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Information Security Analyst I

Employer
University of Mississippi
Location
Mississippi, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 6, 2023

Job Details



Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU > connectu.olemiss.edu

Definition of Class

This position monitors, analyzes, and detects IT security vulnerabilities and threats of institutional data, networks, and systems. The incumbent assists with information security training and cybersecurity awareness efforts; assesses systems and processes for compliance, threats, and vulnerabilities; and applies security best practices to proactively guard against breaches and attacks.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Reviews appropriate resource scan results and incoming report data to identify and remediate vulnerabilities.
  • Detects and mitigates potential phishing campaigns and malicious scams/sites.
  • Represents the department at appropriate security meetings, conferences, and seminars.
  • Responds to audits, surveys, and other inquiries concerning information security.
  • Assists with developing reports for general security incident tracking.
  • Provides guidance that aligns with information security best practices and UM policy.
  • Logs requests, actions taken, and responses in a tracking system.
  • Stays abreast of current information security developments and recommendations.
  • Performs, reviews, and reports results on vulnerability scans and penetration tests.
  • Reports significant security risks and assists with publishing alerts when required.
  • Monitors endpoint security and follows deployment guidelines to improve security posture.
  • Maintains a strong working knowledge of current university information security policies.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.
Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.

  1. Monitors, analyzes, and detects security vulnerabilities and threats.
  2. Responds to incoming requests regarding information security.
  3. Assists with security training delivery and endpoint security configuration, management, and deployment.
  4. Leverages mitigation procedures to assist with implementation or provide guidance for information security controls.


Minimum Education/Experience

Education:
High School Diploma / GED

Experience:

Some experience related to the above described duties required.

1 year of experience preferred.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Company

Ole Miss II

Founded in 1848, The University of Mississippi, affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action. The University of Mississippi embraces diversity and inclusion as core values and seeks to empower all members of the University community.

The university’s path to becoming the flagship university it is today has been marked by two decades of accelerated growth and prosperity. Student enrollment at UM has increased over 40 percent over the past seven years — illustrating the growing reputation and national draw of the university. We were the 10th-fastest growing university among public doctoral institutions over the period of 2005–2015. Over the past few years, the university has instituted dynamic new academic programs and greatly expanded its campuses with the completion of multiple major construction projects.  The 2018 U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of Best (Undergraduate) Colleges and Universities ranked the University of Mississippi No. 73 in the Top Public National Universities category.  The rankings reflect 15 indicators of academic excellence, including faculty resources, financial resources, and undergraduate academic reputation.  In 2016, indicating a major milestone, the university was elevated to the Carnegie R1 Highest Research Activity classification — placing it in the top 2.5 percent of colleges and universities nationwide. 

For ten consecutive years, The University of Mississippi has been voted by our staff as one of the great colleges to work for in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s survey, and has been widely recognized as one of the most beautiful campuses in America by Newsweek, the Princeton Review and USA Today. Sometimes called the “Cultural Mecca of the South,” Oxford has been the home of William Faulkner, John Grisham, Willie Morris, Barry Hannah and many more outstanding writers. In recent years, it has become known for its award-winning chefs and restaurateurs. Oxford is often recommended by many publications as a bucket list place to visit.

We build leaders, serve our community and our neighbors, and compete to win. We are a literary mecca, a research center, a launchpad for careers across the professions, a home away from home, and so much more. We are Ole Miss.

Committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce, the university offers competitive salaries and benefits, an extensive support network, and above all, an enriching and highly collaborative community that is deeply passionate about our vision for higher education and public service.

The University of Mississippi offers exciting opportunities for career development and continuous learning. Every day is different, with new ideas, challenges, and benefits just around the corner—no matter which department you’re a part of. It’s an exciting place to build a meaningful career at any level.

Our University, like all institutions, is only as strong as our people. Our faculty, staff, and students represent an exceptional group of people with a rich diversity of talents and backgrounds. There’s no better place to start a great career than in Oxford, Mississippi.

Ole Miss

 

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