DHTS Information Security Analyst

North Carolina, United States
07 Feb 2019
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07 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Information Security Analyst Technical Lead for Security Applications provides support for a variety of operational and consultative functions as part of the Duke Health Information Security Office (ISO).  The Information Security Analyst helps design, implement, manage, and monitor security controls to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the organization’s information assets in accordance with legal, regulatory, and institutional requirements. The Information Security Analyst also acts as a subject matter expert in relevant domains of knowledge, and will work in collaboration with IT, clinical, research, and management staff.
Duties and Responsibilities

This position may include the following duties and responsibilities.

  • Develop an understanding of key Duke Health security applications (e.g. endpoint protection, detection, and response; encryption; data loss prevention; enterprise vulnerability management)
  • Plan, research and design robust security architectures for security applications
  • Test security applications and work with development teams or vendors
  • Working in conjunction with cross-functional teams, develop and manage plans to attain and maintain compliance with various regulatory requirements, including but not limited to HIPAA, FISMA, and PCI.
  • Conduct risk assessments, vulnerability scans, and penetration tests to identify security risks, and report on findings to system owners and management.
  • Using output from risk assessments and requirements analysis, assist system, application, and data owners/managers with selecting security controls and documenting system security plans.
  • Review existing security plans with system, application, and data owners/managers to ensure that controls are properly implemented, and to proactively identify any gaps that may result in non-compliance with regulatory or Duke Health requirements.
  • Use professional judgment and institutional knowledge to assess risk levels, conduct forensic investigations, provide guidance on remediation planning, and prioritize remediation efforts. 
  • Develop and deliver security awareness training for the organization’s staff.
  • Respond to relevant service requests received from end users.
  • Provide reports and presentations on the status of security controls and industry trends to management and technical staff.
  • Participate in campus-wide information security events and programs to ensure alignment and knowledge sharing between departments.
  • Participate in other activities necessary to support the information security program.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related clinical or technical field, or four years of equivalent technical experience required.


  • Minimum of five years of general IT industry experience is required, of which at least three years should have been in an information security operations, engineering, or related role.

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification

  • One or more information security industry certifications (e.g. CISSP, CEH, GIAC certifications, or equivalent) are preferred.
  • Additional technical or management certifications (e.g. MCSE, CCNP, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Salesforce certifications, VMWare Certified Professional, CCIE, or PMP) are preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have a working knowledge of at least one of the following information security practices, standards, and systems:
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP) systems
  • AWS, Azure or Google Cloud
  • Encryption technologies and standards
  • Endpoint security software
  • Firewalls
  • Forensic investigation practices
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS)
  • Network and/or application penetration testing
  • Security Information Event Management (SIEM) systems
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) systems
  • Vulnerability management practices
  • Vulnerability scanning tools
  • Must have a working knowledge of the HIPAA Security Rule, FISMA or PCI.
  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the following characteristics through past professional and educational experiences:
  • Able to maintain a positive attitude in challenging circumstances
  • A broad understanding of multiple IT disciplines and technologies
  • Strong focus on customer satisfaction
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Able to troubleshoot problems in complex technical environments
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team as necessary
  • Able to effectively prioritize tasks with competing deadlines
  • Self-starter who is able to work with minimal direction
  • Able to work effectively across multiple technical disciplines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with colleagues, customers, vendors, and other third parties

Location Durham


Job Family Level CD

Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary Regular

Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions:

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Level 3 - Bachelor's degree in a related clinical or technical field, or four years of equivalent technical experience required. Level 3 - A Master's degree in computer science, information systems, business management, engineering, mathematics, healthcare, a physical science, or other related field is preferred.


LEVEL 3: In addition to the requirements described for the Level 3 requires: One or more information security industry certifications (e.g. CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH, or equivalent) are required.


Level 3 - Four years of related experience is required.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications