The Assistant Director of Information Security is a senior level technical leadership position in Computing Services and Systems Development that reports to the Chief Information Security Officer.
This position is a high-level, technical and analytical position requiring significant knowledge and hands-on experience architecting network security controls and procedures including: incident response, host-based and network-based security monitoring and intrusion detection, conducting technical vulnerability assessments, computer forensics, secure management and analysis of system and audit logs from applications, servers, and network equipment, encryption-based solutions, and advanced threat protection. The position assists the Chief Information Security Officer with responsibility for all information technology security policies, operations and security engineering to ensure IT security regulatory compliance at the University of Pittsburgh.
The incumbent will lead the development, engineering, project management and implementation of security protocols for the University and assist the Chief Information Security Officer with the supervision of security staff, leading project teams, and managing day-to-day Security operations and initiatives. The Assistant Director will lead the teams in conducting business risk assessments and recommending secure technology solutions to University departments. This individual will serve as the backup security liaison for the University 24×7×365 which includes critical security risk notification alerts for the University community.
It is vital that the individual understand the University's computing environment and the impact of decisions on production and development systems. In order to successfully meet performance standards, it is critical that the individual maintain a broad view of advancements in technology and proficiency with new technologies.
The incumbent must have at least eight years of experience, BS degree preferred, and CISSP or other similar IT security certifications. Must possess project management and leadership experience, excellent troubleshooting skills, strong communication and organizational skills, and a commitment to customer service. A significant understanding of regulatory compliance requirements such as FERPA, HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley, etc. is also required. This position, like all Security Division personnel, are required to be available to respond to emergency security incidents on a 24/7/365 basis.
Internal Number: 176679
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military..., conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.