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Information Security Officer

Elgin, Illinois



Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive

Elgin, IL 60123



Application Deadline: NA




Elgin Community College
Elgin, IL
Information Security Officer

Elgin Community College (ECC) is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college located in Elgin, Illinois, one of its most rapidly growing cities. Our district encompasses 360 square miles, serving 400,000 people, 11,000 businesses with four public school districts and 15 high schools. ECC was selected as one of five Illinois community colleges to participate in the national Achieving the Dream (AtD) initiative. is a long-term national initiative that collaborates with community colleges to help more students earn degrees, complete certificates, or transfer to four-year institutions to continue their studies. The park-like setting of our 145 acre Main Campus offers instruction spanning nine major buildings with beautiful views. ECC also offers classes throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago with more than 100 off-campus locations.

Fulfilling our mission to improve people's lives through learning, Elgin Community College offers more than a vibrant learning environment, high academic standards, and a real educational value. We are proud to provide some of the most satisfying careers in the field of higher education. Make a bright choice for the future of our students—and for the future of your career.

Responsible for the development and delivery of a comprehensive information security program for the college.

Essential Responsibilities:

To assure that information created, acquired or maintained by the college and its authorized users, is used in accordance with its intended purpose; to protect the college information and its infrastructure from external or internal threats; and to assure that the college complies with statutory and regulatory requirements regarding information access, security and privacy.

Essential Responsibilities Continued:

Review, formulate and disseminate College data, system, network and information security policies. Coordinate the development and delivery of an information security awareness and literacy program for all college employees. Participate in the planning and design of College-wide business continuity and disaster recovery strategies where appropriate. Serve as information security risk management liaison to the college and make security recommendations to ensure that operations comply with contractual agreements and the law. Maintain an active ongoing testing program to evaluate security of College systems, network and data.

Other Responsibilities:

Ensure that the appropriate patches, hot fixes, and service packs are installed on College-owned or licensed software in a timely manner. Oversee the management of all information security-related technologies such as anti-virus, SPAM, and intrusion detection systems and development policies and procedures addressing their usage.




  1. Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  2. Two years' working experience as a network administrator with a thorough understanding of network administration, network protocols, and security best practice.

  3. Excellent working knowledge of network security tools and applications such as system event and incident management (SEIM), anti-SPAM applications, network vulnerability testing, anti-virus/anti-spyware applications and other network monitoring tools.

  4. Working knowledge of standards and experience implementing them such as ISO270001, NIST SP 800, PCI-DSS, SANS Top 20, and other information security best practice publications including applicable laws and regulations such as FERPA, HIPAA, HEOA, COPPA, Red Flag, etc.

  5. Excellent working knowledge of network security infrastructure such as firewalls, intrusion prevention and/or detection systems, routers, and switches.

  6. Working knowledge of network- and computer-related forensic techniques, eDiscovery, and electronic data preservation.

  7. Knowledge of business continuity and disaster recovery best practice as it relates to information security and information technology.

  8. Excellent oral and written communication skills.



  1. Information security certifications.

For a detailed job posting and to apply,

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Elgin Community College is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.











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