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Information Security Compliance Lead at The Ohio State University

Information Security Compliance Lead

The Ohio State University Columbus, OH (On Site) Full-Time
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Job Title:

Information Security Compliance Lead


OHTECH | Shared Infrastructure

The Information Security Compliance Lead supports security operations for the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH), in collaboration with the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), in accordance with university policies, goals and objectives, reporting to the Chief Information Security Officer.

This position will coordinate policy and governance activities, primarily through assessing the effectiveness of internal controls, risk management and governance for information systems in accordance with organizational objectives and regulatory requirements.

The Information Security Compliance Lead will: Review processes that support the information systems control framework; work with the OH-TECH Security Team to develop best practices for the use of vulnerability management systems, automated security scanning tools, data loss prevention and risk assessment methodologies; perform independent audits and multi-disciplinary review of complex and sensitive issues related to information systems across the organization; develop, document and implement organizational policies related to security and information technology; perform information system audits, data classification, special investigations and consultations to management; and report findings and recommendations to leadership. The Compliance Lead will provide consulting and expert guidance in organization-wide efforts regarding security engineering, risk management, design, access and identity control, operational support and consultation; security operational services; set-up, verification, and audit of user access and authorizations; risk analysis and response; and input into the development of business continuity and disaster recovery procedures. The Compliance Lead partners with stakeholders at the university or unit level to ensure systems and data are secured against a range of physical, electronic, cyber and other threats. The position will work with appropriate leaders, business partners and staff to plan and develop risk management solutions that satisfy the organization's strategic and business needs.

The Compliance Lead has an understanding of the DevOps lifecycle and modern operating systems, as well as general networking knowledge. Works with the Security Team to develop best practices for the use of vulnerability management systems, automated security scanning tools and risk assessment methodologies to identify the threats to the organization and mitigate them.

The Compliance Lead provides security planning, assessment, risk analysis and risk management support. The position will also recommend solutions to develop security requirements, assess security gaps and guide the organization in meeting the security posture requirements. Must apply existing knowledge of information assurance policy, procedures and workforce structure to provide expert guidance to engineering in the design, development and implementation of secure networking, computing and data center environments.

The Compliance Lead will manage OH-TECH's GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) system, implementing control framework changes, tracking risk assessments and interfacing with The Ohio State University Digital Security and Trust for the risk exception process. The position will create business process documentation in conjunction with internal development and management teams and will train staff on risk management processes, including State of Ohio, Ohio State and internal processes.

Ideally, the Compliance Lead has experience leading and mentoring junior analysts and consultants. The candidate should have an analytical mindset, inquisitive nature, responsiveness and excellent assessment skills. Must also possess strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Must have the ability to work under pressure with multiple deadlines. Patience in working with non-technical end users is essential. Will work in a fast-paced, small business environment with our talented team.

The Compliance Lead is able to grasp new concepts, facilitate information exchanges for data gathering, and collaborate with diverse audiences. Must follow established processes where applicable and establish and execute defensible processes where none are prescribed.

The Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH) is the technology and information division of the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE). OH-TECH provides high-tech solutions for Ohio's higher education institutions to catalyze innovation in the modern knowledge economy. It serves as the umbrella organization for Ohio's statewide technology infrastructure organizations: the Ohio Supercomputer Center, the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) and the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK).

Because The Ohio State University serves as OH-TECH's fiscal and legal agent, OH-TECH staff enjoy the same benefits as other Ohio State employees, including participation in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), the Ohio State Health Plan and more.


* Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
* 4 years of experience in implementing system accreditation processes and Risk Management Frameworks (e.g. NIST-800 series, RMF, CSF, CIS-RAM, COBIT).
* Experience with DISA STIGs and SRGs, MITRE ATT&CK, vulnerability management systems, mitigation and compliance processes, and reviewing results from automated security scanning tools.
* One or more of the following certifications: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRM, CRMP, PRM, FRM, CERA, CEH, GSEC.


* Have a solid understanding of Windows, Mac and/or Linux operating systems; hosts, networks, security, secure application development concepts.
* Hands-on experience with vulnerability scanning tools (e.g. Rapid7, Qualys, Nessus). Experience with code scanning tools: DAST and/or SAST.
* Experience with firewalls, NAT, HTTP, DNS, IP and OSI Networks.
* Experience with core LAN/WAN network technologies.
* Experience leading and mentoring junior analysts and consultants.

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Kinnear Rd, 1224 (0374)

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