Ellucian Information Security Analyst - Yeshiva University in New York, New York


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Information Security Analyst - Yeshiva University


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Role Description:

As part of the Information Technology Services team, the Information Security Analyst will be assisting in planning, carrying out, and maintaining security measures to protect the University’s computer networks and systems. The position is located at Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus in upper Manhattan and will report to the Info Sec Manager. S/he will support the team to ensure Information Security is seen as a positive advantage to the business, not just compliance, and provide inputs into future strategy and other areas of the wider Information Assurance remit.

The Information Security Analyst will be protecting all sensitive information within the organization and hence, must be able to adjust communication style/content to interact with IT, business professionals, academic administrators, faculty, and staff.

The incumbent will be responsible to insure all networks and systems on Yeshiva’s campuses have adequate security to prevent unauthorized access.

  • Incident Management - Manage the investigation, containment, and response to information security incidents.

  • Introduction or enhancement of security controls. Gap remediation.

  • Vulnerability Management and Penetration Testing– Perform vulnerability scans. Review current environment for vulnerability exposure and emerging threats. Participation in the Patch Management Program to identify new patches, rate patch severity, manage monthly meetings, produce metrics, and follow up with responsible parties. Perform Penetration Testing to confirm exploits in vulnerable systems.

  • Suspicious Activity Monitoring - Monitor and investigate potential Information Security breaches from various security systems (e.g. IDS, anti-virus, DLP, logs, etc.).

  • Provide guidance as needed to IT and Business partners to ensure secure implementation of processes, systems and services.

  • General Counsel liaison with ITS

  • Verify that every endpoint is compliant with the ITS security policy and

  • Analyze all requests to approve and restrict all connections to the network.

  • Develop reports to share with administrators about the efficiency of security policies and recommend any changes.

  • Evaluate, test and recommend security patches for all IT infrastructure.

  • Evaluate, test and recommend security software to implement in The organization’s network.

  • Organize and conduct training for all employees regarding University security and information safeguarding

  • Must ensure that all security systems are current with any software or hardware changes in the University.

  • Plan and document all security information in the University including physical and internet security.

  • Work with third party vendors on information security incidents.

  • Assist on all departmental duties and responsibilities

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Business Unit:

Technology Management

Job Posting Location(s):

US-NY-Manhattan, US-NY-New York


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related area,

  • 4+ years data security experience as analyst or higher

  • 4+ years IT security compliance experience


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Understanding of Windows and Unix operating system fundamentals

  • Solid understanding of networking systems and firewalls.

  • Solid understanding of VPN, IDS/IPS, Endpoint protection, Vulnerability Scan, Encryption algorithms and standards.

  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, prioritization, organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Being able to work with a multi-departmental team

  • Ability to handle confidential information responsibly.


  • Information Security certification a plus: CISSP, CISM, SANS, etc.

  • Knowledge of law and regulations surrounding the educational and health services sector (FERPA and HIPAA) is a plus

  • Knowledge of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery is a plus

  • Programming experience is a plus

  • Strong analytical skills to determine the key pieces of information required to make informed decisions. The ability to utilize data analysis tools such as MS Excel (e.g. pivot tables, etc.)

  • Project management experience/knowledge, with ability to drive projects to successful completion

  • Knowledge of Active Directory


Company Information:

Ellucian is the world’s leading provider of software, services and insight to higher education. Ellucian helps the higher education community—students, faculty, and staff—achieve their goals more efficiently, effectively, and with reduced risk. Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of software solutions includes student information systems (SIS), finance and HR systems, recruiting and retention systems, among other offerings. With more than 1,500 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services, such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries rely on Ellucian to help enable the mission of higher education.

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Technology Management

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at Ellucian without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.