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Information Security Officer
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Sep. 21, 2021
Title Information Security Officer
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Security
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Information Technology

Position Summary
The Information Security Officer (ISO) sets campus-wide security strategy, security policy, and security operations at the University at Buffalo (UB), which is the number 1 public research university in NY and among the top 40 public universities in the nation.

The ISO serves as a member of the Vice President & Chief Information Officer’s (VPCIO) Senior Leadership Team which is charged with providing strategic direction and priorities for the division.

Key responsibilities include:
Leading the development, implementation, and maintenance of the University’s campus-wide information security/cybersecurity program. Lead, direct, and manage the VPCIO Information Security Group. Under the general direction of the VPCIO, work collaboratively with colleagues to protect the University’s information assets and provide relevant services to the UB community.

About UBIT: All the duties & responsibilities listed above continue to occur in a 24×7 environment, therefore, working extended hours, holidays, or varied hours may be required.

The mission of UB Information Technology (UBIT) is to advance UB’s mission of excellence in research, teaching, and service through the innovative and effective use of Information Technology. UBIT includes nearly 400 talented and collaborative professionals. UBIT supports the university’s goals for impactful research, educational experiences, engagement and economic development, and a 21st-century campus environment. To that end, UBIT partners with the campus community and leads the evaluation, implementation, and operation of all IT services.

It is a great time to join UBIT! The VPCIO and UBIT have focused on modernizing the core IT infrastructure. These strategic enhancements have resulted in a world-class technology environment. UBIT staff are highly skilled and motivated to succeed and have cutting-edge training and technical resources at their disposal. In addition to professional growth opportunities, UBIT staff have access to a comprehensive list of benefits and services designed to help them meet their personal and family needs including health care, paid time off, and on-premise childcare.

Outstanding Benefits: Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

The Buffalo Niagara Region is a major metropolitan area with a vibrant, diverse blend of cultures and communities. Buffalo offers the amenities of a major urban area without the headaches. Friendly folks, quick commutes, charming neighborhoods, and a low cost of living are among the benefits of life in the region. Three international bridges connect the Buffalo Niagara region to Canada. Travel to the cosmopolitan city of Toronto is only 90 minutes by car. By air, we are less than an hour to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Recognizing that a diverse, equitable and inclusive community is an essential foundation for achieving excellence and success, UBIT is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and respect.
The University at Buffalo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups in order to build a culturally diverse and pluralistic University community.
Minimum Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or related fields
Seven years of experience in information security. Experience supervising and mentoring information technology professionals. Demonstrated experience working, collaborating, and establishing credibility and relationships with senior leadership, colleagues and customers.
Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving
Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make effective decisions
Experience successfully building consensus among a large number of diverse colleagues, senior leadership, and outside agencies to address and resolve issues
Documented ability accomplishing major tasks and assignments with and through others
Excellent customer service skills
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s or other advanced degree
Information security/cybersecurity experience in a complex, distributed Higher Education/Academic environment
Demonstrated experience with developing enterprise-level information security policy
Experience presenting information security/cybersecurity information and concepts to senior-level executives
Experience coordinating with key stakeholder groups, such as legal counsel, internal audit, and police

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