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Information Security Analyst I

University of Mississippi
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Dec 6, 2023

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

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

High School Diploma / GED


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.

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