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Senior Information Security Analyst

Job ID 85306 Full / Part Time: Full-Time
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Join Baystate Health's Information Security Team - We are hiring a Sr. Information Security Analyst! 


This position reports to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and is responsible for working independently to maintain administrative, physical and technical information security safeguards that strengthen our information system posture and better support Baystate’s Mission to improve the health of the people in our communities every day, as well as supports continued progress toward Baystate’s Vision of becoming one of the leading health systems in the nation.

The incumbent will conduct incident response investigations, work with Baystate management and Human Resources to ensure appropriate and consistent corrective action, identify opportunities for improvement, maintain policies and procedures that are designed to be operationally effective and efficient, maintain workforce training programs and awareness communications, and monitor compliance to policies, laws and regulations.  The senior security analyst works with members of the IT division to select and deploy technical controls to meet specific security requirements, and defines processes and standards to ensure that security configurations are maintained.

The incumbent will have a strong working knowledge of security frameworks such as HIPAA, NIST, ISO or other industry standards that are relevant to Baystate Health.

What You Will Do: 

Conducts investigations of suspected security and privacy incidents, whether internal or external to Baystate and whether intentional or unintentional and organize, document and report investigation results within the organization.  Coordinates investigations with clinical and administrative departments including Human Resources, client department management, Hospital Security, Corporate Compliance, Access and Guest Service Administration, and others as needed.

Conducts information system activity reviews: Monitors and tests application and network activity for assurance that systems of controls are in place and effective, and for compliance to BH policies, state and federal regulations.  Information system activity reviews should include, but are not limited to; failed logins by administrators and general users, file accesses, security incident tracking reports, unauthorized software, dormant accounts, abandoned sessions, password sharing, data leakage, unauthorized deletion of corporate data, adequacy of auto-logoff and anti-malware configuration, and misuse of administrator accounts, internet access, remote access, personal use of network storage, etc.

Utilizes system reporting tools such as LogLogic, Tripwire, McAfee DLP, etc to assist in incident response investigations, monitoring security effectiveness and analyzing the output to suggest security improvements.

Researches new threats and vulnerabilities and mitigating administrative, physical and technical safeguards

Identifies, designs and implements information security projects, provide subject matter expertise to other IT department teams and ensuring that IT division project plans include appropriate security activities.

Develops security training, awareness reminders and related communications. 

Monitors, assesses and recommends enhancements to Baystate Health’s business continuity and recovery programs

Develops and publishes information security policies, procedures, standards and guidelines based on knowledge of best practices and compliance requirements along with processes that enable implementation.

Conducts risk assessments of Baystate Health information and technology systems by conducting accurate and thorough assessments of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and  availability of Baystate's information and technology systems.

Conducts periodic evaluations of technical and non-technical security safeguards to demonstrate and document compliance with Baystate’s security policy and the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule as required by HIPAA.

Works with partner health system departments to identify requirements, using methods that may include risk and business impact assessments.

Works with security leadership to develop strategies and plans to enforce security requirements and address identified risks.

Advises in application development or acquisition projects to assess security requirements and controls and to ensure that security controls are implemented as planned.

Advises partner and IT division security administrators on normal and exception-based processing of security authorization requests.

Plans and conducts penetration testing and vulnerability assessments.

Monitors data loss prevention.

Recommends security configuration, operations and standards for security systems and applications, including policy assessment and compliance tools, network security appliances and host-based security systems.

What You Will Do: 

Minimally Required Education:  Associate's Degree

Preferred Education:  Bachelor's Degree 

Minimally Required Experience:  

  • Minimum 8 years an IT Security role
  • Working knowledge of internal controls & IT Risk Assessment and Mitigation procedures.
  • Technical experience in security-related technologies such as Active Directory, encryption, remote access, anti-virus systems, etc.
  • Background sufficient to obtain working knowledge of:
  • Security reporting tools
  • HIPAA, Massachusetts 201 CMR 17.00, and ISO 27002:2005

Preferred Experience:  Healthcare IT experience preferred 

Skills / Competencies: 

Familiar with implementation of Application or Technical information systems

A working knowledge of the 10 domains of the Common Body of Knowledge for information security:

  • Access Controls
  • Telecommunications & Network Security
  • Information Security & Risk Management
  • Application Security
  • Cryptography
  • Security Architecture
  • Operations Security
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Regulations & Compliance
  • Physical & Environmental Security

Ability to work well in a team environment.  Values information sharing, but recognizes situations requiring confidentiality.

Strong interpersonal, organizational, and administrative, communication and presentation skills, both oral and written.

Strong analytical/troubleshooting skills and ability to multi-task.

Strong negotiation and conflict management skills.

Strong experience in dealing effectively with people at different levels.

Self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision.

Certification:  Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is preferred

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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