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Information Technology Security Specialist

Employer
Frontier
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
14 Jun 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Summary

Frontier is seeking a subject matter expert in cyber/IT security for a leading financial services firm, to work collaborative with internal/ external teams to execute a comprehensive security roadmap and mitigate risks in key functions such as network and system security; email security; cloud security; access control & identity management; data security; vulnerability management, etc.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Assess the risk of new projects and the impact of adopting new technologies such as open-source software, on-boarding managed services and SaaS solutions, and extending the perimeter of the environment to restricted geographies
  • Perform information security assessments of existing security controls, manage risk, and oversee remediation plans
  • Assist with the implementation, monitoring and assurance reviews of security controls
  • Conduct vulnerability scanning and assessment functions relating to various technologies, systems, appliances, and contexts
  • Collaborate with internal technology teams to prioritize mitigation actions based on risks associated with each vulnerability
  • Perform related duties & responsibilities as requested

Required Qualifications:
  • At least 5 years' hands-on experience within a technical role covering a variety of security technologies, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management etc.
  • Knowledge of malware, hacking techniques and security trends
  • Experience with SIEM systems as well as network security analysis
  • Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols
  • Experience with Windows and Linux systems security
  • Scripting/coding experience with one or more languages - Python experience a plus
  • Strong communication written and verbal skills
  • Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or STEM related field

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Extensive experience of validating the effectiveness of security controls
  • Technical understanding of AWS Security and other cloud platforms e.g. Azure, GCP
  • Knowledge of Secure Coding Practices
  • Security and network related certifications i.e. CISSP, CCIE, CCSP, OSCP
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