IT Security Analyst

IT security, Fortinet, Extreme Networks, Aruba, NetApp, Novell ZENworks, Patch Management, CISSP
Full Time
$40,000 - $80,000
Work from home available Travel not required

Job Description

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is searching for an IT Security Analyst.  Responsible for assessing information risks and facilitates remediation of identified vulnerabilities for IT security and IT risks across the organization. 


  • Design secure, efficient server templates and configurations.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, focusing on security, integrity, and reliability.
  • Investigate potential or actual security violations or incidents to help identify areas that require new security measures.
  • Support the installation and use of software, such as firewalls and data encryption programs, to protect sensitive information.
  • Prepare reports that document security breaches and the extent of the damage caused by the breaches.
  • May conduct system audits and would execute on any audit findings.
  • Conduct penetration testing to look for vulnerabilities in WMed systems before they can be exploited.
  • Research the latest information technology security trends and develop security standards and best practices.
  • Help plan and carry out IT security ecosystem.
  • Recommends security enhancement to IT management.
  • Assists computer users with new security procedures.
  • Work with others in the department to ensure industry best practices are followed for user and access management.
  • Help to ensure all managed systems are following organizational and department policies and standards for software and firmware updates.
  • Work with IT Infrastructure Manager to design, implement, and maintain guidelines, policies, and procedures to meet industry best practices for information security.
  • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in network or systems administration required.
  • Solid technical knowledge with current versions of Windows, Windows Server, OSX, SQL Server, MySQL, Linux.
  • Strong working knowledge of IT industry security best practices.

        Additional skills preferred:

  • Experience adhering to HIPAA/HiTech, FERPA, and 21CFR Part 11 guidelines.
  • Experience with IBM QRadar, Tenable Nessus.
  • Experience securing enterprise directories including NetIQ eDirectory and Microsoft Active Directory.
  • Familiarity with FortiNet, Extreme Networks, Aruba Networks, and NetApp.
  • Familiarity with ZenWorks End Point and Patch Management.


  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or related certification preferred.

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) is an exciting environment to pursue and academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching health systems, Ascension Borgess and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. Building upon the $100 million foundational gift in 2011, WMed received a philanthropic commitment of $300 million to support the mission of the medical school in June 2021. WMed contributed to the creation of 1,600 new jobs and an economic impact of $353 million in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties in 2020.

WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Higher Learning Commission. WMed offers a comprehensive, innovative four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program and two Master of Science degree programs in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Engineering. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in 10 residencies and five fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. To support its mission to educate and inspire lifelong learners, WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

WMed Health is the clinical practice of the medical school with more than 300 providers offering comprehensive primary care and specialty services in several locations throughout Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek. The Department of Pathology faculty serve as the Office of the Medical Examiner for counties throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.

The W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo serves as the primary educational facility with faculty and administrative offices, student study and social spaces, team-based learning halls, a state-of-the-art Simulation Center accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, basic science research labs, as well as toxicology and forensic pathology labs.

WMed is building upon Kalamazoo’s century-long foundation of drug discovery and medical device development with a strategic investment in clinical, laboratory, community, and educational research. The Center for Immunobiology, Center for Clinical Research, WMed ForenTox, Research Histology Lab, Innovation Center, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Human Research Protection Program contribute to the medical school’s advancement of knowledge through innovation and discovery. 

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace. 

EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.

Dice Id : RTX1a90b3
Position Id : 7268739
Originally Posted : 4 months ago
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