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IT Security Specialist

IT Security Specialist

IT Security Specialist

Job Category

Technology & IT

Job Industry

Manufacturing

Job Location

Castlebar, Connacht

Date Opened

2022-03-07

Job Description

JWR Employment Specialists are delighted to be working with a growing international manufacturing company located in Castlebar to recruit an IT Security Specialist.

 

An overview of the role:

  • Monitor environments for suspicious activity.
  • Works with IT administrators and staff to configure and support security tools such as firewalls, anti-virus software, patch management systems, asset management systems, etc.
  • Helps IT implement security policies, application security, access control and corporate data safeguards.
  • Researches security threats and continuously evaluates our posture against their findings. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Works with IT to create and implement incident response plans.
  • Monitors operation of network security solutions.
  • Performs log and malware analysis.
  • ·Ensures that the proper security controls are present and functioning.
  • Analyzes security requirements and recommends improvements to the configuration of systems.
  • Monitors network traffic for suspicious behavior.
  • Creates security policies and defends against unauthorized access, modifications, and destruction of data.
  • Consults with staff, managers, and executives about security best practices and provides technical advice.
  • Ensures IT is properly configuring and supporting security tools, such as firewalls and anti-virus software.
  • Trains staff to understand and practice good security hygiene.

 


Requirements

Qualifications:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • A Bachelor's in Computer Science, Cyber Security, or a related field.
  • Security certifications may be advantageous.
  • A strong understanding and knowledge of computer, network, and security fundamentals.
  • Good teaching, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Computer Skills: Ability to use basic computer skills is essential including the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.

 

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