UW SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
OFFICE OF INFORMATION SECURITY
IS Specialist Senior (3 positions)
[Working Title: Information Security Analyst]
The University of Wisconsin System is one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country and employs more than 40,000 faculty and staff statewide. The UW System’s combined enrollment headcount exceeds 180,000, and the System confers more than 36,000 degrees each year. Learn more about the UW System at https://www.wisconsin.edu/about-the-uw-system/ .
The UWSA Information Security department oversees the security of the institution’s information, and supports the academic and research ambitions of the UW community. This department works towards system risk reduction through the implementation of security policies and oversees the implementation of strategic information security initiatives.
These full-time positions, located in Madison, Wisconsin, reports to the Chief Information Security Officer and is part of the UW System Office of Information Security which is responsible for providing strategic, tactical and operational information security leadership for all University of Wisconsin institutions, throughout the State of Wisconsin. The primary responsibilities of these positions are to support the implementation of a system-wide information security program to include the development and administration of information security policies, standards and technologies to ensure the protection of UW System’s IT environment. Theses positions will support the Chief Information Security Officer with designing and implementing the overall security program.
Security Operations and Program Development
Responsible for all aspects of daily security operations and program development for UW System and UW System Administration.
Research, analyze and draft specific information security policies, procedures and/or standards documents consistent with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) framework.
Participate in the review and implementation of information security policies, procedures and/or standards.
Assist and advise institutions on initial investigation of security events generated by detection mechanisms such as security information and event management (SIEM), intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS), and anti-virus (AV).
When activated, participate in Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activities as they relate to information security incidents throughout UW System.
Assist with the identification and mitigation of security related risks associated with Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery.
Assist campuses across the State of Wisconsin with information security remediation work related to UW System Internal Audit findings.
Assist campuses across the State of Wisconsin with new or updated information security policies, procedures and/or standards.
Security Assessment and Testing
Contribute to security assessments of applications and ongoing security awareness exercises.
Organize, review and/or assist in the development of content for system-wide security awareness training.
Present relevant information security topics through a variety of forums depending on the audience.
Assist in the planning and conduct of security assessments and penetration tests throughout UW System.
Analyze results of security assessments and penetration tests and develop written reports that summarize findings.
Administrative Security Duties
Responsible for a myriad of information security administrative duties.
Participate in the preparation of Request For Proposal (RFP) documents, evaluate vendor solutions and assist in the procurement process, as requested.
Provide periodic status updates to AVP IS and CISO, as required to track information security program implementation and progress.
Develop content for and assist in the maintenance of the information security webpage.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge.
Keep abreast of current trends, techniques and advances in security monitoring, vulnerability testing, awareness education and other related disciplines.
Contribute to the strategic direction of the information security team, working in conjunction with the Chief Information Security Officer to develop new capabilities, process efficiencies and goals.
Maintain and expand professional networks by participating in UW System-wide programs and national professional societies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
In order to be considered for these positions, a candidate must have:
Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or related field or three (3), or more, years demonstrated proficiency in security management, network security devices, security practices, or infrastructure security in a regulated environment.
Solid understanding of networking and desktop technology and proven methods on providing innovative solutions to customers.
Strong customer focus with a track record for driving delivery and operational performance improvements across an organization.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as customer service and organizational skills.
In addition, well-qualified candidates may have:
Current certification in areas related to information security or risk management (e.g., CISSP, GIAC).
Experience with digital forensics or incident response.
Experience designing, implementing and managing cloud security services.
Experience with enterprise-grade vulnerability scanners, network monitoring or penetration testing.
Experience implementing information security policies and procedures.
Experience teaching and documenting information security concepts for technical, and non-technical audiences.
Experience performing quantitative and qualitative risk analysis.
Strong understanding of security and privacy regulations such as PCI DSS, FERPA and GLBA.
Conditions of Employment
This position is a full-time, salaried (exempt) academic staff positions. The successful candidates can expect to make between $70,000 - $95,000 on an annual basis commensurate with qualifications and experience. UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UWSA comprehensive benefit package, please access ALEX , the UW System’s on-line virtual benefits counselor. In addition to ALEX, you can read our benefit summary guide: Summary - Faculty, Academic Staff & Limited Appointees . Furthermore, the UW System Total Compensation Estimator is a tool designed to provide you with total compensation information.
Special Note: The UW System conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s).
To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2018. However, applications may be accepted until the position has been filled.
Go to the UWSA Applicant Portal to submit your materials online. The web address is: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/uwsa/careers/current-jobs/apply/
Select the appropriate applicant portal, either External Applicant s or Internal Applicants .
Locate the position you want to apply for and click on the position.
Follow the onscreen instructions, however, when you get to the Resume/Curriculum Vitae step, do the following.
Click on, “Attach Resume” and upload one (1) single pdf document containing ALL of the following listed components (failing to include any of the components may disqualify your application).
Cover letter specifically addressing how your education and experience relate to the position and qualifications described in this job announcement. Be sure to emphasize the areas outlined under “Minimum Qualifications.” (2 pages maximum)
Reference page containing the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers for at least three professional references with at least one a supervisory reference.
A statement of whether you wish to have your application held in confidence or made available to the public upon request. Please note that in the absence of any statement regarding confidentiality, we will assume you do not wish to have your application held in confidence. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
You will NOT upload any other documents under the other buttons. All documents must be uploaded as one (1) comprehensive pdf document.
Submit your application.
Questions may be addressed to: Wanda Manning, HR Generalist, UW System Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The University of Wisconsin System Administration is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, and person with disabilities.