Information Security & Privacy Administrator - Bentley University in Waltham Massachusetts

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Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts 02452

United States


Detailed Job Description

Posting Number: FY14130111

Division: COO - Chief Operating Officer

Position Department: VP for Admin & Finance

Position Classification: EF - Exempt/Full Time

Position Cost Center: 2101

Position Band: 32E-Exempt/Salaried

Title of Person to which Position Reports: Phillip Knutel, CIO and Ken Cody, VP of Admin & Finance

Description of Duties:
The Information Security & Privacy Administrator (ISPA) will lead Bentley's efforts to ensure that it protects the information it collects, maintains, and distributes, electronically or otherwise. The ISPA has the responsibility to ensure that appropriate policies, standards, procedures and IT infrastructure (including servers, databases, personal computers, 3rd party hosted services, and mobile devices) are designed and maintained to protect Bentley's information, both internally and externally. The ISPA will be responsible for building on the current information security strategy at Bentley, and working with senior management across the institution to ensure that budget, planning, infrastructure and implementation of information security based initiatives can be managed efficiently. This is a "hands on" security role, and requires an individual with a sufficient technical background, a solid understanding of data security, and a demonstrated knowledge of compliance-related laws and regulations. This position will act as the University's Chief Information Security Officer. This IPSA will manage roles and responsibilities, workflow, and operational efficiencies related to both data security and IT Operations in general. This position carries responsibility to ensure the timely identification, remediation and tracking of technical, procedural and policy based items that may impact the security, use and stewardship of the University's data and information systems. Writing policies and documentation, communicating complex topics with faculty, staff, and students, and training on new policies and procedures are key responsibilities.

Additional Description of Duties: The ISPA will build on Bentley's current information security structure, policies, and procedures, and where necessary, provide institutional leadership with regard to information security, data stewardship and IT operations. S/he will implement control frameworks such as ISO27002 and ensure adherence with MA 201 CMR 17 across all IT departments to ensure auditable and documented end-to-end processes for the operation and handling of Bentley's data and systems.

Along with the University's General Counsel, help guide the Information Privacy Committee in making recommendations and decisions about data security policy and implementations.

Position Qualifications:
Minimum requirements include a BS in computer science/information technology, networking, engineering, or business process/management field.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of business operations, information technology and data security as it relates to monitoring, maintaining and implementing data security policies, standards, and guidelines. Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to implement and maintain enterprise-wide data security standards.

Strong project management skills, and the proven ability to build trust and work well with all levels of management and technical staff are required.

Ability to keep up to date with the latest security technologies and maintain a strong knowledge base of industry and technology trends that help the University identify new and emerging threats. Excellent written and presentation skills in order to provide detailed reports to all constituencies, including the Board of Trustees.

Strong analytical skills in order to identify security vulnerabilities and propose appropriate countervening controls.

Proven experience working with IT operations, information security, or IT/regulatory risk management. CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional) a plus. 7+ years of experience working in information technology, security, or risk management.

Software Knowledge:

License(s) Required for the Position:

Required Applicant Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter

Optional Applicant Documents:

Please provide schedule hours: Academic Year: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM; Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00AM - 5:30PM

Months Per Year: 12
(Staff Only)

Posting Date:

Closing Date:

Special Instructions to Applicants: You will be prompted to provide contact information for two references. References will be contacted once the candidate pool has narrowed.

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

Position Type: Staff

Quicklink for Posting:

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.

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Keyword Phrases

  • VP for Admin & Finance
  • Information Security & Privacy Administrator
  • Business University
  • STAR - Scholarship, Teaching, Advising, Research
  • Corporate & Community Partnerships
  • Other IT
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter