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Department: 511001 - Security & Compliance
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The IT Security Specialist provides technical implementations and daily monitoring of the university's complex IT environment in accordance with best practices and standards such as PCIDSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards), DMCA, FERPA, etc. Responsibilities include internal vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, intrusion detection/prevention system management, security incident handling, technical security guidance on mobile device usage and wireless deployments, and daily monitoring as well as coordination of other required functions from other teams (e.g., firewall rule management, file integrity monitoring, hardening of servers).
Participate in an on-call rotation and provide other duties as needed.
Require post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor's degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.
Direct experience and expert technical knowledge in the use of tools to improve security such as anti-virus, vulnerability assessments and remediation, intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), log monitoring/correlation, security incident tracking, internal and external penetration testing, forensics, advanced firewall and other network protection, end-point workstation security protection, cloud technology or encryption.
Extensive knowledge of PCIDSS with experience implementing technical security controls such as log collection, file integrity monitoring, wireless security, PAN data discovery tools or other security controls. Experience implementing technical solutions that require assistance from multiple team members across the organization.
Experience with scripting or other programming languages especially for automation, analysis system integration or system administration.
Experience in developing strategies and/or solutions to address security issues and providing technical security advice to various clients.
Effective communication skills. Experience working as an effective team member.
Three or more years of hands-on technical experience in the information security field.
Strong technical writing skills and experience with the development of technical and procedural documentation.
Experience and knowledge of state government rules and regulations is helpful.
Experience with coordination of multiple vendor solutions in a university environment. Networking knowledge of the OSI model, layer 2 and layer 3 switching packet analysis, TCP/IP.
Experience using ServiceNow or a similar call tracking system.
Advanced trouble-shooting skills.
GIAC or CISSP certificate is preferred Other SANS or vendor specific certifications in security topics are a plus.
Required license or certification:
Position Number: 00102375
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