We are currently seeking an Information Security Officer to join the USC Libraries and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History within Information Technology Services. The Information Security Officer will be responsible for the ISO Security systems within both the USC Shoah Foundation and USC Libraries departments. The Information Security Systems Officer performs analysis to identify critical data, recommends monitoring rules and updates, provides configuration management support, and ensures implementation of all system configuration updates. This position is also responsible for reviewing threat intelligence information and providing constructive feedback, communicating information security policies and procedures, and supporting the management of security risks.
The successful candidate must have 5 years of experience within Information Security as well as a strong understanding of information security and the relationship between threat, vulnerability and information value in the context of risk management. Experience in designing, evaluating and documenting processes and leading teams in accomplishing process review and improvement are also required for this role.
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute was founded by Steven Spielberg in 1994 and has collected, cataloged, digitized and preserves 53,000 interviews of Holocaust survivors and witnesses. The Institute houses nearly 53,000 audio-visual testimonies conducted in 63 countries and in 40 languages.Â Â
The USC Libraries actively support the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge. We develop collections and services that support and encourage the academic endeavors of faculty, students, and staff; build a community of critical consumers of information; and help develop engaged world citizens. USC has 23 libraries and information centers and the USC Digital Library.Â
Must have a Bachelorâs Degree or combined experience/education as substitute for advanced education
Must have 5 years of experience in Information Security
Experience in designing, evaluating and documenting processes
Experience leading teams in accomplishing process review and improvement Â
Demonstrated understanding of information security and the relationship between threat, vulnerability and information value in the context of risk management
Demonstrated working knowledge of information security fundamentals and concepts
Strong analytical thinking and strong decision-making skills
Acts as a liaison between the assigned area and Information Security Strategy. Provides support for proposing, coordinating, implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies.
Performs analysis to identify critical data, assets, and processes in the assigned area.
Recommends logging/monitoring rules and provides configuration management (CM) support for information system security software, hardware, and firmware.
Reviews the quality of the threat intelligence information received from the ITS Information Security organization and provides constructive feedback to the Information Security organization based on the needs of the assigned area.
Communicates and translates information security policies, standards and procedure requirements, and serves as a subject matter resource for university policies and standards.
Supports the management and remediation of information security risks
Assists the assigned area with regulatory compliance assessments, security risk assessments, findings analysis and remediation.
Supports the implementation and communication of security training and awareness activities.
Trains individuals within the assigned area on how to incorporate security into job functions and processes.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time
8 years of experience in Information Security
One or more of the following Certifications: CISSP, CCNA, CCENT, GSEC, MCSA, CISM
Experience in Higher Education
Ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while balancing and prioritizing multiple projects
The annual base salary range for this position is $147,000 to $176,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree; Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 5 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Strong understanding of information security and the relationship between threat, vulnerability and information value in the context of risk management. Understanding and working knowledge of information security fundamentals and concepts. Strong analytical thinking, strong decision-making skills and the ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels. Experience in designing, evaluating and documenting processes and leading teams in accomplishing process review and improvement.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.