Computer Security Specialist Job Description

Computer Security Specialist Job Description (JD)

  • 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
  • Act on privacy breaches and malware threats
  • Serve as a security expert and conduct trainings when needed
  • Draft policies and guidelines


Requirements

  • Proven experience as a Computer Security Specialist
  • 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
  • Decision-making skills
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field; professional certification (e.g. CompTIA Security+, CISSP) is a plus