SSUSA Job #669: Information Security Administrator

Job Description


                                             Information Security Administrator




Information Security Operations and Entitlement and Access Control – Verifies privileged user authorization, and performs entitlement reviews.  Also manages organization-wide security systems including antivirus, malware, encryption, anti-SPAM, SFTP, patch management, SIEM, IDS and IPS solutions.   The System Administrator will be responsible for installing, administering and troubleshooting the company's security solutions.




  • Defend systems against unauthorized access, modification and/or destruction

  • Provide security event monitoring, analysis, and incident response for security alerts and events

  • Perform tracking of all reported security events/incidents and their resolution

  • Perform vulnerability and networking scanning assessments

  • Monitor network traffic for unusual activity

  • Configure and support security tools such as firewalls, anti-virus software, patch management systems, etc.

  • Implement network security policies, application security, access control and corporate data safeguards

  • Analyze and establish security requirements for the company networks

  • Train fellow employees in security awareness and procedures

  • Make recommendations for business continuity and disaster recovery protocols

  • Conduct security audits and make policy recommendations

  • Provide technical security advice

  • Perform policy compliance reviews and entitlement checks of both physical security and data security as it pertains to enterprise Information Technology systems

  • Develop assessments and reports, weekly trends of incidents, and security events

  • Assist senior personnel in performing forensic analysis

  • Facilitate requests for privileged user authorization

  • Evaluate newly released patches to ensure they address actual vulnerabilities and audit systems after patches are applied to ensure compliance

  • Monitor systems to ensure compliance with established hardening guides


Degree Requirements


  • College degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Systems Management, or equivalent professional experience in an information technology environment


Work Experience


  • 1-2 years of experience in Information Technology with desktop, server and/or network administration




  • Fundamental knowledge of Information Security concepts

  • Experience using antivirus software and Malware Remediation Tools

  • Knowledge of common L4-L7 protocols such as SSL, HTTP, DNS, SMTP and IPSec

  • Strong understanding of firewall technologies

  • Cisco and/or Palo Alto

  • Intermediate to expert IDS/IPS knowledge

  • TCP/IP, computer networking, routing and switching

  • Network protocols and packet analysis tools

  • Windows, UNIX and Linux operating systems

  • Firewall and intrusion detection/prevention protocols


Must have excellent communication skills, with demonstrated ability to successfully handle conflict and be able to maintain calm in stressful situations.

  • Strong organizational and time management abilities

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong customer service skills


Certifications (Preferred):


  • Security+: CompTIA’s popular base-level security certification

  • CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate – Routing and Switching

  • MTA: Microsoft Technology Associate

  • ENSA: EC-Council Network Security Administrator



Job Location
New York City

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