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Security Analyst

Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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A valid drivers license is required as well as a relatively clean driving record for at least the last 5 years.  Ability to travel to Iowa’s counties including some overnight travel.
Expenses incurred while traveling overnight will be reimbursed accordingly with the state guidelines. Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds.
Candidates must have strong written and communication skills, as well as analytical, for they will be traveling to various locations and will interface with new clients and onsite technical staff to setup and deploy security solutions.
Looking for an Information Security Analyst to perform information security functions within state agencies and to also assist counties, cities and schools with cybersecurity initiatives. 
The candidate will provide a variety of operational cybersecurity functions including the installation, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance of cybersecurity equipment.
The candidate will have experience implementing cybersecurity solutions and have formal education and training in cybersecurity.
Responsibilities -
- Deploy, manage and maintain cybersecurity solutions for State of Iowa agencies, counties, cities and schools

- Assist counties with installation of ISD cybersecurity solutions

- Monitor, analyze, and respond to events, alerts and incidents supporting IT systems

- Provide phone and email support to agencies and participating partners during cybersecurityalerts, events and incidents
- Manage, configure and support Security Operations Center (SOC) video screens and systems

- Assist with metrics, reporting, and other communications

- Provide support for incidents up to the preliminary forensics processes
Responsibilities - 

- Advise and consult with leadership team on best practices, opportunities for improvement, and emergent trends for cybersecurity.

- Assist with internal cybersecurity initiatives.

- Review current cybersecurity training protocols for areas of improvement, and recommend or conduct additional trainings as necessary

- Review and analyze current practices against CIS Controls, PCI compliance, and other cybersecurity best practices
- Inventory SOS assets
- Security Risk Mitigation
- Review vulnerability scans, firewall alerts, and assessment data to collaborate with staff and vendors to mitigate risks
- Assist with patching and remediation of computer systems and applications
- Respond and appropriately address firewall notifications
- Facilitate cybersecurity policy development
- Create an incident response plan
- Implement desktop security
- Review and respond to potential incidents
- Coordinate with other staff to execute the mission of the Secretary as needed
TRAVEL REQUIRED - 25% - This position may travel 1 - 2 days/week and then some weeks may require no travel.  IN PERSON ONLY INTERVIEWS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

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