GENERAL FUNCTION The Information Security Officer contributes to the vision and strategies necessary to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the client electronic information by communicating risk to senior administration, creating and maintaining enforceable policies and supporting processes, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. To support these activities, The Information Security Officer coordinates activities with other departments, including the evaluation, procurement, and deployment of security-related products and develops and coordinates information security awareness and education programs. Additionally, the Information Security Officer ensures a client system-wide disaster recovery and incident response plans are in place. Also to document the client Information Security Architecture and provide the linked short, mid and Long-term roadmap. MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS Experience: At least 10 years of varied information technology experience is required. Applicable experience includes, but is not limited to, computer and networking infrastructure, operating systems, application software development, project management, regulatory compliance, risk management, and providing training. Two years of direct experience in information security-related duties is required. Skills: The ability to understand hardware and software systems is required. The ability to maintain confidentiality in regard to information processed, stored, or accessed by the systems is required. The ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and to reason analytically is required. The ability to work with and train people possessing differing levels of technical knowledge is required. Effective verbal and written communication skills and proficiency in writing technical specifications are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Professional certification (CISSP, GIAC, CISA, CISM, Risk, Business Continuity etc.) is preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES 1- Establish the Security Function at the client including processes, procedures and Intrclient’s departments, man days , etc. 2. Creates information security roadmap, both short-term and long-range, in support of the client’s goals. 3. Manages an ongoing, proactive risk assessment program for all new and existing systems and remains familiar with the client’s goals and business processes so effective controls can be put in place for those areas presenting the greatest information security risk. 4. Communicates risks and recommendations to mitigate risks to the senior administration by communicating in non-technical, cost/benefit terms and in a format relevant to senior administrators so decisions can be made to ensure the security of information systems and information entrusted to the client. 5. Oversees all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, and maintenance of the client’s information security policies and procedures by ensuring these policies and procedures encompass the overall security of electronic information at rest or in motion within the Missouri State client system and assisting departments in local process and procedure development, ensuring they are not in conflict with client policies6. Assists other departments to ensure regulatory compliance in areas such as the Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), NIA & FIFA framework 7. Chairs the Information Security Executive Committee (ISEC) and coordinates the activities of ISEC so that security decisions do not interrupt business processes while maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of client information. 8. Ensures vulnerabilities are managed by directing periodic vulnerability scans of servers connected to Missouri State client networks. 9. Develops information security awareness training and education programs, works with other client entities to present them to faculty, staff, and students, and participates in local, regional, and national awareness and education events, as appropriate. 10. Acts proactively to prevent potential disaster situations by ensuring that proper protections are in place, such as intrusion detection and prevention systems, firewalls, and effective physical safeguards, and provides for the availability of computer resources by ensuring a business continuity/disaster recovery plan is in place to offset the effects caused by intentional and unintentional acts. 11. Evaluates security incidents and determines what response, if any, is needed and coordinates client responses, including technical incident response teams, when sensitive information is breached. 12. Major role also to document end to end client Security Architecture. 13. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, attending training, conferences, and/or courses as directed by the supervisor, and obtaining certifications relevant to job duties. 14. Contributes to the overall success of the client by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned