Senior Security Operations Analyst/Advisor
Senior Security Operations Analyst/Advisor - University Information Security Office (UISO)
The University Information Security Office (UISO) is a department within University Information Services that at its core works to ensure the security of critical University data, protect key University IT infrastructure and systems and maintain a secure online experience for the University community.
The Senior Security Operations Analyst/Advisor is a technical security expert responsible for security operations in the University Information Security Office (UISO) and the University's Enterprise IT. This person reviews architecture and application changes for security impacts and possible recertification, develops security metrics , actively participate in the enterprise Change Control Board (CCB), perform security analysis and writes Security Impact Analyses in a timely manner, provides NIST 800-171 qualitative risk assessments and conducts research to provide recommendations on methods, software, and technologies to mitigate risk exposures.
The Senior Security Operations Analyst/Advisor is also expected to be involved in day-to-day security operations as well as coordinate work with the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) component of security. S/he is responsible for assessing information risk and facilitates remediation of identified vulnerabilities for IT security and IT risk across the enterprise.
- Reviews architecture and application changes for security impacts and possible recertification.
- Develops security metrics supporting enterprise risk management.
- Actively participates in the enterprise Change Control Board (CCB).
- Performs security analysis and write Security Impact Analyses in a timely manner.
- Performs NIST 800-171 qualitative risk assessments to inform recommendations and decision-making.
- Conducts research and provide recommendations on methods, software, and technologies to mitigate risk exposures.
- Reviews vulnerability scans and provides mitigation techniques.
- Develops and write security policies and procedures.
- Maintains detailed familiarity with NIST, DHS, and related security and assurance guidance.
- Updates documents to reflect new security guidelines and impacts
- Ensures the confidentiality, availability and integrity of the GU network and critical information assets.
- Manages use of security metrics to improve security operations and gain efficiencies.
- Plans, implements and upgrades security measures and controls.
- Protects digital files and information systems against unauthorized access, modification or destruction.
- Maintains data and monitor security access.
- Conducts internal and external security audits as needed.
- Manages network, intrusion detection and prevention systems.
- Recommends and install appropriate tools and countermeasures.
- Coordinates security plans with outside vendors.
- Ensures the necessary scans to assess or demonstrate compliance with IT security controls and document weaknesses and vulnerabilities found, if any. Where necessary, test and validate to ensure the system meets applicable GU and government standards.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Brief sleadership when needed on specific security issues that have arisen or may arise based on threat evaluation.
- Works with Director of Compliance on the roll out of new policies and procedures and overcoming technical challenges.
- Communicates with user community, management and external student community on related matters in a timely manner (e.g. Phishing, Breach, Virus, DoS, etc.).
- Collaborates with GU campus stakeholders on establishing security requirements essential University initiatives (e.g. Research, Vendors, Labs, Facilities Operations, Medstar, etc.).
- Assists and leads Incident Response operations.
- Leads GU's security incident response teams across multiple providers, staff and national security agencies as required.
- Assumes responsibilities of Incident Manager as required to support 24x7 operations.
- Establishes GU as an active partner with federal and regional security agencies on the prevention of security issues and the education of the University community on best practices and potential events.
- Collaborates with UISO/GRC on policies that are needed to operationalize gaps.
- Analyzes security breaches to determine their root cause.
Strategic Planning to Protect Information Assets
- In coordination with the Director of Operations, Security Architect and Compliance, develops the ten-year strategic plan for inclusion in GU Board of Director's presentation materials.
- In coordination with Engineering, work to delivers the design of Cybersecurity systems that enable the delivery of cyber security services. These include: security filtering, network monitoring, host based monitoring, event logging and correlation, and scanning tools.
- Requires Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 5 years of related experience. Master's degree in computer science or security-related field a plus
- Knowledge of cybersecurity best practices, standards, frameworks
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification:
- Ability to communicate complex technical problems to lay audiences
- Familiarity with industrial control systems, financial sector
- Ability to work across various operating systems including Windows, Linux and variants
- Demonstrated ability to operate firewalls and virtual private networks (VPNs)
- Experience with end user support
- Experience researching the latest security advancements
- Additional Qualifications: Security certifications, coursework
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