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Cybersecurity Analyst, Research

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 14, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
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University of Idaho

Cybersecurity Analyst, Research

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Technology

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $96,000 annually or higher depending on experience

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
Cybersecurity Analysts report to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and are responsible for building and maintaining IT security systems, processes, and services including computer forensics, electronic discovery, incident management, network security monitoring, encryption, threat intelligence, data leakage protection, vulnerability management, antivirus, and additional technologies to support all security, audit, and compliance efforts across the University.
The Cybersecurity Analyst for Research is a level II cybersecurity position as part of the Information Security Office, in the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and must maintain advanced technology and cybersecurity expertise to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability standards are met consistent with contractual and regulatory compliance, U of I policy and in support of the U of I mission and strategic direction. The position plays a vital role in protecting research data by being a dedicated resource to principal investigators that utilize information technology in their daily research activities, and in all stages of the proposal and project lifecycle. This position works collaboratively with OIT, the Office of Research, Research Computing and Data Services and other campus departments to deliver an information security program to meet the needs of the University of Idaho's teaching, learning and research mission across the State of Idaho

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or related; four additional years of relevant experience (for a total of nine) may substitute for a bachelor’s degree
  • Five years of experience in an information technology field
  • Two years experience applying relevant knowledge of cybersecurity in an enterprise environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity or a related field.
  • Knowledge of research, administrative and instructional computing needs in a land-grant university (including library support, university advancements, academic and administrative services).
  • Current professional security certification addressing one or more ISO/IEC 27002 domains and management controls.
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in customer service demonstrating skills in listening/reading for understanding, professionalism, collaboration, advocacy, objectivity, diligence and flexibility.
  • Strong organization, writing and communication skills; must clearly communicate technical issues and resolutions to customer/clients, other departments and senior management.
  • Experience applying or auditing NIST SP800-171, or similar frameworks.
  • Familiarity and understanding of the research project lifecycle, from pre-proposal and budgeting through funding, execution and reporting.
  • Knowledge of the Open Science / Open Data requirements of most federal funding agencies (NSF, NIH, etc.)
  • Experience with shared research cyberinfrastructure, including shared High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems, science gateways, science DMZs and scientific data repositories.
  • Experience with information security related issues involving identity and access management, intrusion detection, forensics, incident management, risk management and/or auditing.
  • Demonstrated experience providing information security awareness and training.
  • Knowledge or experience with governance, risk and compliance (GRC) systems.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other
  • None

Posting Number: SP003591P

Posting Date: 09/13/2022

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Position will remain open until filled by a qualified candidate. Application received on or before September 27, 2022 will received first consideration.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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