Cyber-Security Analyst Job at Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI

  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • Honolulu, HI

Job Description

Salary: $62,000.00 - $86,000.00 Annually

Location : HPU Downtown Campus; Honolulu

Job Type: Staff - Regular Full Time Exempt

Job Number: 02158

Department: PIT, Information Technology SVC

Opening Date: 10/11/2023

Closing Date: Continuous

Hawai'i Pacific University is designated as an Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian (ANNH) Serving Institution by the US Department of Education. As such, we strive for accurate displays of the Hawaiian language in all our institutional materials. This includes the appropriate use of diacritical marks such as the 'okina and kahako. Unfortunately, at times external vendors and other third-party technology integrations do not support the use of these characters. Mahalo for your understanding.


Job Summary:

The Security Analyst will work within the Networking & Infrastructure team to support the University's obligation to engage in and promote safe cybersecurity practices. This position is responsible for monitoring and safeguarding the University's networks, assets and applications. This person will proactively engage in intrusion prevention, monitor for and remediate against threats, assess security breaches, recommend courses of action, and work with the Director of Networking & Infrastructure, the CIO, and the Cybersecurity Committee to develop appropriate action plans for prevention and incident response.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field (Computer Science or related discipline) or professional security certification(s) (ex. CISSP) and either 3 years of general IT experience or 1 year of security analyst experience
  • OR Combination of experience and education, with 5 years overall IT experience and
    2-3 years of experience as a security analyst
  • Understanding of cybersecurity principles and practices
  • Ability to manage complex tasks with minimal supervision in team situation and communicate effectively with broad range of individuals

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience administering Windows servers and Office 365
  • Experience working with Linux
  • Networking experience an asset
  • Experience with traffic analysis and system logs (ex. WireShark, SysLog, Json)
  • Working knowledge of PowerShell and/or Python
Other Qualifications:
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship and relocation allowance is not available for this position.
  • Report to work obligations to support the department and may require work during HPU's winter break, if necessary.
  • Must meet training and background check qualifications and comply with the Protection of Minors policy.
  • Able to work all shifts and extended hours.
  • Upon hire, candidate must have reliable transportation to all HPU worksites and other locations as required by the position.
  • Successful candidate will be able to work in an environment that utilize excellent time and stress management skills.
Key Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions:

1. Cybersecurity Incident Prevention (30%)
  • Monitoring networks, applications, and IT assets for unusual activity and signs of compromise
  • Research and make recommendations on IT security policies, practices, system development and architecture for the University's IT infrastructure
  • Development and continuous improvement of incident detection and response procedures
  • Work with the University's Cybersecurity Committee to design, enhance and/or develop IT security resources and practices
  • Collect data on and disseminate information about the University's cybersecurity audits, risk management, security assessments and other cybersecurity initiatives
  • Determine and establish security requirements for various resource owners across campus, and interpret and ensure compliance with existing policies
  • Perform in-depth analyses of the University's critical systems for signs of unauthorized activity
2. Cybersecurity Application Administration (30%)
  • Manage deployment & maintenance of cybersecurity applications and day to day operations (Antivirus, SIEM, Firewall, etc)
  • Plan and research improvements, upgrades, new tools, integration and automations
  • Reduce Alert Fatigue through various applications and system refinement relating to false positive and correctly categorizing priority of issues across cybersecurity applications
  • Guide IT department personnel training regarding applications, knowledge sharing and documentation related to cybersecurity tools and their usage
  • Build & refine various application dashboards, interfaces, reports, and permissions for various user needs and purposes. (NOC/SOC)
3. Incident Response (25%)
  • Investigate cybersecurity complaints (ex. phishing attempts, compromised accounts, data breaches, etc) and determine appropriate course of action
  • Analyze security incidents using available tools such as SIEM platforms
  • Assess and respond to security threat detections in a timely manner, using sound judgement to determine severity
4. Other Duties (15%)
  • Attend technical training courses to enhance knowledge of security prevention and response and to remain current on various security techniques and best practices
  • Provide periodic security briefings for both the ITS department and larger HPU community
  • Perform miscellaneous administrative duties, including maintaining technical documentation, and providing expertise and assistance to other staff
  • Actively participates as an effective member of team by completing assigned duties, accepting additional assignments or reassignments

This description is not designed to list all activities, duties or responsibilities which may be required for this job. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned at any time.

Hawai'i Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable environment in which faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or any other protected class covered by state and federal law. Hawai'i Pacific University encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

We seek talented and energetic people who thrive on challenge and innovation in supporting the mission and values of our university. HPU offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.


Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in related field (Computer Science or related discipline) or professional security certification(s) (ex. CISSP) and either 3 years of general IT experience or 1 year of security analyst experience OR Combination of experience and education, with 5 years overall IT experience and 2-3 years of experience as a security analyst? (full-time experience)
  • Yes
  • No


Do you have an understanding of cybersecurity principles and practices?
  • Yes
  • No

Required Question

Job Tags

Full time, Visa sponsorship, Relocation package, Shift work, Night shift, All shifts,

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