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Position Summary:

The Security Administrator supports the Information Security Officer, primarily through monitoring and configuring security systems and devices on the Loyola network. These systems include intrusion prevention systems (IPS), Security Information and Event Management Systems (SIEM), Virtual Private Network (VPN) systems, network access control systems (NAC), network and vulnerability scanning systems, and other security systems. This position will work with other teams within the Information Technology Services (ITS) division, as well as with other divisions across the University.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Monitor and configure security systems, including but not limited to IPS, VPN, SIEM and netflows, in order to protect the Loyola network from malicious activity and to identify compromised faculty, staff, and student machines.
- Maintain compliance with laws, regulations and contractual obligations including PCI, DMCA (Digital Music Copyright Act), FERPA, HIPAA, and others.
- Assist with network and vulnerability scanning to ensure that Loyola systems are appropriately protected.
- Support departmental efforts to identify and manage personally identifiable information.
- Coordinate and/or assist with incident response and event handling needs. Will include being on-call and working outside of regular business hours as needed.
- Implement and test new security hardware and software.
- Assist with annual information security tasks, such as key and badge access audits and security assessments by 3rd parties.
- Manage assigned projects and coordinate activities related to implementing security policies, processes and controls.
- Identify needs and gaps in security policies, processes and controls and make recommendations and work with internal faculty, staff and vendors to remedy those items.
- Assist with creating and modifying information security policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
- Maintain confidentiality of investigations.
- Assist in processing departmental reports
Computer Skills: - To perform this job successfully, an individual should have strong knowledge of and familiarity with Windows and Linux operating systems.
Jim Pardonek
James Pardonek, CISSP, CEH
Information Security Officer
Loyola University Chicago 
1032 W. Sheridan Road | Chicago, IL  60660

: (773) 508-6086

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