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Information Security Engineer/Analyst

Office of Technology Services

Vacancy Number 300307

Position Type: Regular, full-time exempt position with full, competitive benefits package
Opens: 06/06/13     Closes: Open Until Filled

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

NOTE:  Position is open until filled.  Apply by Wednesday, September 4, 2013 for best consideration.

This position is primarily responsible for information security analysis, engineering and incident response for the University of Baltimore.  This position will assist with the design, development, implementation and maintenance of the overall campus information security program, focusing upon identifying campus risks, vulnerabilities, improving campus security awareness and maintaining compliance with state and federal requirements.  Duties and responsibilities include:

•    Conducts routine network and server vulnerability assessments as required.  Assists chief information officer (CIO) by coordinating campus-wide risk assessments.
•    Tracks resolution of findings and submits reports to the CIO.
•    Performs ongoing analysis and correlation of information collected by intrusion detection (IDS) and security event management (SEM) systems.  Develops automated reports to achieve compliance with state and federal requirements.  Reviews reports as defined by the UB information and security audit program.
•    Investigates incidents that are detected, or that are reported. Serves as a primary member of the UB Computer Incident Response Team (UB-CSIRT).
•    Assists in the development of technical security standards to support campus information security policies.
•    Assists in developing, implementing, and maintaining an ongoing IT security awareness and employee training program, collaborating with the Instructional Technologies, Facilities and Support Unit, the business analysts, the campus HR training coordinator and any other relevant persons.
•    Review security advisories, assessing relevance and risk, and disseminate to relevant technical staff.  Track review of security advisories via help desk ticketing system.
•    Assists in or facilitates the selection and implementation of information security solutions including, but not limited to, firewalls, VPN, SEM and IDP/IDS. Responsible for ongoing maintenance and support of SEM and IDS systems.
•    Conducts routine audits of the network infrastructure configuration to ensure security best practices are being utilized.
•    Responsible for working with the technical writer to document processes and standard operating procedures (SOP).
•    Works with other OTS staff members to assist in enforcing compliance with security policies, standards and guidelines.
•    Participates in project teams, ensuring that security is part of the system development life cycle (SDLC).
•    Studies and keeps current on security topics and issues.  Report issues to the chief architect, or other personnel, as appropriate.


Strong knowledge of computer hardware, networks and related components
•    Knowledge of LAN, client/server, computer and communications technology.
•    Ability to translate complex security functions into layman’s terms.
•    Knowledge of current Windows operating systems, Microsoft SQL Server, Cisco IOS, Juniper OS, Solaris, Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, LDAP, SSH, Terminal Server, Microsoft Exchange, antivirus, firewalls, SIEM and IDS tools, router access control lists, host-based firewalls, enterprise WiFi security.
Strong Communication skills and documentation skills
•    Proven technical, logical, analytical problem-solving skills.
•    Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines with quality products.
•    Understand and adhere to policy, process and procedure requirements.
•    Perform root cause analysis, assess risk, and provide alternative problem solving solutions.

Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management and customers.
•    Works collegially with other OTS units and University components.
•    Excellent oral communication and technical writing skills.
•    Strong project interaction background required.  Ability to engage in several concurrent projects in a team work environment.


Requires undergraduate degree in computer science, engineering, or related field and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience to include:
•    Risk and vulnerability assessment and/or penetration testing.
•    Using and interpreting results of basic information security assessment tools (e.g. Nessus, nmap, etc.)
•    Interpreting and enforcing information security policies, best practices and creating effective technical reports summarizing information security findings, risks, and remediation requirements.
•    Information security experience in a distributed networking environment.
•    Required familiarity with major security systems such as firewalls, IDS, VPN, two-factor authentication, PKI, encryption, network scanning, phone sweeps, wireless networking, SSL/TLS, and others.
Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.

Ability to provide 24/7 support as needed is required.


•    CISSP and/or SANS certification desired.
•    Knowledge of ISO-17799 preferred.
•    Managing IT in some facet for a higher education environment.
•    Web application security assessment.
•    Basic programming or scripting languages.

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