Cybersecurity Analyst

New York, NY
Full Time
Mid Level

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Among our core priorities, we fight to protect voting rights, end mass incarceration, strengthen checks and balances, and preserve Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think-tank, part advocacy group, part cutting-edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them — in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion.  

We are currently seeking a proactive and detail-oriented individual to join our cybersecurity team as a Level 1 Cybersecurity Analyst. This position offers an opportunity to provide support in monitoring, analyzing, and responding to security incidents and threats. The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for cybersecurity, a willingness to learn, and excellent problem-solving skills. 

Note: Brennan Center employees adhere to a hybrid schedule that is subject to change, with employees currently required to work in the office a minimum of three days per week, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  While most employees follow this in-person schedule, there may be some positions that require additional in-office days. The position is based at our headquarters in New York City.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Security Monitoring, Awareness & Vulnerability Management: 
    • Work with Brennan Center management and staff, third party security consultants, and managed service providers to assess risks, establish priorities, conduct reviews, and implement solutions. 
    • Work alongside the Information Security Manager on day-to-day tasks managing the information security posture of the organization. 
    • Monitor security systems, logs, and alerts to identify potential security incidents and anomalies. 
    • Perform initial analysis of security events and escalate to senior analysts or incident responders as necessary. 
    • Utilize security tools and technologies to detect and investigate suspicious activities. 
    • Assist in triaging and prioritizing security incidents based on severity and impact. 
    • Follow predefined procedures and protocols to respond to security incidents and alerts. 
    • Document incident details, actions taken, and outcomes for further analysis and reporting. 
    • Assist in conducting vulnerability scans and assessments to identify potential weaknesses in systems and networks. 
    • Help prioritize and track remediation efforts based on vulnerability severity and risk. 
    • Participate in cybersecurity awareness training sessions and initiatives to educate employees on security best practices. 
    • Provide basic guidance and support to end-users on security-related inquiries and issues. 
    • Maintain accurate records of security incidents, investigations, and remediation activities. 
    • Prepare basic reports and documentation on security metrics, trends, and key findings. 
    • Respond to and resolve technical issues and cyber security threats that may impact the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of Brennan Center’s systems and affect constituents or personnel. 
    • Complete other duties as assigned 
  • Help Desk Support 
    • When required, assist the IT Team with troubleshooting various day-to-day helpdesk issues that may arise. 
    • Monitor and patch updates for all the organizations devices 
    • Troubleshoot networking and operating system problems. 
    • Engage in special projects and other duties as assigned. 

Required: The position requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or a related field with a minimum of two years of experience in an IT-related position. This role also requires: 

  • Strong understanding of cybersecurity principles, concepts, and technologies. 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks. 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies and tools. 

  • Experience in project management  

  • Experience with IT ticketing Systems  

  • Proficient with Office 365 administration and troubleshooting  

  • Proficiency with MAC and OS management and troubleshooting  

Ideal: The ideal candidate will have some combination of the following experiences and qualifications.  

  • Experience with ShoreTel VOIP phone systems management and troubleshooting  

  • General knowledge of AV Systems and experience with troubleshooting Audio and Video issues in conference rooms  

  • Strong knowledge of Systems Administrations for Microsoft Azure and Active Directory  

  • Experience working with RMM (Altera, NinjaOne or comparable)  

  • Knowledge of backup processing and administration  

  • Experience with Apple MDMs  

  • Experience with Printers and Copiers management  

  • Knowledge of network administration for Cisco, HP and Cisco Merakis  

  • Experience with Microsoft Defender ATP  

  • Experience in monitoring and analyze logs for Azure and Active Directory sign ins  

The Brennan Center is committed to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace.  We continuously work with our staff to find new ways to increase diversity and to build and cultivate an inclusive and equitable work environment, where everyone can be their true self and feel a strong sense of belonging.   As such, we seek to hire employees who have a commitment to and/or experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion.  In addition, we expect employees to participate/contribute with DEI initiatives or activities with recruitment, retention, and workplace culture.  

Application: To apply, please visit [this link] and upload the following documents: (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) contact information for three references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and decisions will be made as soon as an appropriate candidate is identified. We prefer applications to be submitted through our website. If you have difficulty uploading these items as one document, e-mail them to [email protected] with “Cybersecurity Analyst” in the subject line.  

Compensation and Benefits:  
The salary range assigned for this role is $75,000-$90,000 and has been determined based on market competitiveness. We determine our salary ranges based on market competitiveness and internal equity for each job. The salary offered a selected candidate will be contingent upon the candidate’s experience, qualifications and internal equity considerations. Additionally, we offer a very robust and competitive array of benefits such as a generous time off program, 401k plan, comprehensive health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), and wellness and office perks. 

In addition, this position is part of a bargaining unit represented by the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW local 2320.   

Note: The Brennan Center is committed to public health and to the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and visitors.  As such, we have adopted a policy requiring all employees working in the New York and Washington, DC offices to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to meet the legal guidelines for an exemption. 

The Brennan Center for Justice is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. To this end, Brennan Center

  • Welcomes applicants with disabilities and applicants of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, socioeconomic identities, sexual orientations, and national origin or citizenship, including people who have been previously incarcerated;
  • Hires diverse candidates and works to improve our recruitment practices to allow for such
  • Creates a workplace where true diversity is fostered and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged;
  • Ensures that all members of the Brennan Center community feel welcome and respected, and have equal opportunities to thrive and advance within the institution; and
  • Is committed to supporting low-income communities and communities of color particularly affected by social inequities.

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