Cybersecurity Lead

Job no: 502928
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Information and Communications Technology, HEO9

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(HEO9) $114,834 - $122,855  per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Continuing position

Seeking a highly motivated and skilled cybersecurity specialist to join the University’s Cybersecurity Team and build blue team capabilities to enable resilience against multifarious external and internal cyber threats with aim to reducing detection and response time

This Cybersecurity Team enables the University to achieve its strategic goals as articulated in the Future Making strategic plan by protecting information assets that support research, learning and teaching and administrative activities and by fostering a security-aware culture, engender trust, and protect the established brand.

Reporting to the CISO, the Cybersecurity Lead is responsible managing a team of analysts and provide oversight of the blue team activities including: daily threat intelligence, threat hunting, development of use cases and playbooks, configuration and maintenance of the SIEM platform and machine data, triage of alerts raised from the SIEM platform, responding to confirmed incidents, performing regular vulnerability scanning across IT assets, working with other IT teams to implement and maintain security tools and controls, organising and/or performing application penetration testing, organising and/or performing red teaming exercises, and maintaining an incident response plan. The role will also feedback lessons learned from incidents into the Cybersecurity and Digital Identity Roadmap to further enhance future maturity and capabilities of the team.

To be successful you will need:

  • Deep understanding of core information technologies, including IP networking, computer architecture, operating systems, relational database systems, messaging systems, and security tools.
  • Excellent hands-on knowledge of cybersecurity threat actors, threat vectors, vulnerabilities, and exploitation techniques.
  • Experience in blue team operations, including implementation and use of a SIEM platofrm, IOC detection use cases and response playbooks, use of deceptive technologies, threat hunting, and incident response.
  • Healthy paranoia, curiosity, sense of responsibility and high motivation to combat cybercrime, insider threats and human error to minimise the impact of security incidents to the University.
  • Well-developed verbal, written communication skills with the ability to build rapport with various stakeholders and to translate technical jargon to meaningful business impacts

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaboration - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your division's broader role

The Division of University Operations enables the University's delivery of high-quality and distinct learning, teaching and research experiences. Its responsibilities link to Adelaide's strategic plan and focus on people, community, assets and infrastructure, and processes.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Application close 11:55pm,  25 August 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Shuichi Sakai
Chief Information Security Officer
P: +61 (8) 8313 1577

You'll find a full position description below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.



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