Senior Computer Security Specialist

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We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Computer Security Specialist to join our cybersecurity team. As a Computer Security Specialist at [Company Name], you will be responsible for safeguarding our organization's information systems and data from potential cyber threats and attacks. Your expertise in cybersecurity best practices, risk assessment, and incident response will be crucial in maintaining a robust and secure computing environment. As a key member of our cybersecurity team, you will collaborate with IT administrators, developers, and other stakeholders to implement and enforce security measures that protect our company's sensitive information and ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.


  • Monitor and analyze network traffic and security logs to detect and respond to potential security incidents and breaches.
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments and penetration tests on information systems, identifying and addressing security weaknesses.
  • Implement and maintain cybersecurity controls, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and data encryption.
  • Evaluate and recommend security technologies and solutions to enhance our cybersecurity posture.
  • Develop and implement security policies, procedures, and guidelines to safeguard our information assets.
  • Investigate security incidents and breaches, providing timely and effective incident response and recovery.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure security best practices are integrated into the development and maintenance of information systems.

Preferred Skills:

  • Industry certifications such as CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
  • Experience with cloud security and security in virtualized environments.
  • Knowledge of security tools and practices specific to the organization's industry or sector.
  • Participating in sprint planning, daily stand-ups, and other Agile/Scrum ceremonies to coordinate work with the team.
  • Previous experience in leading or managing cybersecurity projects or teams.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, or a related field. A relevant Master's degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience as a Computer Security Specialist or in a similar role, with a minimum of [X] years of hands-on experience in cybersecurity.
  • In-depth knowledge of cybersecurity principles, practices, and industry standards (e.g., NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO 27001).
  • Familiarity with security tools and technologies, such as firewalls, IDS/IPS, SIEM, antivirus, and endpoint protection.
  • Solid understanding of networking concepts, protocols, and network security best practices.
  • Experience in conducting vulnerability assessments and penetration testing to identify and mitigate security risks.
  • Strong knowledge of data encryption methods and encryption technologies.
  • Familiarity with security compliance requirements and regulations (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA, PCI DSS).
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think critically and respond to security incidents effectively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.