Essential Functions: JOB PURPOSEThis position will be responsible for the implementation and operation of the Information Security Plan at Wayne State University, with a specific focus on managing the vulnerability management program for internal IT and external university systems. This position will additionally create standards and offer guidance on security issues to the community, with a specific focus on research computing and the computing infrastructure used by University researchers. This position will act as a liaison between C&IT and other campus entities providing leadership in the fields of information security. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Serve as vulnerability management program leader; prepare assessment plans and specifications, and set direction for information security policies, processes, and procedures throughout the University in conjunction with the Information Security Officer. Provide guidance on security principles, standards, and processes. Research current and emerging information security technology trends. Evaluate, test, design, and provide comparative analysis for new technologies or make recommendations to further improve information security at the University. Serve as technical contact and liaison with faculty, researchers, staff, third-party vendors and suppliers. Conduct security audits and vulnerability scans. Conduct penetration testing, security assessments, and traffic analysis and generate related reports. Research, document, and explain security risks to University employees and review results with relevant system administrators for resolution. Identify specific technical recommendations to improve the existing security of information systems. Conduct appropriate follow-up to ensure identified security issues have been resolved. Work with Information Security Officer in handling reported data or security breaches throughout the University network, including leading project teams for both security resolution and proactive measure to prevent future security issues. Provide critical operational tools and framework required to investigate and resolve all unauthorized attempts to access official institutional resources. Leads security project initiatives and conducts regular information security audits to identify "at risk areas" and communicates specific solutions to University customers. Work and collaborate with Information Security staff in implementing and managing firewalls throughout the University network, including policy evaluation and implementation, application debugging, and directing staff in secure implementation of services provided behind the firewall. Monitor performance for any abnormalities and lead investigations into any cause of abnormalities.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation: Bachelor's degreeBachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Experience: Experienced (minimum 2 years of job-related experience)Experience in computer/network security field. Experience evaluating security technologies. Experience with all major computer operating systems. Broad, current knowledge of Internet technologies. Experience evaluating security solutions for customers and conducting analysis of the budget, needs/expectations, network data, and technical capability. Excellent communication (oral, written, presentation), interpersonal and consultative skills. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESTECHNOLOGY SKILLS Ability to provide general information security direction and guidance in security matters to departments across campus. Ability to analyze output from vulnerability scans and determine best course of action for remediation efforts. Ability to provide trusted technical guidance on remediating known risks from operating systems and applications while allowing customers to continue to meet their business needs. Ability to utilize utilities and tools (such as wireshark, tcpdump, and netcat) to perform security analysis and verify output from automatic tools.ANALYTICAL SKILLS Analyzes the impact of potential actions. Demonstrates the ability to apply analytical and logical thinking to gather and analyze information. Capable of analyzing large volumes of data and summarizing results. Proposes, evaluates alternative solutions to achieve organizational goals. PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Anticipates the implications and consequences of situations and takes appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies. Leads groups in problem analysis and process improvement initiatives. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS Relates to people in an open, friendly and acceptable manner. Effectively balances the interests and needs of own group with the broader organization. Resolves conflicts and disagreements and builds consensus. LEADERSHIP SKILLS Demonstrates strong leadership skills that can influence and motivate individuals and groups to achieve results. Ability to establish clear goals and direction for teams or subordinates. TEAMWORK and PEER RELATIONSHIPS Ability to work through and with others at all organizational levels to ensure work is completed and objectives are met. Ability to be a contributing and constructive member of University committees and task forces. Demonstrates the ability to build a collaborative or team environment within responsible or assigned areas. PLANNING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS Ability to shift priorities and multi-task on various projects. Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects. Realistically estimates time and resource requirements on projects. Ability to plan and lead groups on large or complex projects. Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals. CUSTOMER FOCUS Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect. Proactively identifies customer issues and quickly and effectively resolves customer problems. Establishes customer service standards and objectives. COMMUNICATION SKILLS Expresses oneself clearly in writing, in conversations and interactions with others. Concisely summarizes large or complex issues both verbally and in writing.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is d...edicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.