The primary purpose of the Security Operations Specialist is to be responsible for designing, testing, implementing, monitoring and supporting security measures.
You will be a security tools and systems expert, understand defensive security techniques (with the ability to think like an offensive cyber adversary), strategy, technologies and be sufficiently agile to cope with a forever changing digital threat landscape.
? Lead and deliver activities within the continuous programme of cyber security improvement relating to cyber security monitoring and incident response for systems and infrastructure
? Operation and optimisation of security tooling/products, including anti-virus, encryption technologies, network security (IDS/IPS/Firewalls), logging and auditing, event and incident management, privileged access management.
? Respond to Endpoint protection and malware detection tools alerts.
? Makes suggestions on tuning IPS Platforms, Firewall Policies, and other security devices and be innovative on their use.
? Assess and understand Pearson’s current security posture and future architecture, providing recommendations for Cyber Security improvement and risk reduction
? Making recommendations to improve operational effectiveness
? Accountable for Security infrastructure change
? Documentation creation and review
? Defend systems against unauthorized access, modification and/or destruction
? Identify abnormalities and report violations
? Oversee and monitor routine security administration
? Design and conduct security audits to ensure operational security
? Research and recommend security upgrades
Skills and Experience
? Ability to work well in a Team
? Methodical and disciplined work approach
? Good analytical skills
? Good interpersonal skills
? Skills and competencies (one or more)
? Strong knowledge and demonstrable experience of information security technologies and methods
? Security event log collection and analysis
? Experience in systems (Linux/Unix) and networking
? Experience of vulnerability and threat assessment
? Experience of Intrusion detection and prevention systems
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