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Director of Information Security

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Work Type: Administrative
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Information Technology

Job Title

Director of Information Security


Information Security Services


Commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Director, Information Security Infrastructure reports to the Assistant Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer. The primary role will be supporting the duties of the Information Security Office, specifically: responsible for the governance and designing of secure architecture for MTSU information systems following best practices; mentoring direct reports to increase security knowledge and skills; document processes and technology to ensure the security of all MTSU systems, data collected, stored, and transmitted by MTSU required to fulfill the university's mission; facilitate the communication and awareness of information security policies and best practices on the university campus; develop, maintain, and review security configuration data on firewalls and related security software and/or services; inspect system and network logs and event data for integrity and anomalies; collaborate with ITD staff to design and implement strategic information technology initiatives securely and assist in explaining/training employees on new initiatives and common security best practices as required; supervise information security office team members as assigned and perform related tasks and special projects as assigned.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in computer science and 5 years as a practitioner of cybersecurity OR Master’s degree in Cybersecurity in lieu of experience.

Required Related Experience

With Bachelor's degree, five (5) years minimum of progressively responsible experience, including implementing data security best practices, procedures, and methods; supervisory responsibility of team members, developing enterprise information technology security procedures and policies; configuring and administering firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems; knowledge of current Windows Server, Linux, and Mac operating systems. Administration and configuration of Splunk SEIM tool. Experience with Sophos Endpoint Protection, KnowBe4 Awareness Training, MS Defender Security suite, MS Azure, Active Directory, DHCP, Powershell, Firewalls and IPS/IDS.

With Master's degree in Cybersecurity no experience is required.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Desirable License/Registration/Certification

Additional industry security certification preferred.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & Resume Required

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: March 18, 2024; for optimal consideration, please apply before January 8, 2024.

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