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Data Security Specialist IV


UF Information Technology Classification*

This senior technical level role is responsible for identifying and detecting security incidents and security weaknesses across UFs computing infrastructure and for receiving, reviewing, and responding to computer security incident reports. This position works on tasks of high complexity with minimal supervision and considerable latitude to make independent decisions.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Identify and assess security weaknesses in UFs computing infrastructure.
  • Identify and assess current and emerging threats to UFs computing infrastructure.
  • Monitor all inbound and outbound network activity and identify any suspicious patterns.
  • Identify, monitor, and protect UF data in use, UF data in motion, and UF data at rest.
  • Evaluate, design, implement, administer, and maintain monitoring tools.
  • Coordinate the collection and retention of audit data necessary to support technical analysis.
  • Execute the incident management plan in response to security incidents.
  • Define the metrics goals and objectives for the monitoring and incident management programs.

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree and four years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification

GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) or equivalent preferred.
GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT) or equivalent preferred.
GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE) or equivalent preferred


This position may include supervisory responsibility.

*Reserved Classification – Use of this classification outside of UFIT requires prior approval by Classification and Compensation

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