CISM - Certified Information Security Manager
CRISC - Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control
CSX-P - Cybersecurity Practitioner Certification
The Cybersecurity Specialist II is responsible for the operational and network security of the Morgridge Institute for Research in the Discovery Building which is a multi-platform facility consisting of web, data, software and computational servers. The Cybersecurity Specialist II will work closely with software, systems and network personnel to ensure the security, availability and continuous operation of the facility.
Provision, configure and operate security management and monitoring systems including a network identity management and access system
Ensure systems are configured as securely as possible without compromising usability and are kept up to date with the latest software releases and security patches
Highlight current security principals and best practices for management and support staff as needed
Work with networking personnel to implement and manage network-based security tools, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems and routing and access policies
Perform periodic internal security audits and participate in and assist with periodic external security audits
Automate repetitive administrative security tasks
Monitor infrastructure efforts periodically and provide assessment reports to management on status and recommendations for security improvements
Draft and implement security policies
Provide documentation of all security systems and processes
Maintain records, logs and reports of security audits and issues
Advise technical, research, and administrative staff on security best practices
Recognize security problem areas and develop pro-active solutions
Test new security hardware and software systems and recommend purchases where required
Provide second and third tier support for customer facing systems and assist staff with technical questions as needed
Miscellaneous duties as required
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.
Education and Experience
A Bachelor’s degree in information technology security, computer engineering or computer science or equivalent work experience
Computer security experience of 5+ years
Project management experience preferred
Advanced cybersecurity certifications or degree preferred
Advanced degree or cybersecurity certifications preferred: CISSP, CSX-P, CRISC, CISM
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Excellent customer service, verbal, and written communication skills
Real world experience and demonstrable skills in the primary domains of cybersecurity: Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Architecture and Engineering, Communications and Network Security, Identity and Access Management, Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, Software Development Security
Knowledge of security processes and solutions for computing environments including networks, UNIX, Linux, Windows, Apple/Mac systems, virtual servers; storage, database and web servers
Knowledge of security systems such as Bro, Alienvault, OpenVAS, Qualys, Nessus and other related systems
Knowledge of industry standard identity management and access control systems such as LDAP, Active Directory, Shibboleth, Grouper, and X.509.
Ability to secure LAMP-based (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PhP) web server environments and software development environments including Git, CVS and Subversion systems
Knowledge and proficiency in one or more scripting languages like shell, Perl and Python
Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines
Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, ideally proven within a research-style setting
Ability to maintain confidentiality
In order to ensure the safety of our workplace, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required unless an exemption is granted for medical, disability or religious reasons.
Additional Salary Information: The Morgridge Institute is committed to providing competitive and comprehensive benefit programs as a reflection of our commitment to our employees. From health and wellness to professional development and work-life balance, these benefits are designed to address individual, as well as family, needs.
About The Morgridge Institute for Research
As an independent research organization, the Morgridge Institute for Research explores uncharted scientific territory to discover tomorrow’s cures. In affiliation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we support researchers who take a fearless approach to advancing human health in emerging fields such as regenerative biology, metabolism, virology and biomedical imaging. Through public programming, we work to inspire scientific curiosity in everyday life.
Improve human health through innovative, interdisciplinary biomedical discoveries, spark scientific curiosity and serve society through translational outcomes, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Our Core Values
Curiosity: We embrace and encourage bold questions. We conduct fearless science and follow the results where they take us.
Collaboration: We can’t do this alone. We partner with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to achieve the greatest outcomes.
Integrity: We pursue our mission with rigor, discipline and honesty. We treat everyone with dignity and respect and are committed to equality.
Inspiration: We believe society is strengthened by science. We connect with communities to spark imagination.
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