Information Security Analyst

Posting Details

Job # 037034 Department Code 20703-6034 Department Information Technology Services Job Title Information Security Analyst Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Information Security Analyst will work as a member of the Information Security (InfoSec) group within Information Technology Services as the primary network defender and penetration tester. The position is primarily responsible for the defense of the University’s data assets through policy and technical controls.


• Bachelor’s Degree in Information Security/Cybersecurity, Information Management, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline.

• Five (5) plus years of experience in Information Technology with at least two (2) years of experience in Information Security/Cybersecurity.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Two (2) years of experience in SOC Operations functions such as reading and interpreting IDS alerts, system logs, network traffic captures, and data mining using tools such as Splunk and Kibana.

• Python coding (both Python 2 and Python 3).

• Firewall Operation.

• One (1) plus years of experience in Windows/Active Directory in terms of architecture, endpoint log analysis, PowerShell scripting and group policies.

• Linux System Administration.

• Digital Forensic Analysis (“First Responder” level to help determine if a breach has occurred, and what needs to be done to contain it).


SOC Tools:
• Operate, tune, and recommend enhancements to the University’s Security Operation Center’s ( SOC ) open-source monitoring and detection platforms. This includes implementing threat hunting and detection strategies, identifying data sources to augment capabilities, integrating new tools or applications as needed and writing code/scripts to assist in all of the above.
• Assist as needed in maintenance of Firewall rulesets.
• Provide planning, implementation, operation and maintenance of the University’s intrusion detection systems ( IDS ) which are built on a collection of open source and commercial products.

SOC Operations:
• The SOC is staffed by student employees and managed by University staff. This position assists in the hiring and continuous training, mentoring and oversight of SOC students.
• Provide 2nd level analysis of alerts escalated by SOC student employees.
• Assists in the development and maintenance of SOC processes that students will follow.
• Assist in incident response by doing “first response” forensics on system logs, IDS alerts and campus network monitoring equipment.

Incident Response:
• Provide “first response” level incident investigation via log and system level analysis to help determine potential scope and impact of an incident.
• Provide written and verbal summary of results of incident response.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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