IT Security Analyst

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 10, 2021
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
IT Security Analyst

George Mason University, Information Technology Services (ITS) - located on the Fairfax, Va., campus - invites applications for an IT Security Analyst position within the Information Technology Security Office (ITSO). George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.


The successful candidate will assist in the support of threat and vulnerability analysis. The incumbent will also support applications and business processes associated with threat analysis and response. These applications and processes include vulnerability scanning, security information event management (SIEM) system, Threat detection and response, IT governance risk and control management and assessment, IPS/IDS systems, and other applications. Creation, revision and ongoing development of work processes, procedures, standards & related documentation. Development of metrics & reporting requirements and timelines. This position also participates in incident response work.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in information systems, computer science, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Good working knowledge of Ethernet and TCP/IP networking, and associated IP and application protocols;
  • Good working knowledge of common operating systems for workstations and servers including Microsoft Windows, Apple OS's, Linux and mobile operating systems;
  • Demonstrated progressively responsible experience with technical computing support environments;
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with multi-user computer systems in an enterprise environment;
  • Demonstrated experience in troubleshooting complex system problems to resolution;
  • Demonstrated experience in project and procedure documentation;
  • Demonstrated experience in security threat analysis tools (SIEM); and
  • Must be eligible to work in secure computing environments that process and store restricted data, including information subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One or more of the following certifications is preferred: CISSP, CISM, GIAC certifications, MCSE, RHCE;
  • Working knowledge of industry standard security controls, CIS Critical Security Controls, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171, ISO 27002 Standard, PCI DSS; and
  • Demonstrated experience in metrics and reporting.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

George Mason University is a great place to work where employees are given an opportunity to develop skills and expand horizons. We have tuition waivers; telecommuting (typically one day a week) and flextime schedules; facilities that will meet your physical fitness needs; and the campus environment is dynamic and ethnically and culturally diverse.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position 01151z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. References must include name, email address and phone number.

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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