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Security Analyst Position at the University of Kansas
From: "Perry, Jeff" <perry () KU EDU>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 11:59:57 -0500

The University of Kansas Information Technology Security Office is
hiring a full time Network Security Analyst.  This position will be part
of the Security Service and Operations (SSO) Group within the IT
Security Office. 

A brief description of this position follows.  For full position
information or to apply please go to:

Position Overview
The IT Security Office (ITSO) is responsible for the overall
coordination, implementation, and assessment of information security at
the University of Kansas. The overall goal of ITSO is to achieve the
optimal level of confidentiality, integrity and availability of KU's
information assets and systems while providing a safe and secure
computing environment for research, teaching, learning, and the everyday
conduct of university business.

This position will be in the Security Operations/Services unit of ITSO.
This unit is responsible for: Technical Security Control Planning and
Coordination, Daily Security Operations, SOC Operations, Security
Consulting, General & Technical Security Support, Monitoring &
Logging/Statistics, System/Application/Network Scanning, Overall
Security Implementation. The incumbent will find themselves working on
both small and large scale projects while assisting teams within IT and
campus wide, achieve their goals. As information security is an
extremely fast paced field, ITSO team members are expected to research
new technologies and rapidly understand their uses and risks.

To be successful requires excellent oral and writing skills, project
management, strong people skills, and a results oriented attitude. In
all endeavors the incumbent must demonstrate the highest degree of
ethics and professionalism.

Position Information
Position Number: 00000323  
Job Title: Network Security Analyst  
Work Location: KU Main Campus, Lawrence Kansas
Application Deadline / Initial Review Date: 09-21-2007
Advertised Pay: $50,000 - $70,000 + benefits  
Job Category (Empl Class): Unclassified Professional Staff  
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time  
Regular/Temporary: Regular  

Responsibilities and percent of time
1. (30%) Research, design, and develop detection technologies and
implementations to test network vulnerability to intrusion by hostile
individuals or groups.
2. (20%) Detects, researchers, investigates, documents and reports
actual or potential network security violations, intrusions or other
inappropriate use.
3. (10%) Ensures the University network is secure, reliable and robust
through design and development of security architecture/posture.
4. (10%) Performs special research/implementation projects and other
duties as assigned.
5. (10%) Reviews, maintain, & propose updates to University of Kansas
information security policies and procedures; works closely and
cooperatively with other University staff members involved with
information security and privacy issues; participates in ensuring
security compliance with governmental regulatory requirements.
6. (5%) Supports the design, development, and implementation of the
University security awareness and virus management programs; evaluates
security products and tests security systems theoretical performance;
assists in planning, designing, implementing and testing disaster
recovery procedures; performs formal risk assessments related to network
7. (5%) Ensures that the University community is fully informed about
network security issues; provides status reports on the implementation
of network security activities.
8. (5%) Engages in a planned program of professional development,
coordinated with ITS goals and responsibilities, to maintain continual
growth in professional skills and knowledge essential to the position.
9. (5%) Supports the network security incident response team as needed.

Responsibilities and Percent of Time (Continued from above as needed)

Required Qualifications
1. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or computer related field, or
three years of computer systems or network administration experience.
2. Two years of hands on experience with IT systems in an enterprise
scale IT environment.
3. Two years of experience with IT security programs, best practices,
and/or standards.
4. Two years hands on experience with enterprise scale networking
5. Five years network protocol (TCP/IP, ICMP) experience relating to
both systems and networks.
6. Five years of systems administration and hardening experience on
UNIX, Linux, and/or Windows Servers.  

Preferred Qualifications
1. Certifications in areas related to network management and security
(SANS,CISSP, CISA or other Security Certifications).
2. Familiar with common Networking equipment (Routers, Switches, Hubs)
3. Familiar with other networking protocols (OSPF, RIP, IPX/SPX, etc).  

Work Schedule
(e.g. 8-5 Mon-Fri)       

Contact Information for Applicants
Mary Ann Robison 785-864-0468 robison () ku edu  

Instructions for Applying
Apply online at http://jobs.ku.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=83538

A complete application should include cover letter and a current resume
as well as the on-line application. First consideration will be given to
complete application materials received by the initial review date.

The University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. The University encourages applications from underrepresented
group members. Federal and state legislation prohibits discrimination on
the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age,
disability, and veteran status. In addition, University policies
prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, marital
status, and parental status.

Jeff Perry, CISSP
Manager, Security Services and Operations
Information Security Office - A Division of Information Services
The University of Kansas
Office +1 785-864-9003
Direct +1 785-864-0489
Fax    +1 785-864-0485
Email perry () ku edu

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