Job no: 502239 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 193000 - HPC2 Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Mar 29 2021
The Cybersecurity Analyst will be responsible for enhancing the overall security posture of the MSU High Performance Computing Collaboratory through the use and employment of a variety of methods, tools, and best practices. The Cybersecurity Analyst will be responsible for assisting in security audits, conducting SIEM analysis, conducting vulnerability and threat assessments, and responding to network or system intrusions. This position will be responsible for installing, operating, and maintaining a variety of cybersecurity-related software and hardware solutions.
Work on cyber security projects and provide technical support to HPC2 Computing office staff Analyze and validate security alerts, provide reports on resolution of those alerts, and follow up with relevant staff members in response to those alerts Monitor, analyze, and investigate system irregularities, indicators of compromise, or unauthorized access through the use and application of a variety of cybersecurity tools, best practices, and methods. Install, operate, and maintain cybersecurity related products and solutions Stay up to date on related threats to HPC2 information systems and assist in employing countermeasures to address applicable threats across the environment Assist with developing and maintaining secure baselines for HPC2 information systems and related network infrastructure devices Utilize proprietary and/or open source tools to perform vulnerability scanning of organizational information systems and applications Perform network traffic analysis Perform root cause analysis of any and all information security and network incidents Coordinate with relevant staff members to mitigate identified vulnerabilities, threats to the environment, or any other security-related concerns
Bachelor's degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline
*Familiarity with Security, Incident, and Event Management (SIEM) technologies and tools *Ability to differentiate between a significant event, a false positive, and a false negative *Basic networking knowledge (TCP, HTTP, DNS, firewall implementations, ...) *Must be a U.S. Citizen
Substitutions: When a candidate has the required experience, but lacks the required education, they may normally apply additional experience toward the education requirement at a rate of one (1) year of relevant experience per year of required education.
Apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and a copy of your transcript(s). Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.
Position is contingent upon funding availability.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 502239
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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