IT Security Specialist - #336705

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Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Soweto, Gauteng
Contract type: Full time
Reference: PE002262-VD-1

Our client, a market leader in the IT Industry, based Bryanston, Johannesburg, is currently looking to employ an experienced IT Security Specialist.

An exciting new job opportunity awaits you!


Responsibilities:
  • Manage a team of security professionals, providing guidance, mentorship, and support to ensure the team's success.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the security team, including incident response, vulnerability management, ticket and time management, and security architecture.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement security policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Lead the deployment, configuration, and maintenance of Check Point and FortiGate security solutions.
  • Evaluate new security technologies and products to enhance the overall security posture of the organization.
  • Develop and maintain security documentation, including standard operating procedures, incident response plans, and configuration guides.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations, such as POPIA and ISO 22301/27001, etc.
  • Manage security incidents and coordinate response efforts to mitigate risks and minimize impact.
  • Implement and maintain effective ticket management processes to ensure timely resolution of security-related issues.
  • Facilitate change management processes to ensure that security changes are implemented smoothly and without disruption to business operations.
  • Conduct regular security assessments, audits, and penetration testing to identify vulnerabilities and assess the effectiveness of existing security controls.
  • Stay current with emerging threats, vulnerabilities, and security technologies to proactively address potential risks.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Technology, or equivalent experience in a related field; relevant certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CCSE, NSE) are highly desirable.
  • Proven experience managing a team of security professionals in a complex IT environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of Check Point and FortiGate security platforms, including installation, configuration, and troubleshooting.
  • Strong understanding of network security principles, protocols, and technologies.
  • Proficiency in ticket management systems and change management processes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Experience with other security products and technologies (e.g., SIEM, IDS/IPS, endpoint security, DLP) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with cloud security principles and technologies (e.g., AWS, Azure) is preferred.
  • Ticket Management.
  • Time Tracking.

Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not receive a response within 2 weeks of applying.

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