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Information Services
Information Security Analyst
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Verdugo Hills Health Services | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Information Security Analyst brings technical information security experience to the development of USC's Information Security Program. Assists in providing support and assistance in the design and implementation of technical systems to promote the university's information security strategy and compliance with regulatory and legal requirements. Assists in developing and implementing an enterprise wide information security strategy. Communicates and reports appropriate metrics regarding the status of the information security program to ITS risk and compliance, audit and others. Coordinates closely with the school/unit ITS liaisons, Compliance, General Counsel and Audit Services, and others regarding information security issues. Reports to the Director, Information Security.

Assists with monitoring compliance with information security policies, standards and enterprise wide strategy and facilitates threat and vulnerability evaluations on a regular basis. Measures and reports on the effectiveness of information security controls.

Assists with security incident response and investigations. Conducts reviews to identify root causes of information security incidents and develops corrective action plans in conjunction with compliance and or audit services.

Assists with periodic risk assessments to determine and prioritize information security risks to the university. Identifies and evaluates information security controls to mitigate risk. Reports significant changes in information risk to the Director, Information Security and other levels of management as guided by management.

Conducts vulnerability scanning for IT departments to identify deficient information security controls. Identifies process functions, security weaknesses and controls; presents security challenges and recommendations to other IT technical members in formulating security solutions and requirements.

Assists with the planning and development of the information security documentation/content for the awareness, education and training programs. Conducts specialized technical information security training for targeted groups and/or specific individuals.

Participates in periodic audits in conjunction with Audit Services to assure compliance with security policies and standards. Recommends enhancements in such areas as personnel, communication networks, data access, and confidentiality.

Stays informed of new developments and technologies by reading journals and other pertinent publications, and participating in professional organizations, meetings and seminars.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.