Specialist, IT Security Support Specialist

College Park, Maryland
May 17, 2018
Jun 20, 2018
Full Time

This junior level position will ensure the security of University payment card technology resources through maintaining and execution of a PCI/DSS campus program. IT Security Specialist is responsible for helping improve the PCI/DSS IT security posture of the University of Maryland, College Park. In this position you will work on both the proactive and reactive sides of security, helping both the Division of IT as well as departments lock down credit card payment systems and prevent IT security incidents. You’ll develop defensive measures for specific IT departments that process credit cards and the campus as a whole. You will engage heavily with departmental Business and IT staff to develop strategies for those departments to improve their PCI/DSS IT security posture by developing system hardening guidelines, risk assessments, and vulnerability analysis. You will also help educate department IT staff on PCI/DSS security best practices, services that the Division of IT Security office offers to departments, and enable those departments to make good IT security decisions.

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; and 1-3 years’ experience in the PCI/DSS field.



Knowledge of PCI/DSS industry standards and practices.
Ability to analyze cardholder data flows (business and application data flows).
Ability to identify risks to cardholder data.
Ability to review and interpret vulnerability scan results and firewall rules.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to consider multiple and different points-of-view.
Ability to communicate and articulate technical concepts to non-technical audiences effectively, orally and in writing.
Ability to work effectively in a dynamic and diverse team environment.

Preferences: A bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, or Business Administration is preferred. Experience in auditing Network Equipment (switches, firewalls, and routers) and Servers with a detailed understanding of security configurations. Project Management experience.

Additional Certifications: CISA, CISM, and CISSP 

Physical Demands:  Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer
terminal; extensive reading. 

Best Consideration Date: 06/18/2018

Please, apply at: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/60043