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Senior IT Security Specialist

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Brief description :

Desired Profile


  • Strong knowledge of information security principles, standards, practices and technologies for various applications and operating systems including mobile operating systems.

  • Demonstrated experience with network and IT security components, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-malware software, data encryption, VPN’s, vulnerability scanners, server operating systems, and other industry-standard techniques and practices.

  • Experience with both commercial and open source tools such as nmap, nessus, openvas, sqlmap, metasploit, wireshark, etc.

  • Demonstrated expertise with security assessment processes, vulnerability assessment & penetration testing techniques and tools.

  • Knowledge and understanding of security standards and regulations such as ISO 27001:2013, NIST, etc.

  • In depth knowledge of regulatory requirements of PCI, HIPAA, SOX, etc.

  • Strong knowledge of common web and mobile application vulnerabilities, such as the OWASP top 10 for web and mobile.

  • Experience in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools.

  • Expertise in event log monitoring and co relating the events and incidents for ensuring compliance with the organization’s IT security policies

  • Ability to research and analyze data and problems, develop appropriate solutions and concisely and clearly communicate to stakeholders.

  • Experience in generate customized testing scripts in common languages such as python, ruby, pearl, bash, etc.

  • Remain current and relevant with knowledge and techniques in the security and compliance space. Use this knowledge to review and continuously improve the existing security process


Experience, Certifications & Education


  • Engineering/Science graduate with at least 6 to 10 years of experience in IT and 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in IT security and IT compliance

  • Experience in implementing any IT security standards like ISO 27001:2013.

  • Security certifications like CEH, CISSP, CISA, CISM, etc. Any one of these certifications is mandatory.



Personal Attributes


  • Excellent communication skills, with strong verbal and writing proficiencies.

  • Ability to positively influence and persuade individuals of varying levels.

  • A proactive customer centric approach.

  • Strong work ethic with commitment and time management skills.

  • Ability to exercise judgement within procedures and practices to determine appropriate action

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple work requirements to meet deadlines

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Good planning, commitment and time-keeping skills

  • Excellent Planning, Reasoning, Analytical and problem solving skills

  • Prior experience in working as part of a MNC with diverse and geographically dispersed team.

  • Excellent learning skills