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Information Security Analyst
Simmons College

  • Dec. 13, 2017
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Simmons College
    Boston, MA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Information Technology
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Information Security Analyst


Reporting to the college's Information Security Officer, the Information Security Analyst will ensure the security of the college's sensitive information. S/He will protect systems, networks, and services against cyberattack, as well as monitor network traffic and server logs. S/He will investigate security breaches and develop strategies for security issues that arise. The Information Security Analyst will educate the college community about information security issues, as well as develop and maintain training programs and literature. S/He will monitor and maintain compliance with information security and related regulation.

Essential Functions

  • Works with college's Information Security Officer to develop standards, controls, policies, and procedures to establish information security within the organization. Trains faculty, staff, and students in their use, developing security awareness by providing orientation, educational programs, and on-going communication.
  • Monitors college's systems, networks, and services for security breaches. Analyzes and evaluates anomalous network and systems activity. Provides analysis and reporting on system and network monitoring logs.
  • Conducts penetration testing and systems auditing. Works with systems administration staff on securing potential vulnerabilities in systems and services. Recommends security enhancements.
  • Investigates security breaches and violations when they occur. Prepares technically detailed reports documenting information security incidents and extent of damage caused. Issues regulatory required notifications to state agencies and potential victims of identity theft. Coordinates with Law Enforcement.
  • Evaluates vendors and contracts for compliance with internal controls and state regulation, including MASS 201 CMR 17.00.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.


  • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 3 years experience required or equivalent relevant work experience
  • Ability to demonstrate strong knowledge of information security concepts
  • Demonstrable initiative and a personal interest in information security
  • Good people skills and a strong ability to communicate effectively
  • Use of network security analysis tools, such as TCPDUMP or Wireshark
  • Knowledge of Linux/UNIS and Windows OS security
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter in the Resume/CV section on the 'My Experience' page of your application.

As a College committed todiversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop amorediversefaculty,staff, student body and curriculum.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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