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Security Specialist

A digital communication client of mine in Rosebank is currently looking for an innovative security specialist who can safeguard information systems by identifying and solving potential and actual security risks.


  • Monitor, investigate and report on incidents.
  • Be able to be a part of an incident response team and triage.
  • Assess security incidents quickly and effectively and communicate a course of action to Regional Security SMEs.
  • Compile and maintain information security incident reports. Ensure that all incidents are recorded and tracked to meet audit and legal requirements.
  • Oversee and conduct root cause analysis to identify gaps and recommendations ultimately remediating risks to the organisation.
  • Provide content creation and policy tuning for multiple security detection and alerting tools.
  • Effectively manage reported system, application and device vulnerabilities and through remediation and maintenance in adherence with incident response procedures.
  • Define and maintain all the security governance documents that are required to support the strategy/solutions.
  • Develop and optimize processes to improve security threat identification and remediation.
  • Maintain active understanding of industry practices for threat analytics and incident response.
  • Assisting developers in secure coding best practices, risk mitigation techniques, and threat modelling.
  • Explain, present, demonstrate (when applicable) and document the operational impact of a particular vulnerability, threat or risk.
  • Monitor and maintain approved baseline network topologies and configuration.
  • Compile vulnerability and penetration testing reports according to the Global Security standard.
  • Conduct Phishing campaigns.
  • Provide security, technical, configuration, and architecture support to Regional security SME representatives as required.
  • Keep the information security toolset plan for IT functions agile and current to constantly be able to address risk.
  • Create and develop policies and standards to be applied to ensure proper controls are in place.
  • Embed and manage the ISO 27001 compliance standard and ensure proper processes and structures are put in place
  • Define a process of understanding data flows, categorisations, locations and architecture of servers to fully be able to interpret the outputs of the reports and action accordingly.
  • Manage third party interactions and manage alerts appropriately
  • Manage a vulnerability management system in line with current risk management system
  • Create and maintain security awareness campaigns and perform training on key security aspects and process change.
  • Day to day operational tasks as assigned.
  • Scheduled after-hours and weekend work might be required. The employee is required to be on standby for urgent escalations at all times.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum 2 years in a similar role
  • Experience using vulnerability management tools, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and responding to network/computer intrusions and supporting inquiries.
  • Knowledge of information systems security principles and methods, the requirements for certification and accreditation of systems testing and evaluation, and performance management methods.
  • Knowledge of test and assessment methods to evaluate security authentication technologies.
  • Knowledge of standards like PCI, SOC2, ISO 27001.
  • Expansive general IT knowledge.
  • Ability to conduct information security risk assessments
  • Ability to create and execute security monitoring tool sets such as DLP, SIEM and Web Gateway, Cyber Protection.
  • Exposure to cyber security or SOC monitoring.
  • Strong technical ability.
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Ability to support an information security strategy that supports business needs
  • Understanding of the NIST and ISO 27000 frameworks
  • Business Acumen
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Multi task and quality focused.
  • Good understanding of risk and compliance
  • Understanding of business process analytics
  • Project Management skills

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