Senior Information Security Analyst, Wharton Computing
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Posted Job Title
Senior Information Security Analyst, Wharton Computing
Job Profile Title
Job Description Summary
Are you interested in helping to protect the digital assets of one
of the world's best-known brands? Eager to work on projects to help
improve the security posture of a vibrant, exciting, diverse
environment with unique infosec requirements? Would you like to
help design security controls for cutting-edge research? Provide
incident response for an incredible user base doing interesting
Wharton Computing is searching for an Senior Information Security
Analyst to join our Information Security Team. Working under
Wharton's Chief Information Security Officer and working with a
team of technology experts, this position will work on a broad set
of projects and incidents to continuously strengthen the
environment at the largest business school in the world.
The Senior Information Security Analyst will plan and design
security standards and procedures which safeguard the integrity of
and access to Wharton systems and services. Manage security
improvement projects; maintain knowledge of changing information
security threats and technologies; provide recommendations for
adaptation of new technologies, procedures, or standards;
investigate security incidents; document incidents and respond to
security requests using support ticketing systems; perform computer
forensics studies and maintain incident tracking records. Provide
findings to management to help inform enforcement and auditing.
Prepare status reports on security matters; develop security risk
analyses; keep management informed of risks and critical issues
that might affect clients or school security objectives. Develop,
implement, and deploy client, enterprise, and cloud-based security
measures; participate in school endpoint computing management
projects and evaluations. Work with other schools' IT staff to gain
awareness of their issues and promote security initiatives to other
IT staff. Work closely and successfully on security incident
response and other projects with various school and university
constituents including end users, technical colleagues, and
information security professionals.
Bachelor s degree in Computer Science or other related field and a
minimum of 3 years of relevant IT work, preferably in Information
Security, Systems Administration, or Support. An equivalent
combination of education and experience will also be
Job Location - City, State
- Security and IT certifications are desired such as Security+,
CISA, CRISC, GIAC, CISM, or CISSP.
- The ideal candidate will have strong technical expertise in
systems administration and the implementation of new technology
tools with a focus on security.
- A solid understanding of the security implications involving
client technology, enterprise technology, cloud-based services,
computer forensics, and investigative methodology.
- Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication,
interpersonal, and project management skills, and the ability to
deal confidentially with people at all levels of the
- The ability to evaluate and implement security software and
products, and oversee their installation and
- Must be able to work independently and as part of a team with a
focus on effective collaboration.
- The ability to train users of all levels and
- The Security Analyst will be expected to work normal business
hours. The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania, and
Wharton Computing are currently operating in a flexible hybrid work
environment. The Security Analyst will be required to be on call,
carry a school-provided cell phone, and occasionally be available
to respond to critical events that may occur during non-normal
- Strong knowledge of current Information Security frameworks and
- Experience working in an educational, research, or
public-sector environment is highly preferred
Hybrid Eligible - This position is eligible for a hybrid work
schedule with a work week divided between working onsite and
Department / School
$88,435.00 - $123,778.33
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