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Information Security Specialist

Anderson University’s Office of Information Technology invites applications for the role of Information Security Specialist. Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The university seeks candidates with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning.

The Information Security Specialist reports to the Director of Information Security and Compliance and is responsible for assisting with the institution’s information security program. The Information Security Specialist provides a variety of operational, compliance, and consultative functions to enable safe and secure information services across the University.  This individual will help design, implement, manage, and monitor administrative and physical controls to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the university’s information assets. Duties will include network security monitoring and incident response, vulnerability and security management as well as risk analysis and providing security awareness training. Responsibilities also include working with system owners to ingest logs into data analytics tools, correlation, and visualization of the log data, setting up alerts for security incidents, and creating and documenting procedures around security monitoring and incident response.

Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field and two year’s relevant experience. Preference will be given to applicants with working knowledge of Kali Linux, Microsoft Security, and other cyber-security related tools.   Experience using network and system diagnostic tools and basic experience with scripting, programming, or automation methods is required.   Strong oral and verbal communication skills to write reports, train staff and collaborate with other members of the team.  Multitasking skills to complete tasks while monitoring data systems and ability to prioritize work and adjust to rapidly changing requirements and demands. Problem-solving and critical thinking skills are needed to respond appropriately to immediate or potential threats. Research skills required to keep abreast of the latest malware threats and developments in IT security.  Must be available to work 40 hours each week and may require off-hour support to respond to security incidents.

To ensure full consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume, contact information for three references and a completed Anderson University Staff application electronically via email to: 

About our Commitment to Diversity

Anderson University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to developing a diverse campus and culture that is reflective of God’s Kingdom and biblical unity. Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under applicable local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs.

The dedicated faculty and staff of Anderson University are committed to assuring a Christ-centered educational environment of excellence. In order to fulfil its religious tenets, and as recognized by law, those seeking employment at the University must be of the Christian faith and agree to respect and not undermine the University’s mission, values, vision, and Statement of Faith. Inquiries related to our commitment to diversity may be directed to