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Cybersecurity Analyst

Howard Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 23, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other
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Full Time
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Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! HCC has been awarded the distinction as a "Great College to Work for" since 2009 from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Howard Community College values diversity among its faculty, staff and student population. We are an innovative institution that is committed to responding to the ever-changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community. No matter where you want to go in your career, you can get there from here!

Howard Community College is actively recruiting a Cybersecurity Analyst to support our campus in Columbia, MD.

The Cybersecurity Analyst assists management with implementing procedural, technical and enterprise wide cybersecurity requirements, that assures Howard Community College (HCC) is operating securely. The Cybersecurity Analyst works closely with the various teams in the Information Technology (IT) department to ensure systems and networks are designed, developed, deployed and managed with an emphasis on strong, effective security, and risk management controls.


  • Conducts vulnerability management program scans, reviews and documentation.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining system security documentation, procedures, policies, and standards.
  • Conducts risk management analysis and assist systems in risk mitigation activities
  • Advises HCC system owners on matters involving information security.
  • Assists in developing IT security plans, procedures and standards.
  • Review, investigate, and respond to real-time alerts.
  • Monitor online security-related resources for new and emerging cyber threats.
  • Maintains IT continuous monitoring repository of security documentation.
  • Provides direction to the college end users concerning the college cybersecurity posture.
  • Provides training on cybersecurity topics to campus stakeholders.
  • Supports external and internal cybersecurity reviews and assessments.
  • Supports annual security assessments and audits.
  • Supports IT continuity of operations (COOP), incident response (IRP) and disaster recovery (DR) exercises.
  • Supports IT security budget formulation activities.
  • Supports cybersecurity awareness training programs.
  • Performs administrative duties as assigned by IT management.
  • AA Degree in Information Technology and 3 years of experience in technical computer field required or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Cybersecurity certification preferred.
  • Working knowledge with using vulnerability management, security event & incident management (SIEM), and network security management tools is strongly desired.
  • Must have a working knowledge of cybersecurity principles, and methods in compliance programs of the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) and Payment Card Industry (PCI).
  • Understanding of Enterprise technology platforms, including but not limited to, Azure, Active Directory, Windows Server and desktop operating systems
  • Understanding of network technologies, such as firewall, routers, switches, wireless access points, VPN, and desktops and server operating systems.


  • Awareness of network topologies, servers, network architecture, and virtualization systems.
  • Ability to work in a cross functional, team oriented environment to maintain the cyber health of the college.
  • Ability to work with a significant level of detail.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Regular attendance is a requirement of this job.
  • Performs all duties while considering the impact of any actions on the college's sustainability initiatives in the areas of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic prosperity.

Additional Information:

Hours Per Week: 37.5
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday
Compensation: $62,194 plus excellent medical & dental, tuition reimbursement and paid leave
Grade: 15
FLSA Status: Exempt
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration: August 13, 2021

*Pre-employment criminal background investigation is a condition of employment.

As a participating member of the Maryland Retirement and Pension System, HCC offers two retirement options: The Pension, which requires a 7% employee contribution and The ORP, a 403(b) with a 7.25% employer contribution only. Employees in positions that do not require a bachelor's degree must participate in The Pension. Employees that possess a bachelor's degree and hold professional positions that require a bachelor's degree may choose to participate in either The Pension or The ORP.

Howard Community College (HCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer & values diversity within its faculty, staff & student population. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

HCC understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 443-518-1100.

Application Instructions:

HCC is interested in all qualified applicants who are eligible to work in the United States. However, HCC will generally not sponsor applicants for work visas. Due to our telework policy, only employees living in states contiguous to Maryland are eligible for telework and include Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania. Candidates must live in the commutable area or willing to relocate at their own expense if offered the position because HCC does not offer relocation benefits.

Please submit the following:

  1. Completed Application (Candidates will be evaluated on completing the college's application in full)
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter


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