Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community. UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Classification Title : IT Security Professional III
Department : Information Technology Services
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
The Information Security Officer (ISO) plays an integral part in the development, implementation, and compliance of technical security across UNC Asheville. The ISO is responsible for managing security risks related to information security, business continuity planning, incident management, privacy, and compliance. In addition, the ISO ensures all employees are trained on enterprise and governmental security requirements through awareness programs.
In conjunction and in collaboration with other ITS systems and applications administrators, this position will assist in conducting network and information systems audits meant to identify, harden, and mitigate potential and actual security threats in the form of scanning, monitoring, and testing the UNC Asheville network and systems for vulnerabilities. This position shall assist ITS management in ensuring the compliance of University systems to federal, state and local laws, rules and ordinances; will develop controls to enforce IT security policies and compliance; will advise on the development, documentation and maintenance of disaster recovery plans; review risk assessments and support cyber incident response plans.
The ISO along with the Security Analyst will be responsible for the configuration, deployment, optimization, and management of IT security related tools. The ISO will work with various departments on alert escalation and resolution and provide risk analysis metrics to leadership based on the output of these tools. The ISO will also be responsible for assessing potential threats, such as malware or phishing alerts, and determining the validity of the alert and determining the best course of action to protect UNCA assets.
The ISO should have knowledge of and implementation experience with security tools including but not limited to vulnerability scanning, prevention, penetration testing, firewall administration, etc. that are utilized to protect, prevent, and remediate IT security threats.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or an Information Security degree or closely related field from an appropriately accredited institution; or Bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of progressive experience in IT Security or closely related area.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Security
Professional experience in running the information security office analyzing and applying information security, risk management, and privacy practices
Strong decision-making capabilities, with a proven ability to weigh relative costs/benefits of potential actions and identify most appropriate options
Experience working in a higher education environment
Consulting and general industry experience
An understanding of business needs and commitment to delivering high-quality, prompt, and efficient service to the University community
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UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.
About The University of North Carolina at Asheville
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well as the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage everyone to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker.At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. About 3,900 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with ...a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.