Cyber Security Specialist

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 by Affinity Executive Search

Schaumburg, IL 60159
Information Technology
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
POSITION OVERVIEW:Our client located in Schaumburg, IL is looking for a Cyber Security Specialist to take ownership of all technology related security issues within this non-profit organization. This person will take responsibility for a variety of security related areas including Web, Network, and Database security, however, the emphasis is on web security. The right candidate will monitor the environment for threats, enhancements, and compliance while resolving and remediating breaches and incidents. Our client offers a stable environment, excellent benefits, including significant retirement plan contributions (contributing whether you invest or not), and an emphasis on work/life balance. Opportunities like this are rare, so if you qualify, apply today!

THIS IS A DIRECT HIRE POSITION,NOT C2C,NOT CONTRACT, WITH NO VISA SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE OF ANY KIND, AND WE DO NOT WORK WITH ANY THIRD PARTY CONSULTING FIRMS. YOU MUST CURRENTLY LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A CONTRACT POSITION.

Local candidates are preferred for this role because this company does not offer a relocation package, nor do they reimburse for travel expenses to the interview. Please consider that before applying.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Proactively prevent SQL Injections to keep web data safe
* Coordinate penetration testing and quarterly PCI scans
* Defend the technology infrastructure against unauthorized access, modification, or destruction
* Lead network security audits, application security reviews, and vulnerability scans
* Address and remediate security threats, apply patches, and follow up with event analysis
* Utilize IT security methodologies to protect company assets from outside threats
* Monitor suspicious activity and track down the sources and mitigate the threats
* Analyze and understand the current environment and platforms to suggest enhancements and improvements
* Review security event reports on a daily basis and report to management
* Conduct security audits and scans
* Maintain and support the incident response manual and security policies
* Communicate and educate staff on security issues and new policies
* Manage relationships with essential security vendors
* Respond to occasional after hours security events

REQUIREMENTS:

* Bachelors degree is required
* Must have prior coding experience (to understand and prevent hacking)
* Experience preventing SQL Injections is required
* Web security experience, e-commerce experience
* Solid networking experience (TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS)
* CISSP certification or CompTIA Security certification, or desire to acquire them quickly after starting (paid for by the company)
* OWASP Top Ten knowledge
* Hacking and Social Engineering knowledge

This is a direct hire position with no visa sponsorships available, and we do not work with any-third party consulting firms.

Local candidates are preferred for this role because this company does not offer a relocation package, nor do they reimburse for travel expenses to the interview. Please consider that before applying.

Reference: 559198809

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