Job Description

**This is a Full Time position (not a contract). Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship. Must be a US citizen or a green card holder. F1 OPT and Corp to corp candidates will not be considered.

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Information Technology Security Specialist Responsibilities include:

  • Designing and implementing safety measures and controls

  • Monitoring network activity to identify vulnerable points

  • Acting on privacy breaches and malware threats

Job brief

  • We are looking for a Computer Security Specialist to implement and maintain our security systems. You will be responsible for preventing unauthorized access to our data and responding to privacy breaches.

  • In this role, you should be knowledgeable about security frameworks and systems. If you're also a problem-solver and quick decision-maker, we'd like to meet you.

  • Your goal will be to ensure that our technology infrastructure is well-protected.

Responsibilities

  • Analyze IT specifications to assess security risks

  • Design and implement safety measures and data recovery plans

  • Install, configure and upgrade security software (e.g. antivirus programs)

  • Secure networks through firewalls, password protection and other systems

  • Inspect hardware for vulnerable points of access

  • Monitor network activity to identify issues early and communicate them to IT teams

  • Act on privacy breaches and malware threats

  • Serve as a security expert and conduct trainings when needed

  • Draft policies and guidelines

Requirements

  • Proven experience as a Computer Security Specialist

  • Programming skills are preferred (e.g. knowledge of C++, PHP languages)

  • Familiarity with security frameworks (e.g. NIST Cybersecurity framework) and risk management methodologies

  • Knowledge of patch management, firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems (e.g. TippingPoint)

  • Familiarity with public key infrastructure (PKI) and cryptographic protocols (e.g. SSL/ TLS)

  • An analytical mind with excellent problem-solving ability

  • Outstanding communication and organization skills

  • Decision-making skills

  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field; professional certification (e.g.

    CompTIA Security+, CISSP) is a plus


Associated topics:
attack, cybersecurity, identity, iam, idm, information security, leak, malicious, phish, security

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