IT Security Operations Officer

IT Security Operations Officer

Our clients in the finance industry are currently looking for a IT security operations officer to join their team.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to plan, coordinate, and implement the organisation’s information security strategy
  • Oversee and facilitate the design, development and implementation of solutions to security requirements
  • Implement security standards, procedures, and guidelines for multiple platforms and diverse system environments based on approved security policies
  • Provide support to facilitate and coordinate current security infrastructure and define future programmes, design and implementation of security related to IT systems
  • Perform information security assessments (at network, OS and application level) and/or interpret information security results
  • Able to identify security risks, threats and vulnerabilities of networks, systems, applications, and new technology initiatives
  • Able to liaise directly and work closely with third party security service providers
  • Provide security support in the development, testing and operation of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, enterprise anti-virus, and software deployment tools
  • Provide first response and remediation to control security risks and threats in IT environments
  • Investigate and recommend corrective actions for security incidents to the organisation and other project stakeholders
  • Conduct security architecture analysis to evaluate and mitigate issues
  • Implement policies and develop technical procedures for securing the system infrastructure and applications
  • Develop, implement, enforce, and communicate security policies and/or plans for data, software applications, hardware, and telecommunications
  • Identify the installation, modification or replacement of hardware or software components and any configuration change(s) that affects security
  • Assess the impact on the business unit caused by theft, destruction, alteration or denial of access to information and report to senior management
  • Stay abreast with information security incidents, trends and participate actively in the information security community
  • Submit any reports and/or manage any projects and activities as may be directed by the Group Head of IT Security
  • Propose and attend training as requested by the Group Head of IT Security
  • Travel and carry out IT Security related duties at other offices overseas
  • Ensure a high quality/standard of work and service throughput
  •  Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Requierments: 
  • IT related degree in a relevant security field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 3 years' experience in network, server, data and/or application security in multiple operation system environments preferably within a financial institution
  • Working experience in other regulated sectors is considered an asset
  • Preferably be in possession of industry accredited security certifications such as CISSP, SSCP, CISA, CEH
  • Working experience with networking protocols and understanding of security related technologies including encryption, IPSec, PKI, VPNs, firewalls, proxy services, DNS and access-control-lists
  • Working experience with Internet, web, application and network security techniques
  • Working experience with relevant operating system security (Windows, Linux, etc.)
  • Experience and/or knowledge with leading firewall, network scanning, intrusion detection, and authentication technologies
  • Knowledge of approaches, practices, tools and techniques for contingency and disaster recovery operations, and the ability to develop and execute contingency and disaster recovery plans
  • Able to establish and maintain excellent working relationships/partnerships with the software development, infrastructure support and service desk throughout the Information Technology organisation, as well as business units and customers
  • Strong work ethic, excellent writing, communication and presentation skills as well as good use of discretion and judgement
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to troubleshoot and resolve security issues
  • Able to work under limited supervision and able to meet deadlines