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Penn State Health Cyber Defense Infrastructure Engineer Int-PSH Cyber Security in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Shared Services

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Day

Hours: 8 hours


The Cyber Defense Infrastructure Engineer (CDIE) is a critical team member directly contributing to the Penn State Health and College of Medicine Office of Cyber Securitys mission to Prevent, Detect, Analyze and Respond to threat activity (internal and external), information system vulnerabilities, and cyber incidents.

The CDIE installs, configures, troubleshoots, and maintains various cyber security capabilities (hardware and software) to ensure their confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Manages accounts, patches, and secure configurations. Capabilities include, but are not limited to, network and host-based anti-virus/anti-malware, host-based firewalls, advanced threat detection agents, net-flow analytics platform, secure email gateway, data loss prevention, full disk encryption, web proxy, password manager, incident response case management, and security orchestrations tools.

Responsible for setting up and maintaining a system or specific components of a system (e.g. for example, installing, configuring, and updating hardware and software; establishing and managing user accounts; overseeing or conducting backup and recovery tasks; implementing operational and technical security controls; and adhering to organizational security policies and procedures).

Tests, implements, deploys, maintains, reviews, and administers the infrastructure hardware and software that are required to effectively manage the cyber defense infrastructure and resources. Monitors assigned cyber defense infrastructure systems to actively remediate unauthorized activities.

This level of position is competent in the field, operates under limited management and recommendations.


Bachelors in computer science, cyber security, information technology, software engineering, information systems, computer engineering plus 4 years experience in network infrastructure, firewalls, IDS/IPS, application proxies, systems administration, network storage, enterprise authentication, backups and data retention, information assurance or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience required.


Certifications addressing system security, network infrastructure, access control, cryptography, assessments and audits, organizational security, information security, information systems, network security, information assurance, troubleshooting, security operations, cryptography

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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