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Security-Software Analyst

Information Technology Security Analyst

Hours/week: Minimum of 15 hours per week - Must be able to work during 8-5 hours
Starting wage:
$10 per hour
Reports to:
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) or their designee
Start date: 
Immediately – open until filled

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 with 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.

Under the direction of the CISO and the NDSU IT security team you will:

  • Learn and implement information security strategies, policies, and procedures
  • Develop experience with network security and vulnerability assessments, security education, risk analysis and compliance testing.
  • Monitor and inform on IT security issues related to the NDSU systems and workflow to ensure IT security policy and procedure are being followed and met.
  • Assist with forensic investigations, learn and understand how to implement and conduct an investigation.
  • Under supervised direction, perform security assessments and evaluations, IT audits and assessment for compliance with policies and procedures; track progress, communicating thoroughly status, and issues.
  • Promote user security awareness, stay current with training, education, and awareness as related to industry current IT security practices and initiatives.
  • Contribute to creating and maintaining standards and best practices as technology evolves; communicate and encourage adoption us practices across the campus technical community.
  • Deal confidentially with sensitive situations and information.
  • Participate in committees, focus groups, and staff meetings as assigned.
  • Investigate and evaluate new technologies and techniques to promote use of technology within NDSU IT security.

Minimum Qualifications for Employment:

  • Major Field of study or degree emphasis: Computer science, Management of Information Systems, Criminal Justice, or equivalent experience and knowledge in related field of work.
  • Strong technical background pertaining to software and hardware technologies.
  • Understand advanced networking protocols and technologies.
  • Familiar with risks and opportunities of IT security vulnerabilities and threats.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service, team environment, and diversity.
  • Candidates selected will be subject to criminal and character background check.

Preferred Qualifications for Employment:

  • Graduate course level
  • IT security metrics, methodology, and knowledge
  • General knowledge of federal and state laws regarding privacy and security of protected data.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:14:57 PM