Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: Information Security Office
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in cybersecurity, information technology security, computer engineering, computer information systems, computer science, management information systems, or a related field. Four years of experience in cybersecurity analysis, information security analysis, or digital forensics plus two additional years of relevant experience. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Monitors and analyzes cybersecurity alerts from cybersecurity tools, network devices, and information systems. Monitors and maintains cybersecurity infrastructure and/or policies and procedures to protect information systems from unauthorized use. Performs vulnerability scans of networks and applications to assess effectiveness and identify weaknesses. Performs forensic analysis of information systems and portable devices and forensic recovery of data using assessment tools. Evaluates network and system security configuration for best practices and risk-based access controls. Evaluates cybersecurity and privacy legislation, regulations, advisories, alerts, and vulnerabilities. Reviews, develops, and delivers cybersecurity awareness training. Researches and implements new security risk and mitigation strategies, tools, techniques, and solutions for the prevention, detection, containment, and correction of data security breaches. Identifies and evaluates new cybersecurity technologies to remediate vulnerabilities. Advises management and users regarding security procedures. Recommends and manages implementation of corrective actions. Performs other related duties as assigned.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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