Reporting to the Chief Information Security Officer, the Information Security Analyst, will support the goals and objectives of San Diego State University security program which include security incident response, threat hunting, risk identification, and risk analysis. This position plays an integral role in investigating, researching, logging, tracking, and following up on security incidents, as well as, legal and regulatory requirements.
Additionally, the incumbent will continuously assist with activities required to increase SDSU's awareness of information security practices, and safeguards. This includes enhancing the related information for security program policies, standards, procedures, guidelines, coordinated education and awareness.
For more information regarding Information Technology Security Office, please click here: https://it.sdsu.edu/security
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
Education and Experience
To enter this classification, a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in operating systems programs, maintenance, and systems administration features is a prerequisite. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science, mathematics, or a related technical field, or equivalent technical training and/or experience.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
-Experience designing and implementing security solutions
-Information Security Certification
-Working knowledge of Risk and control frameworks and process improvement models, and ability to analyze data and make recommendations on risks and security issues
-Data-related security principles and safeguard measures
-Familiarity with security compliance standards such as ISO 27000 series, NIST 800-53
-Experience with Windows and Linux operating systems and their security framework
-Penetration testing of applications and infrastructure
-Possess ingenuity to solve technical problems with creative methods and thinking
-Excellent written and verbal skills and the demonstrated competence to effectively present information in either format
-Excellent organizational skills
-Cloud computing - the risks and benefits of using a vendor's remote servers to store, manage and process an organization's data
-Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
-Working knowledge of security issues, techniques and implications across computer platforms
-Proficiency in scripting languages and multiple programming, such as scripting and/or Programming languages (PHP, PowerShell, Python, Java, C/C++, .NET)
-Experience with web application security testing, web application security issues and mitigation measures
-Common Internet standards and protocols, such as TCP/IP, computer networking, routing and switching - an understanding of the fundamentals: the language, protocol and functioning of the internet
-Knowledge of intrusion detection and prevention systems, and IDS/IPS principles and tools
-Security system analysis, development, application programming, and database analysis
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $8,333 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,372 - $10,792 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here: https://bfa.sdsu.edu/hr/jobs/benefits
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on January 23, 2020. To receive full consideration, apply by January 22, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here: https://smokefree.sdsu.edu/
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at 619-594-1139.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
San Diego, California