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Information Security Architect

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Summary: Under administrative direction, provides architectural, policy and procedural guidance in the design of network, system and application architectures for information technology (IT) projects and initiatives within the University; ensures overall IT infrastructure provides secure and high-performance IT services.

CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May include any and/or all of the following:

  1. Provides protection to the IT systems of the University, investigating and recommending different systems and technologies available to support overall security initiatives; collaborates with IT management and external business units to understand their infrastructure and business requirements for the purpose; assists in the design of effective and proactive defense strategies; implements security event monitoring based on infrastructure and compliance needs.
  2. Ensures that the security infrastructure is in line with the next generation developments; makes recommendations to keep the security related functions of all networks and systems up to date.
  3. Collaborates with various areas of IT operation and planning to ensure monitoring and audit functions are commensurate with the overall risk and security plan; ensures the organization is prepared to respond to security risks, deploying the appropriate tools and procedures.
  4. Implements and oversees forensic functions of the unit including litigation holds and preservation of computer images for investigations.
  5. Analyzes ways in which the University systems can be subjected to intrusion, performing regular threat and vulnerability assessments; performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Extensive knowledge of information security systems
  • Extensive knowledge of computer, network, and internet technologies and protocols
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate technical and security-related concepts into a non-technical language
  • Ability to think like a hacker or potential intruder
  • Ability to work and prioritize in a highly dynamic, project-oriented work environment
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and experience equivalent to:

Bachelor's degree; supplemented with six (6) years of related work experience. Certified Information Systems Security Professional or other related information security certification is required.

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