This position is for the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC).
Hosted by Indiana University and with the tangible support and cooperation of various external agencies and contributors, the REN-ISAC is an integral part of United States higher education's strategy to improve security through information collection, analysis, dissemination, early warning, and response. REN-ISAC services and products are specifically designed to support the unique environment and needs of higher education and research institutions and education networks; and, supports efforts to protect the national cyber infrastructure by participating in the formal U.S. ISAC structure.
Under limited supervision, the Technical Director (TD) oversees REN-ISAC technical operations.
The TD participates in and supervises engineers and analysts engaged in developing and providing the technical infrastructure and services for the REN-ISAC members. This includes member-focused technology such as security threat and warning services as well as backend systems that support the work of the REN-ISAC. The TD manages the development and integration of systems supporting the REN-ISAC's role in serving as the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) for research and education networks in the U.S. The TD coordinates with other organizations at IU including the Global Network Operations Center, security staff, network engineers, and research laboratories to meet the goals of the REN-ISAC and to provide the REN-ISAC members services. The TD coordinates with external technical and supporting entities, the National Council of ISACs, security and technology providers, Federal and state agencies as well as threat intelligence, information sharing, and mitigation organizations. The TD coordinates the development and maintenance of appropriate procedures, checklists, training materials, and maintenance manuals for the REN-ISAC systems, assuring the technical and operational readiness of the REN-ISAC staff. The TD develops, implements, and maintains complex secure, trusted communications mechanisms for members and staff. The TD works with REN-ISAC members to define requirements for technical services. The TD develops or commissions the development of security intelligence sharing, event detection, and tracing tools. The TD represents the REN-ISAC by participating in regional, national, and international forums on cybersecurity.
Bachelor's degree and seven years of advanced experience in a variety of information technology management and operations areas.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Ability to receive U.S. federal government security clearance.
Demonstrated understanding of cybersecurity issues, threats, and strategies for detecting and protecting from security threats. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work collaboratively within a diverse University environment. Ability to provide leadership to technical staff during rapid-paced change with creativity, flexibility, and high energy.
Experience in a higher education environment. Demonstrated portfolio of relationships among security-related private, commercial, and governmental entities. Professional security certification (CISSP, CISP, CISM, or other) is highly desirable.
Working Conditions / Demands
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Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 5IT
Job Function: Information Technology
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