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IT Security Analyst - Edmonton, AB - Canada

IT Security Analyst - Edmonton, AB - Canada

Jun 21,2017

Reporting to the Team Lead, Security Operations, the IT Security Analyst is responsible for the operation, application, investigation, and enforcement of IT Security systems and policy for the University of Alberta.  The incumbent will be responsible for a wide range of technologies including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, remote access and vulnerability management tools to ensure the availability, integrity and confidentiality of University data and technical resources.  The IT Security Analyst will have a broad understanding of network, server and workstation security concepts and be able to effectively communicate them to a wide variety of audiences. They will provide input and assistance to the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer on campus wide initiatives and provide security subject matter expertise to all faculties, departments and units at the University of Alberta. 

The successful candidate can look forward to an energetic, professional team environment where there is a commitment to personal and professional growth.


Works with various stakeholders across campus to consolidate firewalls to the IST managed central firewall and central VPN service
Identifies, quantifies and prioritizes vulnerabilities in University and third party owned websites, infrastructure and applications using a combination of automated and manual tools
Reviews intrusion detection and prevention alerts to determine potentially compromised devices and follows up with the appropriate system owner
Maintains all documentation, hardware and software aspects related to threat detection/prevention, VPN and firewall deployments ensuring current code releases, bug fixes and features are available
Works with various technical leads and system/network administrators to better understand and mitigate risks in their environments
Interprets and provides security assessment results to various stakeholders in a meaningful and easy to understand manner
Provides in-person training for all delegated services such as firewall and VPN rule management
Responds to security related tickets in the department ServiceNow ticketing system using established ITIL best practises
Acts as a first responder for all detected system breaches and account compromises by assessing the situation, and determines appropriate points of follow-up or escalation
Ensures forensic integrity and chain-of-custody is maintained for all analyzed media, devices and resources involved in a potential breach or compromise
Investigates possible academic misconduct, abuse or misuse involving University of Alberta network or computing resources and provides the results of these investigations to various stakeholders on campus
Handles personal, private and confidential information in accordance with the requirements outlined by the University of Alberta’s Information and Privacy Office, the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, Office of the General Counsel and as outlined in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP)
Liaisons with University of Alberta Protective Services and other law enforcement agencies as required
Participates in the Security team's weekly 24/7 on-call rotation
Responds to after-hours and weekend requests for assistance with security related duties
Troubleshoots unexpected or unplanned outages and works with other members of IST or the University community to see the incident through to completion


University degree in a related field preferred; minimum 2 year Information Technology diploma or 5 years' experience in an enterprise security role will be considered
Any combination of one or more of the following professional designations is preferred: CISSP, CEH, GSEC, OSCP, CCNA, Security+
Knowledge of TCP/IP, encryption fundamentals, firewalls, IPS/IDS devices, VPN technology, patching, vulnerability management, fibre optics, mobile device management and threat detection/prevention techniques
Knowledge of Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems
Knowledge of current and emerging threats and technologies related to information security
Knowledge of the ServiceNow ticketing system
Knowledge of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) concepts
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent presentation skills and the ability to communicate complex topics and ideas to a wide variety of audiences
Ability to work independently and within a team environment

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