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Cyber Security Operations Specialist / Penetration Tester
Project People We work with boundary breaking technology-centric organisations large and small to support your transformation and long term value creation in a digital world.
Information Security Specialist
ComputAppoint Founded in 1991, Computappoint is a quality provider of contract and permanent IT recruitment services in the UK. We pride ourselves in practicing what we preach.Through strong Account Management, effective candidate support and a clear understanding of what drives our clients forward, we successfully place candidates across a range of IT disciplines and a wide variety of industry sectors.
Cyber Security Solutions Specialist
Genesis Associates At Genesis Associates, we provide interim, contract and permanent recruitment solutions on a global level.As a trusted advisor to both privately owned and blue chip organisations our ethos is simple: We source and identify talent to ensure our clients realise their commercial objectives.Each Genesis consultant is focused on a specific, specialist sector. This allows us to understand and discuss the complexities of every assignment we work on. We really do believe that our people are our greatest asset.We believe that developing and engaging with candidate communities is the future of effective sourcing. We regularly share our knowledge as we strive to become recognised as more than just another recruitment agency.We’ve also released a range of new services to help our customers make the right hire the first time. Our growth has seen us provide recruitment solutions, psychometric testing and video screening to over 23 countries.
Applications Security Specialist
Visa Visa Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Visa Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world's most advanced processing networks — VisaNet — that is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, pay ahead of time with prepaid or pay later with credit products.
Data and Communications Security Specialist
Rexel Our 350+ branch network makes Rexel accessible nationwide. The strength of our supply chain and unique logistics operation daily provides unrivalled availability, and a consistent and reliable service that makes us the trusted and preferred supplier to our customer base.Our goal is simple: to help our customers be their best in running their business by providing a broad range of sustainable and innovative products, services and solutions.All Rexel businesses, brands and partners share a common philosophy of ethical and lawful operations. It’s a key part of the passion we exhibit in working with customers, suppliers, employees and investors.
Information Security Specialist (SecOps, ISMS, CyberEssentials)
Michael Page The original PageGroup brand, Michael Page is comprised of 25 disciplines – each providing a service to a specialist area of the market. We recruit permanent, temporary, contract and interim opportunities, typically from second/third job levels upward. Businesses we work with range from SMEs to global blue-chip organisations.
Cyber Security Specialist
HSBC HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. We serve around 38 million customers through four global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. Our network covers 67 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America.
Information Assurance Security Specialist
Informatiq Since our foundation towards the end of 1994, our mission has been simply to offer the most effective and ethical conduit between blue-chip corporate IT users and high calibre job applicants. Based on a fundamental belief in honesty and integrity, we endeavour to exchange information in an accurate, trustworthy and timely manner.Here at Informatiq we enjoy recruitment, placing high priority on fundamentals: guiding candidates towards appropriate, worthwhile careers, whilst offering employers access to the very best new recruits.
Information Security Specialist
Interserve Interserve's vision is to redefine the future for people and places. We are one of the world's foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and front-line public services. Interserve is based in the UK and is listed in the FTSE 250 index. We have gross revenue of £3.3 billion and a workforce of 80,000 people worldwide.
Information Security Specialist
Evolution Recruitment When we started the business, our aim was to create an outstanding IT recruitment consultancy, for our client, candidates and employees.Evolution has grown massively over the last 17 years, and we now operate out of 5 office globally; our Head Office in the UK, as well as offices in Singapore, Sydney, and two in Germany. We now employ over 150 people focused on becoming the best IT recruitment consultancy there is.We're privately owned. Gareth, Nick and Mike, our owners, are as active in the business today as they were on their first day.
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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