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IT Security Analyst

Information Systems / Technology


IT Security Analyst

  • 521736
  • Virginia, United States
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • IT Security
  • Information Systems / Technology
  • Administrative & Professional
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

This position will monitor emerging network and IT technology threats, routinely confer with other IT professionals and user departments to provide tactical, strategic, technical guidance and assist in the design and implementation of appropriate access protection, audit control and evidentiary methods and procedures. Additionally, the position will routinely monitor practices to ensure that user access, system access, resources and information are secure. The position will be expected to perform security reviews, manage software used in the review process, recommend mitigating actions for those that present a security risk to the university, and ensure appropriate documentation is recorded. This person will assist in maintaining the Cyber Security Operations Center servers, assist in investigating security incidents, administer IT security systems and servers, and recommend security related standards and procedures at the departmental and university level. They will assist in the technical education of departmental personnel in order for them to keep abreast of new security threats and technologies.

Required Qualifications

● Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, related field, and or equivalent training and work experience.
● Experience in various Information Security roles.
● Experience with Information Security monitoring and troubleshooting.
● Experience installing and configuring information security tools such as Anti-Malware, Endpoint Detection and Response, Intrusion Detection/Protection, Vulnerability Management, File Integrity Monitoring, Security Information and Event Management, Privileged Account Management, etc.
● Experience setting up, administering, and securing Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.
● Experience with TCP/IP networking.

Preferred Qualifications

● Relevant professional certifications such as GIAC, CISSP, CISA.
● Experience with IPv6.
● Experience working with network tools such as Zeek, Security Onion, Suricata/Snort, Nessus, Rapid 7, Acunetix, Encase, Metasploit, BackTrack, OSSEC, Netflow or similar tools.
● Experience with host based forensics, including the use of write-blockers, duplicators, and other forensic hardware.
● Experience with working independently on projects and achieving project objectives by required due dates.
● Significant system administration or audit experience in higher education.
● Understanding of key applicable federal, state, and local legislation such as FERPA, GLB, and HIPPA.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

$80,000 - $90,000

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Brittany Kessler at bmlester@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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