IT Security Analyst
Starting wage: $10-12 per hour (depending on knowledge and experience)
Reports to: Chief IT Security Officer, Theresa Semmens; firstname.lastname@example.org; 701-231-5870, IACC 210D
General Description of Position
Work with the NDSU IT security team on IT security related functions as defined by NDSU policy and procedure. The individual will assist and support processes to build a university-wide (NDSU) information security strategy and vision, which includes security policies, risk management/assessment and the coordination of IT security efforts across the University.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Primary focus will be on the information security strategy, policy, and procedure within the University.
- Support the philosophy and direction of the institution, division, and ITS both with internal and external constituents.
- Develop experience under the direction of the CITSO and the NDSU IT security team with network security and vulnerability assessments, security education, risk analysis and compliance testing.
- Monitor and inform the IT security team on IT security issues related to the NDSU systems and workflow to ensure IT security policies and procedures are being followed and met.
- Assist with forensic investigations to gain an understanding of how to implement and conduct an investigation.
Stay current with IT security procedures and current methodologies for IT security assessment and processes.
- Under the direction of the IT security team and the CITSO, perform security assessments and evaluations and assist as needed with IT audits and assessment for compliance with policies and procedures.
- Communicate and collaborate with the IT security team and the CITSO on the progress and any issues related to assessments and investigations.
- Promote user security awareness.
- Stay current with training, education, and awareness as related to current industry IT security practices and initiatives.
- Contribute to creating and maintaining standards and best practices as technology evolves; communicate and encourage adoption of standards and best practices across the campus technical community.
- Deal confidentially with sensitive situations and information.
- Build coalitions and foster open communications throughout the organization and beyond.
- Participate in committees and focus groups as appropriate to the position, and as assigned.
- Stay current with evolving security technologies through professional journals, magazines, and conference proceedings.
- Participate in on-going staff and campus development sessions/training.
- Investigate and evaluate new technologies and techniques to promote use of technology within NDSU IT security.
- Demonstrated commitment to customer service.
- Willing to participate in diverse work groups.
- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications for Employment:
- Major field of study or degree emphasis: Computer science, Management of Information Systems, Criminal Justice, or equivalent experience in related field of work.
- Strong technical background to gather information regarding desktop computers, mobile devices, networking, and server issues.
- An understanding of advanced networking protocols and technologies.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Able to assess IT risks and opportunities.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Candidates selected will be subject to criminal and character background check.
Preferred Qualifications for Employment:
- IT security metrics, methodology, and knowledge.
- General knowledge of federal and state law regarding privacy and security of protected data.
- STS Application
- Names and phone numbers of three references.