Position
Information Technology Security Analyst 
Department
Information Technology 
Starting Date
ASAP 
Starting Salary
$3442.33 Monthly W/Benefits 
Job #
S007-22 
Budget Position #
TD2199 
Posted
10/05/2021 
Description

The Information Technology Security Analyst is an integral part of the information security and privacy team primarily responsible for information security threat hunting, active defense of university assets, and incident response using a variety of tools and techniques. Using threat intelligence from cybersecurity news and alert feeds, the Security Analyst will critically analyze logs and alerts from a variety of security related devices and systems in our Security Information Event and Management (SIEM) to identify threats and take appropriate action to safeguard university information assets.

 
Examples

Daily operational tasks include supporting the MSU IT Security program such as assisting with incident response and investigation, threat hunting, and supporting security services (e.g. intrusion detection monitoring, network vulnerability scanning, event logging, security awareness training, etc.). Monitors threat intelligence feeds and daily security news, as well as review campus network activity (using network flowlogs, firewall data, and vulnerability scan information) to create, modify, or remove IDS alerts to minimize false positives and extract actionable information.

Applies security knowledge, skills, and abilities on assignments, projects, and programs at the discretion of the Chief Information Security Officer. Contributes to and maintain documentation. Creates technical documentation for both internal and external audiences.

Performs other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

 
Physical Condition
Experience

Minimum 1 years of professional IT experience within IS Security which includes demonstrated experience in assessing, monitoring and maintaining, and evaluating information security policies and systems, including hardware, firmware and software. Demonstrated knowledge in IT security, network engineering, enterprise system administration, (e.g. Linux, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Azure, AWS), or IT auditing. Network forensic analysis with a strong understanding of network protocols. Ability to perform network packet analysis. (e.g. Wireshark, tcpdump). Ability to clearly communicate technical information to non-technical audiences orally and in writing.

 

Preferred: Experience working in IT security and experience with Microsoft security suites (e.g. MS 365 security center, MS Azure, MS Defender Security center). Experience with Palo Alto, Fortinet, or other next generation firewall systems: Network+, Security+, SANS certification, Splunk Fundamentals, IT risk assessmentLinux, Python, Perl, mariadb, and MySQL

 
Knowledge

Demonstrated knowledge in IT security, network engineering, enterprise system administration, (e.g. Linux, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Azure, AWS), or IT auditing. Network forensic analysis with a strong understanding of network protocols. Ability to perform network packet analysis. (e.g. Wireshark, tcpdump). Ability to clearly communicate technical information to non-technical audiences orally and in writing.

 
Education

Bachelor Degree in CS, IT or related field. Security focused curriculum or Security Training Certifications

 
Additional Requirements

Requires the ability to work well with diverse populations and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community. Requires good interpersonal skills. Must be able to perform detailed work accurately and to work effectively with others. Must be dependable and have a positive attitude towards the work environment. Requires good verbal and written communication skills as well as keyboarding skills. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive (high) and requires a criminal background check.

 
AN EEO/ADAAA Compliance Employer

To apply, submit a state of Texas application, letter of application, resume and list of three references to the Human Resources Department at the address below

Midwestern State University
Human Resources Department
3410 Taft Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Phone: 940-397-4221
Fax: 940-397-4780
E-mail: human.resources@msutexas.edu

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