USC Auxiliary Services, one of the largest divisions at The University of Southern California, is focused on making a difference for over 65,000 students, athletes, faculty, staff, and guests who visit our campuses each day. Through our innovative services, our six central business units (USC Bookstores, USC Hospitality, USC Housing, USC Transportation, the USC Hotel and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum) collectively create the best USC experience for future leaders, scientists, filmmakers, engineers, and doctors alike. Auxiliary Services works tirelessly to welcome all visitors into the Trojan family and we are driven to succeed by our commitment to USCâs core values.
USC Auxiliary Services is focused on applying and maintaining new technologies that change how our Trojans work, learn, and go about their day-to-day lives. Information Technology keeps our business units on both campuses secure and on the cutting edge of technology. The team provides server and operations management, IT governance and project management services, business unit and enterprise web development services, and technical support. Whenever a staff member is in need, Central IT is here to help and tackle new problems with innovative solutions.Â
We are seeking a Sr. Information Security Specialist to join our rapidly growing team.
As our Senior Information Security Specialist you will be responsible for ensuring that information security policies, standards, and control procedures are strictly followed and monitored for compliance regularly. This role will serve as a liaison to the Office of the CISO (OCISO) to ensure that industry best practices and USC security policies and standards are clearly communicated and translated to local processes and operational controls.
Serves as a project lead or technical specialist on security projects which involve a wide range of issues including secure architectures, secure electronic data traffic, network security, platform and data security and privacy. Establishes project plans and schedules, identifies staffing and resource requirements, and monitors progress providing status reports as required.
Applies tested security patches, ensuring data backup and disaster recovery plans are in place and followed as required.
Maintains and modifies all security solutions.
Designs and implements information security solutions including security architectures, firewalls, security products, and security implementation plans.
Identifies process functions, security weaknesses and controls; presents security challenges and resolutions to management.
Provides organizational support of university security architecture and design, benchmarking, technical framework and gap analysis.
Reviews and contributes to the security activities portions of application development project plans.
Guides users and technical team members in formulating security requirements, integrating security requirements into existing system architectures, developing security test plans, overseeing the execution of security testing, and advising alternative approaches.
Interacts with other departments and vendors to gather data, resolve and document complex technical issues for implementation of security products.
Investigates, documents and reports any actual or potential information security violation or inappropriate computer use.
Acts as a liaison between USC Auxiliary Services Information Technology and the OCISO to support, implement, and enforce governance processes, information security policies, standards, and methodologies.
Translates USC information security policies and standards requirements into local procedures and guidelines to implement security controls and operational processes.
Assists OCISO in identifying USC Auxiliary Services Information Technology critical data and assets to implement recommended security controls based on USC policies and standards
Works closely with the systems and network teams to integrate security solutions into the infrastructure
Develops requirements for application, system, and network architectures, so they meet or exceed compliance requirements, industry best-practices, and USC policies and standards.
Provides feedback on security standards and configuration baselines.
Recommends security solutions based on knowledge of best practices
Supports processes to integrate security architecture with change management and systems development (SDLC/IDLC)
Maintains awareness and knowledge of current changes within legal, regulatory, and technology environments, which may affect operations. Ensures senior management and staff are informed of any changes and updates promptly.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time
Education: Bachelorâs Degree.
Experience: 5 years.
Direct relevant cyber security experiences in MIS field
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, and University laws and policies.
Ability to lead, train, coach, counsel, and evaluate employees.
Demonstrated written and oral communication and customer service skills.
Thorough knowledge of applications/systems development methodologies, database design tools and techniques, enterprise/information architecture, and network communications technologies.
What We Prefer:
Exposure to developing and/or maintaining department budget.
The Trojan Family Rewards:
We pride ourselves in creating the BEST USC EXPERIENCE, and that begins with our employees! We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs that support our staff and their families including:
Benefits: dental and vision plans, tuition assistance for our employees and their families, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, 2:1 retirement plan contributions, child care centers and up to $50,000 housing subsidy. And because we are a qualifying public service organization, you may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) for educational loans. Donât believe us? Visit benefits.usc.edu.
Perks: discounts toÂ USCÂ sporting events,Â USCÂ Bookstores, wireless plans, travel, accommodations, and local entertainment.Â
Career Growth: We are the largest private employer in Los Angeles offering tremendous development opportunities in multiple fields and industries. The Trojan Network connects current and previous members of the Trojan family to create an endless professional network.
This support advocates work-life balance and employee well-being. As members of the Trojan family, employees are connected by the traditions and history that make us proud to be Trojans!
As an equal opportunity employer, USC values and promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The work culture thrives on mutual respect, trust, and synergy amongst all of its members.
USC has great minds that transform the world with their talents and research. Will you be one? Join us!
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Understanding of and experience with network engineering, operating systems, equipment and protocols.
Internal Number: REQ20085508
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