Information Security Analyst

This position provides an excellent learning opportunity for students who may be new to working within an IT setting. We provide extensive training for all new staff around technical concepts, troubleshooting strategies, and customer service skills that they will need in the position. We encourage applicants who may have limited IT experience, but who are eager to grow, to apply!

October 2019 - May 2020


Info Security team playfully posing together

Learn more about the Information Security team

The Interview

What to Expect

Candidates will meet with a panel of current staff, including the SAIT Security Supervisor, Lead Information Security Analyst, and/or other SAIT career or student staff. The interview will last about one hour and will include general questions about your experiences and ideas about information security, working with clients, project management, and selected technical concepts relevant to the role. Candidates will also be asked to bring an unofficial transcript to verify that they meet the minimum GPA requirement.

Sample interview questions

  • Give an example of a presentation on a technical topic that you might present differently to different audiences. What specifically are some of the key differences?
  • Describe a time you completed a technical project. What were some of the key challenges, and what were your solutions to those challenges?
  • Choose one of the following concepts and tell us what you know about it: firewalls, cross-site scripting, whitelisting/blacklisting.
  • You are auditing the security of the piece of software that stores user login information. What are some things you would look for and write about in your report?

About the Team

The Information Security team enforces UC Berkeley's information security policies with the goal of maintaining network security and protecting the privacy of student and other sensitive data. Through scanning of systems and security reviews for applications and systems, the team ensures security standards for servers and workstations are met. The team also collaborates with other teams in SAIT to promote safe computing practices and awareness for both students and staff.

Terms of Employment

  • Must be a currently enrolled UC Berkeley student with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • Period of employment begins in October 2019 and runs through at least May 2020.
  • Offer is contingent upon successful clearance of:
    • Criminal background check
  • Must be available to work:
    • Academic Year 2019-20: 8-12 hours per week
  • Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory job performance evaluation by supervisor(s).

Job Description

Proactively works to improves the security posture of SAIT and its clients
  • Responds promptly to possible threats and security incidents, coordinating with the appropriate people, teams, and resources.
  • Presents SAIT's security training to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Assists with security operations, including ticketing system, security audits, and documentation.
  • Reviews the security of software and services to ensure they meet campus security standards.
  • Executes other security duties as needs arise.
Collaborates with the Information Security team and other staff
  • Assists in supporting security-centered educational programs and awareness among SAIT staff and students.
  • Works with other teams to accomplish Student Affairs - Information Technologies (SAIT) security goals.
  • Acts as a resource for other students and staff, especially for security-related matters.
  • Provides regular progress updates to supervisors and the team.
  • Assists in hiring and training new staff.
Examples of projects and daily tasks
  • Respond to a real or potential security incident, including monitoring, analysis and escalation, as well as blocking and/or removal of potentially compromised devices from the network.
  • Give presentations on security topics for student and career staff as needed.
  • Manage automated processes such as intrusion detection system alerts and system scans
  • Assist with collection and/or maintenance of inventory information for the purpose of protecting devices, data, and applications.

What You'll Learn on the Job

  • Working in a team environment
  • Interacting with colleagues from every generation
  • Emergency incident response and planning
  • Penetration testing techniques, tools, and related skills
  • Appropriate balance of planning and flexibility

Required Qualifications

  • Familiarity with or strong willingness to learn about basic information security concepts (e.g. firewalls, threat analysis, etc.)
  • Strong presentation and customer service skills, with the ability to engage diverse audiences and adapt communication style
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, analytical and problem solving skills, and ability to complete routine processes required for security integrity
  • Interest in teaching, mentoring, or training others (including those who do not have a technical background)
  • Ability to complete work assignments autonomously and within the context of a team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in teaching or training others
  • Experience writing documentation