Assistant Director, Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations

Posting Number 2021-8939
Posted Date 10 months ago(10/20/2021 4:56 PM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Technology and Informatics Services (Administrators)
College of Dentistry (DN1032)
Compensation Grade
Band 53

Position Summary

The College of Dentistry is the custodian of many types of sensitive, mission-critical data used in its principal operational areas, clinical, academic, research, administration, and student services. The Assistant Director will lead Dentistry’s Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations team in the creation, implementation, and tracking of a comprehensive, best-practices-based cybersecurity program to protect these data and the systems which house them. She or he will direct cybersecurity operations through the implementation, management, and refinement in the use of data sources and analytical techniques by Dentistry’s Cybersecurity staff and Technology & Infornatics Services (TIS) staff members. The Assistant Director position is both a highly collaborative – working closely with the CIO, the IT Regulatory and Operations Analyst, Senior Directors and their staffs, and the Office of Compliance and Emergency Response – and one with significant individual responsibilities. Ensure that the NYU Dentistry IT environment is secure and that its practices fulfill College and NYU policies as related to IT security and protection of sensitive records, as well for meeting applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Manage the continuous improvement of the overall security posture of our information systems and our end-point computing environments in response to the changing technological, educational, and clinical environments; oversee IT activities and processes, and provide hands-on assistance in reviewing and re-engineering processes as appropriate. There are five main areas of focus for this position: Projects, Operations, Regulatory Posture, Incident Response, and Training/Awareness.


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent and

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree MS in Cybersecurity or equivalent security certification(s). or

Required Experience:
5+ years relevant experience in Cybersecurity Analytics, Information Security, IT Audit, or Compliance or equivalent combination of education and experience. and

Preferred Experience:
3+ years Equivalent as security operations analyst or

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of best practice security frameworks and application of framework in work experience. Excellent communications, organizational, analytical, planning, and problem solving skills. Ability to conduct presentations and to provide technical advice to a non-technical audience. Strong knowledge of information systems security standards and practices (e.g., access control, system hardening, system audit and log file monitoring, security policies, and incident handling). Strong conceptual and practical understanding of IT Infrastructure designs, technologies, products, and services. This should include knowledge of networking protocols, firewall functionality, host and network intrusion detection systems, operating systems, databases, encryption, load balancing, and other technologies. Knowledge of best practice security frameworks and application of framework in work experience.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of HIPAA, HITECH Act, other related regulations, risk assessment practices, current and emerging dental/medical technologies including medical/dental records system, digital imaging, medical or dental electronic health record systems and PACs systems. Expertise with implementation and operation of End Point Security Tools, including Antivirus, host Firewall and Host IDS. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute multiple tasks in a high-pressure environment. Good written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to conduct research into IT security issues and products as required. Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and non-technical language. Highly self-motivated and directed. Team-oriented and skilled in working within a collaborative environment.

Additional Information

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