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Information Security Analyst

Coastal Carolina University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 19, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Chief Technology & Information Officers
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Information Security Analyst


Coastal Carolina University is currently accepting applications for the following position: Information Security Analyst in the Office of Information Technology Services.


This position is responsible for assisting University units in evaluating their IT environment, recommending & implementing security measures and practices that comply with University policies & standards, and safeguard University information assets. This position collaborates closely with ITS units to enhance University information security posture related to systems, processes and services. This position works on tasks of a low to medium complexity with some supervision required. The position is responsible for performing procedures and providing technical solutions that serve to provide appropriate access to and protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction.


Duties will include, but are not limited to:  assist with the implementation and monitoring of all information security, risk, and privacy activities; work with users to achieve security objectives and address identified risks while implementing measures and controls in alignment with University policies, state and federal regulations, as well as other pertinent regulations, guidelines, and frameworks like GDPR, PCI DSS, and NIST; monitor, review, and respond to alerts and notifications in a timely manner, including after normal work hours; assisting with developing and validating baseline security configurations for operating systems, applications, networking, and telecommunications equipment; assist with carrying out procedures to ensure that all systems, products, and services meet University security standards; assist in the development, preparation, and presentation of technical documentation (designs, specifications, processes, workflows) and communications; training materials; web content; and campus/ITS alerts and notifications; assist with performing security risk and vulnerability assessments for computing and networking systems; assist with the analysis and development of security plans for various systems; assist various units with identifying and addressing information security risk assessments; assist with information security training and awareness programs; recommend solutions; translate security requirements into functional specifications; assist supervisor and other ITS units with improving operational procedures, processes and standards as well as change management procedures in alignment and collaboration with ITS goals and objectives to advance the University mission; manage and utilize University/ITS/individual resources and time effectively to accomplish tasks and projects; ensure and maintain information security and confidentiality; and perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in information technology systems, computer science or a related field and experience in information technology systems or a related area are required. Relevant experience may be substituted for bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis.  Certifications in information security are desired. Certification such as Association of (ISC)2, GIAC, or agreed upon equivalent is expected to be accomplished within the first three years of employment. Experience with incident response, security monitoring, data loss prevention, implementing security controls, administering vendor supplied security software, risk assessment, security and privacy compliance, and/or participating on disaster recovery planning team are preferred.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, minutes from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 46 states and 53 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.


Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.


Interested candidates may apply on-line at or on-line at the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Coastal Carolina University, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.


Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.


IT Security Specialist/Analyst I (AM80/149017), full-time position with benefits. SC State Pay Band: 06.  Normal work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Must be flexible to meet special scheduling needs of the University. Some evenings and weekends work may be necessary.



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