Manager, Cybersecurity

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Chief Information Office

Division Name

Chief InfoOffice and InfoTechnology

Position Title

Manager, Cybersecurity

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Chief Information Security Officer ( CISO ), the Cybersecurity (Information Security) Manager assists with the development and delivery of an information security program at Auburn University. The scope of this program is university-wide, and the purpose is to protect University information and its infrastructure from threats; ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of University data; and that the University complies with statutory and regulatory requirements.

Essential Functions

Oversee and manage a team of security specialists that provide cybersecurity operations including a Security Operations Center ( SOC ), systems and network security monitoring, penetration testing, firewall and related infrastructure management, network traffic analysis, and cybersecurity consulting for the University community. Mentor security staff within the group. Assist with Governance, Risks and Compliance ( GRC ). Consult with leadership on security matters such as security frameworks, policies/procedures, and strategic planning.

Mentor the Cybersecurity team members and implement professional development plans for all members of the team.

1. Creating cybersecurity infrastructure designs of current and future network and incorporates appropriate mitigation of existing and emerging threats.
2. Identifies security design gaps in existing and proposed network security architecture and recommends changes/enhancements.
3. Lead the Security Operations Center ( SOC ) and ensuring continuous monitoring of Cybersecurity events.
4. Provide guidance and lead Auburn’s Data Loss Prevention ( DLP ) Strategies and processes.
5. Provide guidance and lead Cybersecurity awareness and training to include Phishing campaigns.
6. Provide guidance and strategic planning for Security Incident Event Management ( SIEM ), both in the cloud and on premise.

The Cybersecurity Manager will provide assistance with Governance, Risks and Compliance by coordinating the development of University information security technical standards, guidelines and procedures based on a recognized framework of best practices and in support of Auburn University Policies and regulations such as FERPA, CMMC, and GLBA . Engage in professional development to maintain continual growth in professional skills and knowledge essential to the position.

Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

Education Level

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Business Administration, Management, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field

Years of Experience

Eight (8) or more years

Area of Experience

Demonstrated successful experience in information technology that includes a minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in information security. Must possess full or advanced proficiency and understanding of Security Operations, Security Operations Center ( SOC ) processes, Network Security, and Cybersecurity Governance, Risks and Compliance. Experience as a manager preferred. Experience leading projects involving multiple team members can be considered as management experience.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Demonstrated knowledge of cybersecurity concepts including malware, intrusion detection, risk analysis, threat/vulnerability management, system hardening, and business continuity.

Understanding of Cybersecurity Frameworks

Must be able to convey goals and objectives clearly and in a compelling manner; listen effectively and clarify information as needed; produce clear status reports; communicate tactfully and candidly.

Must maintain industry security certification(s)

Minimum License and Certifications

This position requires industry-standard Information Assurance certifications appropriate to the position (Certified Information Security Manager ( CISM ), Certified Information Systems Security Professional ( CISSP ) or equivalent). Certified Information Systems Auditor ( CISA ) preferred.

Desired Qualifications

Master’s Degree in information technology or directly relevant discipline preferred. Experience in managing an information security department, technical knowledge of information technology, information security practices and advanced degrees. Experience with PCI DSS, HIPAA, NIST, and FERPA is desirable. Information security-oriented certification ( CISSP or CISM ). United States Government Security Clearance preferred.

Knowledge of project and operations management to include team leadership skills including motivating team member and group processes, team collaboration, empowering, coaching, mentoring, training, ethical integrity, championing diversity and inclusiveness, and supervising staff.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$98,200 - $157,200

Job Category

Information Systems/Technology

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2020, it was ranked 44th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2019 enrollment of 30,460 students includes 24,594 undergraduates and 5,866 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,643 instructional faculty members—87% of whom are employed full-time—offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.

Auburn University is committed to providing a comprehensive employee benefits package that attracts and retains talent to further the University’s mission and contributes to the personal and financial well-being of employees and their families. Employee Benefits include: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Care, Cancer Insurance, Life Insurance/Personal Accident Coverage, Disability Group & Supplemental Plans, Flexible Spending Account Plan, and Mandatory and Voluntary Retirement Plans, Auburn University Federal Credit Union, Bookstore Discounts, Tiger Perks discounts on dining, shopping and entertainment, Travel Assistance (Domestic and International), and Educational Improvements for Employees and Dependents.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Other
  3. Other Documentation
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
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  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Business Administration, Management, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have 8 years of progressively responsible experience in information security, including full or advanced proficiency and understanding of Security Operations, Security Operations Center (SOC) processes, Network Security, and Cybersecurity Governance, Risks and Compliance?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * What one skill makes you the most qualified for this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

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