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Information Security Architect Fullerton, CA

California State University, Fullerton (Cal State Fullerton or CSUF) seeks an inaugural Information Security Architect to serve its campus in security operations and information security planning and architecture. In initiating this role, the Information Security Architect (ISA) will work with the Information Security Officer and other colleagues in the Information Technology department as a thoughtful leader assessing and evaluating security risks and driving solutions implementation. The ISA will join a deeply collaborative and diverse division, and be a collaborative advisor and educator across campus. The ISA will identify potential issues and mitigation options, working in partnership with teams across the institution to provide a secure environment and guidance on necessary security measures.

Cal State Fullerton is the largest campus in the California State University system. Standing on 241 acres in the heart of Southern California, Cal State Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with more than 41,000 students and 4,127 full- and part-time faculty and staff members. The University combines the best qualities of teaching and research universities, with actively engaged students, faculty, and staff working in close collaboration to expand knowledge. In fall of 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked CSUF fourth among regional public universities in the West. In addition, Cal State Fullerton is number one in the CSU and number one in California among public universities in the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded.

Reporting to the Information Security Officer, the Information Security Architect will work to provide secure University information systems by performing, planning and assessment coordination, and other high-level technical responsibilities. The ISA will collaborate with University stakeholders to enhance University security; review the current system security measures by recommending and implementing enhancements, and conduct regular system tests and ensuring continuous monitoring of information security; and establish disaster recovery procedures and conduct breach of security drills.

Working with the ISO, the ISA will provide guidance and lead support of ongoing CSU University relationships and projects having an information security component. The ISA will assure compliance with industry regulations through careful analysis and monitoring of systems of security tools and SIEM systems, devise recommendations, and advise the ISO on any measures to enhance and maintain University information systems security. The ISA will Provide guidance, perform technical analysis and remediation procedures dealing with the collection processing, preservation, and analysis of computer-related evidence; enhance security team accomplishments and competence by planning delivery of solutions; answering technical and procedural questions for less experienced team members; teaching improved processes; and mentoring team members. The ISA will cultivate a culture of security awareness, and arrange continuing education of University stakeholders to ensure security policies are adhered to at all times.

Inquiries, applications, nominations, and referrals should be submitted below.

Dan Rodas is leading this search with Emily Chiswick-Patterson.


California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


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