Job Summary/Basic Function: Summary: The Information Security Analyst is an entry-level position that will perform a broad spectrum of duties within the Information Security discipline. Duties include implementing data and network security activities in support of the Lamar Information Security Program and will include operating and monitoring a number of open source and commercial information security tools and systems. This entry-level position will provide exposure to a wide range of duties within information security, from operational duties to risk and awareness. Information security is a challenging field to gain experience in, and this is a great opportunity to learn and work with an experienced team for a career in information security. With an enrollment of over 16,000 students, Lamar University is one of Texas' fastest-growing universities. The Carnegie Research university has been nationally recognized for the quality of its core curriculum and the diversity of its student body. Beaumont is a Texas Gulf Coast city located between Houston and New Orleans. With mild winters and an exciting blend of cultures, it offers much to do with a wide variety of restaurants, museums, and arts venues. As the 4th largest U.S. city, nearby Houston offers an extensive range of attractions.
Maintain security awareness content, including campus alerts to phishing threats, monitor threat notifications from vendors and coordinate response activities, and coordinate activities for Cybersecurity Month.
Augment cybersecurity incident response coverage by assuming and following basic incidence response procedures.
Continuous monitoring of endpoints for the effectiveness of monthly patches and feature upgrades across endpoints and timely reporting non-compliant devices to custodians.
Periodically audit applications authorized to authenticate against the campus IDP and perform preventative maintenance of the IdP stack.
Respond to alerts generated by security tools such as anti-malware, ATP and coordinate response activities with the custodians.
Assist the security analysts in performing preventative maintenance security infrastructures such as firewalls and IPS.
Review and ensure vulnerabilities identified by the analysis are addressed, mitigation steps are completed by the operations team, and report exceptions to the ISO.
Assist the Security Analyst with the collection of documentation for application security evaluation, and assist in the development and maintenance of information system security plans(SSP).
Assist with administrative tasks for risk assessment activities, such as the coordination of risk assessment workshops, management of GRC templates, and risk communications with information owners.
General maintenance of security tools such as SIEM/SOAR solutions and other duties as assigned by the ISO.
Minimum Qualifications: Education / Experience: Associate degree in CS or MIS or related fields Technical/Vocational School A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Experience in the use of office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Understanding of security definitions and processes defined in Security+ certifications
Familiarity with information technology terms, technology infrastructure terms, and ITIL terminology
Operating systems: Linux, Unix, Windows
Good communication, organization, and coordination skills
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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