources and services to support university users in teaching, learning and working smarter, faster, and safer. IT Services is platform diagnostic, supporting Mac and Windows on the desktop, Windows and Linux server environments, and both enterprise and opensource systems and software.
The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.