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Information Technology Security Coordinator


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Technical Services (10873922)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Definition of Class

This position serves as the primary point of contact for information security incidents. The incumbent establishes, maintains, and monitors security policies and procedures for the university, serves as a member of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act team, develops strategies for the protection of sensitive data, and makes decisions that may impact the availability of critical business information used in the daily operation of the University.


Salary range: $62,817 - $80,608

Examples of Work Performed
  • Responds to inquires regarding copyright infringement and general external /internal inquires involving data security and
  • Associated policies.
  • Communicates with law enforcement agencies regarding security incidents.
  • Represents the department at appropriate security meetings, conferences and seminars.
  • Conducts appropriate resource scans to identify vulnerabilities. Identifies and mitigates potential phishing scams/sites.
  • Maintains general SAP user account compliance.
  • Responds to audits, surveys, and other inquires concerning information security.  Provides reports for general security incident tracking.
  • Manages and maintains a campus wide user security information program.
  • Publishes appropriate security alerts that report significant security risks.  Provides general security best practices to University entities.
  • Investigates technologies to improve security posture and develops deployment guidelines.
  • Devises and maintains software updates methodologies to improve resource compliance.
  • Maintains relevant knowledge base of outstanding security risks, alerts and notifications. Develops and implements penetration testing techniques.
  • Provides guidance to users submitting procurement requests that involve sensitive data. Reviews equipment purchases to ensure devices with sensitive data are registered per policy.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Serves as the primary point of contact for security incident response.
  2. Provides security training and relevant educational resources.
  3. Develops and implements security risk assessment and mitigation procedures and polices.
  4. Reviews security related procurements requests for compliance and provides guidance to users.
Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field from an accredited college or university.




Three (3) years experience related to the above described duties.


Substitution Statement:

Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information
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EEO Statement
The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.
Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi