Virginia's community colleges have a 40-year track record of educational excellence and innovation to serve the needs of our citizens and strengthen the Commonwealthâ™s economy.Â When Virginiaâ™s General Assembly established the Virginia Community College System in 1966, the need for a comprehensive system was well known. Over the two decades after the end of World War II, leaders in government, business, professional sectors, and academia had called for a new approach to providing educational opportunity.Â A key concern was Virginia's ability to develop a skilled and knowledgeable workforce to expand the state's economy. Today our community colleges give every Virginian the opportunity to gain a quality education.Â With 23 colleges on 40 campuses located throughout the state, Virginia's Community Colleges are committed to serving Virginia families, helping them acquire the knowledge and skills to seize the opportunities of today and tomorrow.The chief objective of this position is to provide information security leadership and coordination for activities necessary to secure and protect information resources and the related technology infrastructure at one or more VCCS organizations (college/agency) from external and internal threats while supporting the overall VCCS Information Security Program. Serves as the Information Security Officer for one or more VCCS organizations and assists the college/agency administration in the planning, implementation, management and administration of their information security program.Develops security measures to safeguard information against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure. Addresses issues and matters specific to information security and their impact on telecommunications and computing areas such as voice, data, and video; desktops and servers; and general computing applications and services. Provides analysis and prepares reports to college management on the development and implementation of security controls necessary to address information security risks. Confers with college/agency management, technical staff, system/data owners, auditors, security officers, and other personnel to plan and implement the college/agency information security program as outlined in the VCCS Memorandum of Understanding for Information Security Shared Services (ISSS).
Â· Excellent knowledge of cited functions and four-year degree in Computer Science, Information Management, or related field, or equivalent work experience is required.Â· Higher education, governmental agency or corporate/industry information security experience.Â· Previous experience as information security officer.Â· Proven ability to define and develop solutions based on business requirements.Â· Extensive experience working in Information Technology.Â· Must be an intelligent, articulate, consensus building, and persuasive leader who can serve as an effective member of the Information Technology Services team and communicate information security-related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical staff.Â· Some experience with CISCO, Unix, Linux, and/or Windows platforms.Â· Progressive experience in computing and information security, including experience with Internet technologies, wireless technologies, and security issues.Â· Experience with disaster recovery planning and testing, auditing, risk analysis, and business continuity planning.
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.