Job Description

At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Skills / Requirements

The Information Security Engineer assists with the day to day information security operations and help with the implementation of the Information Security Strategic Plan to enforce HIPAA and PCI compliance.  Responsibilities include the managing, monitoring and maintenance of information security devices such as; encryption technology, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Threat Detection tools, SEIM tools and web content filtering technology.  Analyzes and creates reports based on information gathered from security technology and report to CISO on daily basis. Performs detailed information security assessments on Harris Health System information systems to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.  Assists with e-discovery, forensic and internal penetration testing.  These information security assessments will include but are not limited to application reviews, access controls, network reviews, and regulatory and other compliance reviews. Other information security duties as assigned.

Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Four (4) year degree in a technology related field or equivalent work experience. Knowledge of HIPAA Security rule, HITECH, Payment Card Industry (PCI), NIST standards, Sans top 20, ISO27000 series, investigating and documenting incidents, and compliance. (required)
CEH, GIAC certifications, Cisco security certification, or CISSP or CISM highly desirable or must be obtained within 6 months of accepting position.  Specific vendor security certification can be considered.

Work Experience:

  • Five (5) years related industry experience (clinical or business). 
  • Four (4) years in a security and technical roles.  
  • Ability to evaluate and review a range of information systems and applications which may include but not limited to Encase FireEye, Cisco Firewall/IPS, CheckPoint PointSec, Rapid7 Nexpose, Metasploit, MobileIron, ProofPoint, Imperv DAM/DBF, Qradar, Radware, SEIM, SourceFire, Websense WSGA/DLP

Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact) Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)
Languages: Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports)
Other Skills:
Analytical, PC and Word  Proc

1. Projects: Execute projects that are consistent with defined deliverables, schedule and budgetary requirements. Projects such as:
a. User Provisioning
b. Access control
c. Risk Management
d. Continuous monitoring of security environment
e. Security Operations
f. Encryption Technology
g. Other Security Related Projects as Assigned

2. Communications/Interpersonal Skills:
a. Demonstrate professional written, verbal and presentation communication skills in all aspects of the position.
b. Ensure frequent and open communications with all customers.
c. Work harmoniously with staff and communicate verbally in a pleasant manner.
d. Maintain emotional control and diplomacy during interactions

3. Career/Staff Development
a. Attend all Harris Health Mandatory in-services.
b. Participate in staff development programs and attends meetings when expected.
c. Seek additional training to keep skills consistent with tools used by department (internal/external)
d. Attend Conferences and Professional Association Meetings

4. Auditing
a. Monitor compliance with federal, state and local laws.
b. Identify Limitations with Existing Security Infrastructure
c. Conduct operational, compliance and investigative audits.
d. Follow up on audit findings to ensure management has taken corrective action.
e. Perform review of internal control procedures and security for systems under development or enhancements to existing systems.
f. Evaluate Information System Malware, Security Exploitation Reports etc.
g. Ensure frequent and effective communications with management and other Staff regarding security related initiatives and incidents.
g. Other Security Auditing Tasks as Assigned

5. Security Operations
a. Security Incident Response, Reporting and Investigations
b. Monitor Computing Resources for Evidence of compromise
c. Assist with Forensic Investigations When Necessary
d. Maintain and Update Security Documentation Including Diagrams and Standards
e. HR/Corporate Compliance Security Investigation Support
f. Ensure system are properly protect from malware Monitoring for cyber threats
g. Check for unauthorized wireless devices
h. Spam Review
i. Process Help Desk Tickets related to information security incidents
j. Other security related tasks as assigned

Application Instructions

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