Computer Security Specialist Job Description

A computer security specialist is an employee hired to protect a company's computer network and computer systems from hackers or programmers attempting to access data or steal information.

Computer security specialists typically perform a number of tasks in addition to network security.

They help maintain computers operating systems and networks, implement security policies, and test systems to detect vulnerabilities.

They may also monitor network traffic or perform security audits.

Computer security specialists may be tasked with preventing hackers from accessing a company's network, identifying potential threats, or implementing security patches.

They may supervise staff and work with other IT security specialists to develop policies and protocols.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Computer Security Specialist to join our team. The ideal candidate will have experience in identifying and resolving security issues, as well as implementing security measures to protect computer systems. If you have a passion for keeping data safe and secure, we want to hear from you!

Computer Security Specialist Duties:

  • Protect client and/or company data by implementing security measures that monitor and prevent electronic data security breaches
  • Develop and implement computer security policies, standards, and procedures that will safeguard data
  • Perform vulnerability testing, penetration testing, and code reviews
  • Collaborate with system architects and developers to design and develop applications that maintain a high level of security
  • Provide leadership and oversight to technical and non-technical staff on matters of security
  • Obtain and maintain clearances that allow access to information
  • Assisting in the hiring, training, and evaluation of employees
  • May be responsible for supervising a team of employees

Computer Security Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement computer security policies, procedures, and standards to protect against viruses, worms, and other malicious computer attacks
  • Develop and periodically revise security policies and procedures
  • Research and document security issues and vulnerabilities
  • Identify, document, and analyze potential threats to computer and network resources
  • Manage and troubleshoot security incidents
  • Perform security risk assessments and penetration testing
  • Write policies and procedures
  • Manage and maintain records

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Sophos Certified Security Administrator (CSA) certification
  • 2+ years experience securing client/server environments
  • Knowledge of networking, firewalls, routers, and Active Directory
  • Expert knowledge of Active Directory and Group Policy
  • Knowledge of Windows servers including Active Directory

At [Company Name], we embrace diversity and inclusion. We are committed to building a team that reflects our diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that this diversity strengthens our company and helps us better serve our global community. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages. We also welcome veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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