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Information Security Specialist in Johannesburg (#979,405,276) 

Job offer #979,405,276 in Johannesburg (Gauteng), South Africa

The main purpose of the Information Security Specialist The Information Security Specialist is to monitor and oversee that the security of IT operations and supporting infrastructure is effective and proportionate to business and compliance requirements. Must also adequately address prevailing cyber security threats to the organisation. This encompasses Patch and Vulnerability Management, Security Audit, Log, Event Management and Security Incident Management. Key stakeholders the Information Security Specialist will engage with are:Business Unit OwnersChief Technology OfficerIT Risk ManagerEnterprise Risk ManagerIT Infrastructure team membersNetwork team membersManager End User TechnologyInternal AuditSystems Development team membersQualifications/Knowledge including most relevant field of studySecurity Industry relevant certifications, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CompTIA Security+, CEH Certified Ethical HackerTertiary qualification or equivalent experience in computer science and / or information systems or related technology infrastructure fieldAt least 10 years in a large internal IT division or in a corporate IT companyUnderstanding and application of the legislative and regulatory frameworkExperience in assessing, summarizing, and managing risk processes and methodologies in IT related environments Risk related qualifications essentialWorking knowledge of change management processes and frameworks,Trend/root cause analyst from a vulnerability management perspectiveProficient with Microsoft ProgramsExcellent written and verbal communication skillsExperience including relevant sector specific experienceAt least 5 years in a large internal IT division or in a corporate IT companyMinimum 5 years experience in IT Infrastructure or related fieldA sound background in technical/operational security is preferredGood commercial / business experienceExcellent working knowledge of firewalling, intrusion prevention systems, proxies, gatewaysExcellent working knowledge of network routing, switchingStrong knowledge of TCP/IP, and Internet facing servicesStrong knowledge of Windows, LinuxWorking knowledge of Virtualisation VMWareCompetent understanding of Penetration testing methodologies and techniquesStrong analytical skillsWorking knowledge of Security Event and Incident analysisKnowledge of various Unix scripting languagesA good understanding of databases, database security technologies and measuresExcellent knowledge of Directory Services, Microsoft Active DirectoryProficiency in security architectures, design and protocolA good understanding of cryptography

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