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UW-IT is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing critical technology support to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at the UW. The Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) within UW-IT is responsible for promoting a culture of cybersecurity. Services are designed to help UW units understand risks by analyzing and forecasting threats to information security, researching applicable information security laws, providing education on safeguarding institutional information, consulting on incident management, and managing policies and strategic solutions for UW’s institutional information.
UW-IT has an outstanding opportunity for a Cyber Intelligence Analyst.
The Cyber Intelligence Analyst in the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the University of Washington (UW) synthesizes disparate pieces of information from a wide variety of data sources to form integrated views on cybersecurity issues critical to the University and its operations. The incumbent analyzes and communicates information-security risk insights to the University's risk management decision makers for the purpose of protecting the University against cyber attacks, high technology crimes, espionage and intelligence operations.
The insights developed by the Analyst may pertain to University information assets, vulnerabilities associated with the assets, threats targeting the assets, and overlays of two or all three of these integrated risk components. The incumbent tracks relevant known and emerging threats and vulnerabilities to support institutional threat and vulnerability awareness, threat detection and analysis, vulnerability management, incident response, cybersecurity operations, and security education and awareness. Strategically, this work helps to shape cyber risk policies across the university enterprise.
This position is expected to demonstrate knowledge in information technology and information security systems sufficient to assess risk, recommend mitigations, and support incident response in technology areas such as:
Information security tools such as intrusion prevention systems and firewalls Risk management and regulatory frameworks such as the federal risk management framework, HIPAA, and FERPA Tools and services development using scripting languages such as Python, Bash and Perl, or programming languages such as C and Golang Secure system administration and hardening of Unix/Linux, Apple and Microsoft operating systems Secure deployment and maintenance of web servers and database servers Secure deployment and maintenance of cloud-based services and technologies Networking protocols and architectures such as TCP/IP, 802.11, VoIP, LAN, and WAN Information security issues in an open networked environment At the same time, the incumbent has experience in using a logical and systematic approach to gather raw data and information, process it, and disseminate finished intelligence products.
The Cyber Intelligence Analyst serves as the senior subject matter expert in the integration of cybersecurity technical aspects into intelligence community tradecraft, and as such, functions with authority and professional independence in advising all levels of campus constituents. Internal to the University, the Analyst confers with and provides advice and guidance to departments, laboratories and researchers as well as business system owners. Further, the Analyst represents the Office of the CISO on University task forces and committees, and represents the University in cyber intelligence needs and requests from outside agencies, organizations and industry partners.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Informatics, Information Systems Management, History, International Relations, Business Administration or relevant field or experience
Four years’ experience to include proficiency in one or more of the following areas concurrently: intelligence analysis; security engineering; security analysis; and implementing security tools, technologies and best practices
Demonstrated working knowledge of intelligence analysis tradecraft
Demonstrated understanding of information security threats and vulnerabilities
Demonstrated understanding of and experience with security-related technologies, systems and tools
Experience with security incident response, analysis, remediation and prevention
Ability to think critically, evaluate raw information and qualify assessments
Ability to apply critical thinking techniques to adaptive and proactive situations, to conceptualize next steps and analytic-process completion
Demonstrated written/oral communication skills, user liaison skills and personal interaction abilities.
Ability to structure and plan own work activities, to include setting priorities and goals, coordinating with other teams and entities, monitoring progress, evaluating outcomes, planning contingencies, and establishing milestones
Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Higher education, research, scientific or government agency information security experience
Government agency or private sector intelligence analyst or intelligence research specialist experience
Experience handling and protecting information at a variety of sensitivity levels
Experience gathering and analyzing business intelligence
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This essential position is required to work remotely when UW suspends operations.
Work is mainly sedentary and performed in a typical campus or home office.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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