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Cyber Security Analyst

IT Services
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Cyber Security is a key priority at the University of York. With new investment from the University Executive Board, we are expanding our Cyber Security team as well as investing in new systems for breach detection, alerting and to improve user security. This is one of two new roles, the other being a Head of Cyber Security role.

The role holder will work to provide second line support across the full range of the team’s activities with a focus on vulnerability scanning and SIEM. They will take responsibility for evaluating and chasing up vulnerability and SIEM alerts in addition to liaising with, and providing advice to, system and data owners across the University.


The University has recently signed off on a project to improve the institution’s cyber security posture. As part of that it wishes to expand its Cyber Security team, specifically by adding a role with a focus on vulnerability scanning and alert/incident response.

We believe in developing our own people and investing in the future, and this role is an entry level IT Security role with the scope to develop skills in one or more specialist areas, and in which a high degree of trust will be placed. Security is a rapidly growing and evolving industry, and we see this as a great role for someone wanting to explore a career in it.

We’re looking for a candidate with a demonstrable interest in IT Security. You may be a graduate, you may have worked in the IT industry in a non-security role, or you may be looking to change career completely, but whichever you are you’ll need an enquiring mind, an aptitude for problem solving, and to show us that you’re committed to developing in a cybersecurity role.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • A degree with a logical, problem solving component, equivalent qualification, or proven relevant experience in the field
  • Good working knowledge of either Linux or Windows, including command line and security
  • Demonstrable interest in IT Security
  • Able to consult and communicate clearly and effectively and develop positive working relationships, both internally and externally.
  • Able to learn quickly and work autonomously
  • Good written communication skills
  • Able to identify conflicting priorities and communicate these to team leaders and project managers
  • Able to work under own initiative and as a team player
  • Able to write simple scripts in at least one scripting language (e.g. Powershell, Bash, Python)
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Experience of resolving technical problems for others
  • Trustworthy and able to operate methodically within defined policies and procedures
  • Customer-focussed with a proactive approach to meeting service delivery standards and supporting users
  • Commitment to service excellence and customer care
  • Commitment to continuous improvement, learning and personal development
  • Problem solving mindset
  • Willing to undergo a background check

Interview date: 15 November 2021

For informal enquiries: please contact Richard Fuller on

Women in this industry are hugely underrepresented, we actively encourage applications from women for this post.

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork



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