Information Security Specialist (IT Security, Solaris)

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An experienced Information Security Specialist is urgently required for an initial 3 month contract with a leading financial services client in the East Midlands.

The role will be 2 days a week onsite (Nottinghamshire) and 3 days working from home/remotely.

Security Posture Project
As part of the ongoing review of Technology & Change, IT Security has been assessed.

The assessment is based on consideration of exposures across all layers of security including:

  • Perimeter (protecting the outer walls')
  • Network (securing the internal network)
  • End Point (ensuring the devices in use are secure)
  • Application (ensuring that the software in use is compliant and safe)
  • Data (protecting company and customer information)
  • Operations and process (ensuring that robust controls are in place)

The Security Posture Project will improve controls access the environment including:
  • Strengthening perimeter defences to reduce risk of inappropriate access to network
  • Hardening the core network configuration to reduce the risk of inappropriate access between different parts of the network
  • Implementing enhanced controls to reduce the risk resulting from inappropriate use of Internet applications
  • Updating or removing devices with old operating systems to reduce the risk of compromise through out-of-date software
  • Removing out of date accounts and tightening permissions to reduce the risk of inappropriate access to company information
  • Strengthening governance, policies, and processes to improve ongoing management and control of IT Security
Essential Skills:

A sound technical knowledge of server and network-based computing and communications technologies is required to be able to understand the risks and threats to the main computer and communications components in use.
A good understanding of the following:
  • Vulnerability & Patch management
  • Virus Scan Tools and Technologies
  • Microsoft operating systems
  • Solaris 9 upwards
  • Network Security
  • Network penetration testing
  • Firewalls, IPS/IDS and VPN's
  • Mobile Device Security
  • Unix and Windows Access Management, Monitoring and Auditing Tools
  • Network Monitoring and Management Tools
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Database Security
  • Business Applications Security
  • Security education training and awareness (SETA) plus performing attack simulations
  • Ability to write documentation clearly and concisely and to pass on the relevant technical information to both technical and non-technical staff
  • A good knowledge of the disciplines and techniques for managing projects whilst also managing and scheduling smaller tasks ensuring that both types get completed to the correct timescale

Candidates must be UK based and have the right to work in the UK without any restrictions.

If you interested in being considered, please contact Jackie Dean ASAP for more information or an informal conversation.
Start date
3 - 6 months
Jumar Solutions Ltd
Home Based
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