Information Security Specialist


Anonymous Employer

Job Summary

One of our clients is seeking qualified candidates to fill this role

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

  • Analyze existing security systems and make recommendations for changes or improvements.
  • Ensure that technology infrastructure is well-protected.
  • 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. 
  • Analyze existing data privacy and information security policies.
  • Develop Data Privacy Policies.
  • Act on privacy breaches and malware threats.
  • Serve as a security expert and conduct trainings when needed.
  • Conduct Information and Cyber Security, Vulnerability /Penetration testing.
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments and control to find weaknesses and analyze existing controls effectiveness and suggest remedial action.
  • Report residual risk, security exposures, vulnerabilities, noncompliance and maltreatment of information assets to IT security management.
  • Involve in reviews of projects, incident debriefs and analysis findings to identify problems and gaps.
  • Participate actively in development of security policies, principles, architecture and standards.
  • Prepare reports and action plans in the event that a security breach occur.
  • Organize and conduct tests and “ethical hacks” of existing security architecture.
  • Monitor the network and provide early warning of abnormalities or problems.
  • Recommend Upgrade to systems to remain competitive in the field of security.
  • Keep technical knowledge current through continuing education.
  • Provide system updates and write code fixes.

Job Requirements

  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, a related field or work experience.
  • At least five years of experience of relevant experience.
  • Relevant certifications in information systems security.
  • Advanced certifications such as Certified Blockchain Professional (IIBC|BP), ISO27001LA/LI, ISO20000LA/LI, ISO22301LA/LI will be added advantage.
  • Proven experience as an Information Security Specialist.
  • Hands-on experience analyzing high volumes of logs, network data (e.g. Netflow, FPC), and other attack artifacts in support of incident investigations.
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning solutions.
  • Practical Hands-on Experience in Information and Cyber Security, Vulnerability /Penetration testing process and tools. 
  • Familiarity with the DOD Information Assurance Vulnerability Management program.
  • Knowledge of current security risks and protocols.
  • 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. 
  • Ability to Manage Project and Teams as well as ability to take independent initiative when needed. 
  • Decision-making skills.  
  • Develop and manage project level documents and plans.
  • Support developing business cases to set, improve and modify business groups, technologies and functions. 
  • Ability to work under close supervision, as well as the ability to take independent initiative when needed. 
  • A problem-solver and quick decision-maker. 

Proposed Salary:  3,600,000 p.a.

Job Location: Abuja & Lagos

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