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Information Security Specialist
NRG In an increasingly sophisticated market place our service offering has evolved to meet the needs of clients. Our recruitment solutions compliment internal functions, offer market insight and provide the professional capabilities required for change ahead.
IT Security Officer
Skipton Building Society At Skipton Building Society we are not just another Financial Services Institution we are a mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and believe in placing them at the heart of everything we do. The same goes for our people. We can only be successful as a business if we have great people and we believe in treating people as individuals. Our values are Trust, Ownership and One Team which reflect the attitudes and way of working everyone here displays on a daily basis, and which are key to the delivery of the outstanding level of personal service we offer our customers. We have recently been placed 58 in the Times 100 best companies to work for which is something we are extremely proud of.
IT Security Specialist (Software House)
Noir Consulting Noir Consulting is a vibrant and forward thinking I.T recruitment consultancy.
Our commitment is to provide the best quality recruitment solutions to our clients and candidates throughout the UK and Europe.
Our team of professional and motivated consultants are driven to always providing the highest quality of service, with a dedicated focus on simplifying the entire recruitment process in order to make life as easy as possible for our clients and candidates.
Our business ethic involves a professional and honest attitude to our work, which in turn helps us to build stronger relationships with our clients and candidates, and ultimately results in success for all parties.
We deal with all types of companies from various industry sectors, whether they are multinational blue-chip organisations or smaller businesses.
Lead Security Specialist
B C T Resourcing Being a small and young business we can provide the flexibility that many clients need in todays recruitment environment. We are great listeners being committed to always being able to offer a highly cost effective recruitment solution that works for the client. We believe our unique quality of service is due to the diligent work of our attentive team coupled with the application of our proprietary recruitment software platform. We take pride in the high level of support we offer to our job seeking candidates and feel privileged to be able to help in the advancement of individual careers.
Information Security Specialist
Tetrad Recruitment Group Limited With a clear focus on introducing you to unique talent to fulfil roles in your Sales, Marketing and Tech teams. Bringing with us over 20 years of real life experience in this very specific area, we stand apart from the crowd of generalist recruiters.
IT Security Officer
Certus Recruitment Group Established in January 2001, we are a specialist recruiter working with global ‘Superbrands’ and innovative start-ups from across the globe to help them source, attract and retain world class talent. Consisting of four core practices, Certus Sales, Certus Digital, Certus IT and Certus Graduate, our business has expanded and evolved since its inception, enabling the provision of a total solution, utilising the best people and the latest technologies to deliver exceptional results.
IT Security Specialist
MBN Recruitment Ltd In a field saturated by many lookalike recruitment consultancies, MBN is a truly different business. Priding ourselves on values of deep, real subject matter knowledge in the Data Science, Big Data, Analytics and Technology space, a passionate approach to developing our own consultants and a strategy placing our clients at the heart of our business, MBN are a true market defining ‘People Solutions’ business.
Information Security Specialist
Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a strong and profitable private clients franchise. A leader in Germany and Europe, the Bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets. With more than 78,000 employees in over 70 countries worldwide, Deutsche Bank offers unparalleled financial services throughout the world. The Bank competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions for demanding clients creating exceptional value for its shareholders and people.
Information Security Specialist ISO27001
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What is an IT Security Specialist?
A Security Specialist could be responsible for all aspects of IT Security at an organisation. It is really a job description covering many of the tasks within many and varied entry to intermediate level IT Security job roles.
You may be responsible for designing, testing and Implementation of IT Security solutions as well as on-going maintenance and monitoring of live production environments.
The work may involve maintaining security software and integrating new security into an organisation using various tools and techniques including firewalls, spyware, malware detection and intrusion detection systems.
What are the typical job duties for an IT Security Specialist?
The job may involve developing automated scripts to provide intrusion detection, traffic analysis, plus virus, spyware and malware detection. You may need to provide an initial incident response together with problem solving as new IT Security related issues develop.
As an IT Security Specialist you will work to identify and mitigate against any security threats, weaknesses, bugs or exploits impacting on your organisations cyber security. This work could include software and hardware modifications and other changes such at educating your systems users in best practice methodologies with regard to data and IT Security.
You may have a role in software design, implementation and the subsequent testing of Information Technology Security related applications and tools.
Security related deployment, on-going support, user training and perhaps documentation of new processes, procedures and applications may also be part of your job role, all depending on your organisations requirements of you.
More specific Security Specialist responsibilities may include:
1) Assisting other IT Security staff in the planning, design, development, testing and implementation of all IT Security solutions at your organisation
Your wide-ranging role may well necessitate your involvement in the full project lifecycle from initial design and development of new software solutions for your organisations IT Security needs right through to production implementation into a live environment. Your role may involve liaison with all system users affected by the project.
2) Production support of your organisations live environments
You may be expected to provide production support to all live environments. You will be using your knowledge of IT security, authentication, session and communication protocols and general awareness of the environments at your organisation to get your job done. The installation and configuration of firewalls and other intrusion detection systems might be part of your role. You may also need to report on IT security incidents, performing forensic investigations of issues as they arise and reducing any threat by providing a rapid and effective response to them.
3) Testing of new IT Security Solutions
If you are involved in the full Project lifecycle then you may be involved in the testing and implementation of new solutions regarding your organisations IT Security. You may be expected to help your development teams as they create new software, ensuring a smooth migration to new solutions and helping to identify issues as they arise in testing.
4) Live environments – maintenance, training and reporting
If your role involves supporting live production environments then you may be required to carry out periodic vulnerability and penetration testing of your systems from time to time.
Training your systems users may also be necessary, along with the creation of documentation supporting both new and existing systems.
You may be expected to report to Senior IT management regarding any live issues that arise, as part of your job role. Technical reports and formal papers may need to be written relating to any test findings that you may make. Penetration and vulnerability testing of the live or production environment on a regular basis will probably be necessary in order to maintain a secure environment as new threats and exploits emerge.
You may be expected to supervise changes to live environments, with responsibility for IT security. You may also have a role in ensuring your organisation conforms to any new standards.
What hours will I work?
The job of Security Specialist is usually a daytime role, working an average 40 hours per week. Short-term IT Security Specialist Contractors and Consultants may be paid a day rate where any additional work is chargeable.
What skills do I need?
- An up to date knowledge of IT Security related hardware, software and vendor solutions
- Understanding of relevant scripting and source code programming languages, such as C#, C++, .NET, Java, Perl, PHP, Python or Ruby On Rails etc. that you will be using
- Practical experience using computer operating systems such as MS Windows, UNIX/Linux
- An analytical mind with the ability to respond quickly to issues
- You will need to be organised, efficient and able to work unsupervised under your own initiative
- Good team-worker
- Good written and verbal communication skills
What qualifications do I need?
Many employees will desire a Bachelors degree in a related field such as Computer Science, IT or a Cyber-Security related field, but this is not a necessity
Security Specialist Salary
What can you expect to earn as a Security Specialist? The position of an IT Security Specialist is an entry to intermediate level role. Salaries will of course vary depending on your experience, qualifications, the organisation and sector plus whether you are employed on a full-time, short-term Contractor or Consultant basis.
According to Payscale* Salary expectations for the role of Software Specialist are $45,340 – $112,252 or £34,876 to £86,347 at a conversion rate of 1.3 for USD/GBP.
Sources: * Payscale – http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Information_Security_Specialist/Salary
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