Security Analyst

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Job Title: Security Analyst

Division: Information Technology

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Exempt

Starting Salary: $ 52,185.00

Reports To: Assistant Vice President, Information Technology

Positions Supervised: N/A

Job Summary

The security analyst is responsible for all desktop, mobile and network security. This position is also responsible for troubleshooting network access, performing risk assessments and implementing network security policies and procedures.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution

  • Audits systems, monitors network traffic and establishes and maintains security patching
  • Ensures application software is up to date
  • Performs vulnerability and penetration tests across the network and enterprise applications
  • Configures firewalls, antivirus and other network and system security tools
  • Creates network and information security policies, procedures and requirements
  • Develops and implements remediation plans
  • Works with the networking team on network and wireless support
  • Architects and implements secure networks and systems
  • Manages projects related to network and security tools
  • Reviews and recommends the best security products for the university
  • Continually updates and improves the information security stance of the university

Service Excellence

  • Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports and holds others accountable to the university’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity and teamwork
  • Consults with students, faculty and staff on security best practices
  • Consults on the Information Technology (IT) disaster recovery plans and university’s business continuity plans
  • Collaborates with User Services and Enterprise Systems on best practices for information security assurance in operational and project activities

Communication Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Creates security training programs for students, faculty and staff
  • Works to communicate across the university on security best practices
  • Consults and works closely with the networking and systems team, user services and enterprise systems

Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience with IT

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Highly organized and able to direct multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to use good judgment, think critically and collaborate
  • Ability to coordinate with other departments
  • Advanced knowledge of how IT processes can be leveraged to assist the university in upholding its mission

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.

  • General office setting

Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
  • Ability to use repetitive wrist, hand and finger movements to type regularly
  • Standing, reaching, stooping and walking may be required in addition to grasping, lifting or carrying IT hardware and other equipment

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

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