Job Description Summary:
GW Information Technology (GW IT) provides empowering tools and caring support for all members of The George Washington University (GW) community. We are focused on driving digital transformation and innovation to enable the academic and operational excellence of our students, faculty, staff, and researchers. At GW IT, we are committed to cultivating a team culture that values diversity, inclusion, respect and collaboration, and invests in each of our team members to grow in their technology and career skills.
This entry level position is a member of the GW IT Security and Risk services team. The role collaborates with both University stakeholders and external vendors address, research and help resolve issues including incident response. This position analyzes results from intrusion detection tools to detect security compromises as well as unusual activity that may impact the integrity of the university network. This role also contributes to the analysis of security incident investigations and resolution tasks. Additional responsibilities include analyzing vulnerability scan results, reporting on aggregated vulnerabilities, and identifying false positives and risk acceptance candidates, with support from senior team members. This position may manage and support data loss protection and other compliance related tools processes across several technical platforms.
The position is responsible for providing technical research, analysis and reporting on Office of General Counsel requests pertaining to litigation holds, eDiscovery, forensics and data preservation.
Supporting awareness and transparency needs, this position will contribute to reporting on cybersecurity events and incident reporting data.
Omission of specific duties does not prevent the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization, OR a High School diploma plus a relevant IT Security certification. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Areas of knowledge to include: information systems security practices and concepts; general database concepts; hardware and software troubleshooting; electronic mail systems, such as Google mail; Microsoft Office applications; and various operating systems.
Demonstrated ability to apply training, education, and critical thinking to problem solving and overcoming technical challenges.
Self-motivated and detail-oriented ability to manage multiple concurrent requests, keep accurate case notes, and provide status updates
Ability to communicate effectively including information gathering, process and procedure documentation, and presentation of oral summaries and written deliverables.
Understanding of eDiscovery lifecycle to include information management, identification, preservation, collection, processing, analysis, and presentation.
Experience executing organizational eDiscovery needs as well as experience using forensics software and hardware Tableau devices and Google Vault is preferred.
Familiarity with endpoint hard drive encryption solutions and best practices for decryption.