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At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU.

Information Technology Services supports, empowers and advances the use of technology to sustain the institution’s teaching, research and outreach mission. Information Security Services is dedicated to collaborating with the various departmental, college and regional campus IT units in providing a rich, integrated and secure electronic environment in which to educate students, carry out research and conduct business.

Working in Information Security at WVU, a typical day might include the following:

  • Assist with the support and monitoring of numerous security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks, and information at the University.
  • Prepare technical documentation, including interpretation of technical requirements, process flows, and workflows according to established standards.
  • Utilize information security tools used to identify and remediate web application and infrastructure vulnerabilities.
  • Maintain current knowledge, through research and training, on the use of the tools used to identify and remediate web application vulnerabilities, and infrastructure security vulnerabilities.
  • Contribute to Information Security Services’ security awareness program.
  • Serve as a team member for support and management of information security related projects.
  • Support WVU’s confidentiality and security policies and ensures application compliance.

This job might be a good fit for you if:

  • You have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact at all organizational levels.
  • You can demonstrate the ability to prepare technical documentation and justify approach used, resolve complex issues, explain and/or train staff on technical features of an application or process, and the ability to express technical information to non-technical users as well as gather information from them relating to information security to meet their business rules.
  • You have strong analytical skills to be able to research, analyze, detect, and remediate complex information security vulnerabilities.
  • You have demonstrated ability to logically reason, analyze, and solve problems. Ability to define procedural problems, collect and evaluate data, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various remediation solutions or mitigating controls.
  • You can work as a member of a team of diverse skill levels and expertise from multiple areas; functioning in an optimum role for team success.
  • You have broad knowledge of information security issues, industry best practices, requirements and trends, including an awareness of information security mandates (such as FERPA, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS).
  • You have experience in security systems, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, endpoint protection software, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, etc.

To land this gig, you need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience is required. A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or related field is preferred.
  • At least one year working in/with information technology
  • At least one year working in/with information security
  • Conducting information security assessments, remediating information security vulnerabilities, and addressing information security incidents. Experience working within higher education is preferred.
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