Data Breach Response Analyst

University of Minnesota
November 13, 2021
Twin Cities, MN
Job Type


Position Overview:

At the University of Minnesota, we are dedicated to changing lives through education, research, and outreach. The University Information Security department (UIS) offers an environment of trust, collaboration, and mission-focused work. We seek a data breach response analyst to investigate and respond to potential data breach events. This position requires the ability to maintain confidentiality when dealing with highly sensitive information, communicate effectively with technical and non-technical people, and work within a diverse environment. It will require periodic availability during non-business hours.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with an attention to detail, have strong analytical and process management skills, and possess a strong desire to promote a respectful, inclusive, and collaborative climate.

We Offer:

  • University paid contribution (10% of your salary) to your retirement account - vested immediately.
  • 22 paid vacation days per year, in addition to sick leave and 11 paid holidays.
  • Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition.
  • Excellent and affordable health care benefits.
  • Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates.
  • Free disability insurance.
  • Annual merit increase program.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Investigate reports of potential data breaches.
  • Coordinate with security and privacy leaders and legal counsel to determine investigation outcomes.
  • Manage breach notification process.
  • Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of privacy controls and recommend improvements, as needed, to reduce the risk of recurrence
  • Track data breach investigation metrics.
  • Drive continuous improvement in data breach investigation and response processes in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable data breach and privacy laws, standards, and trends.
  • Other duties as assigned.


*Please document qualifications on resume

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years of relevant work experience or a comparable combination of education, training, and/or experience in a technology-related field.
  • Minimum of one year of work experience in one of the following:
    • Information Technology and/or Information Security
    • Privacy and/or Compliance
    • Risk Management
    • IT Audit
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to understand and problem solve complex issues
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, and to manage risk and uncertainty.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to either attest that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or agree to comply with the University's testing requirement. To learn more please visit:

In the coming weeks the University will move from attestation to requiring all faculty and staff systemwide to submit proof of vaccination.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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