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UW-IT has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Cybersecurity Advisor.
The Senior Cybersecurity Advisor must be a highly experienced professional with strong subject matter expertise and skills to work effectively in a dynamic, demanding, and multifaceted environment. This person must possess a keen intellect and have a fundamental affinity for dealing with complex issues where many criteria matter to varying degrees to different constituencies.
This person will support the mission of the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) by supporting, advising, and advocating for risk-based cybersecurity management practices. This person will be part of a multi-disciplined team that works to: understand the cybersecurity risks associated with complex environments and information systems; effectively communicate those risks to both technical and non-technical audiences to add value and inform decision-making; researches cyber threats and provides relevant briefings; and creates tools to promote cybersecurity best practices. The person in this position will work cross-functionally with various business partners throughout the organization, collaborate with management on their respective teams, and foster relationships to help drive cybersecurity principles.
Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information management, engineering, mathematics, or a related field.
Four to five years of relevant experience and progressive responsibility working in an advisory capacity in a large enterprise environment.
Strong written, verbal, and listening skills to effectively communicate with and advise technical and non-technical audiences.
Strong deductive reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving skills.
Strong interpersonal skills to influence, motivate, persuade, mentor and train diverse groups or individuals.
Ability to conceptualize new ideas and complex technical matters quickly.
Ability to work with a diverse constituency, in collaborative groups, building consensus and fostering ongoing relationships.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience with information security and privacy in higher education is preferred
Professional certification is preferred (e.g., CISSP, CISA, CEH, GPEN, GSNA, GCIH, etc.)
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Open office environment
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