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Job Description

The Information Security Specialist will monitor KAPSARC’s computer networks for security issues, install security software, and document any security issues or breaches, if any. He/she will respond to queries regarding security events/incidents. The Information Security Specialist is also responsible for testing the KAPSARC networks and systems to identify areas that need improved security measures. In addition, he/she shall assist with the verification of compliance against local and external standards.

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Working experience in network security.
  • Working experience in an IT/Cybersecurity department.
  • Holds at least one professional certification in the cybersecurity field.
  • Excellent command of the Arabic language (spoken/written).
  • Excellent command of the English language (spoken/written).

Experience

  • Expert knowledge of information security and associated tools and trends.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, self-motivated and a self-starter, maintain a curiosity and desire to learn, and be able to work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage many open cases at one time.
  • Experience in reporting and emergency response planning.
  • Ability to quickly learn new tools.
  • Ability to self-direct and work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Experience in reporting and emergency response planning.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with related stakeholders.
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage in a high demand/volume work environment with changing priorities.
  • Ensure that all security monitoring tickets are handled and resolved within SLAs (Service Level Agreements).
  • Define information security policy and translate into procedures.
  • Define reporting and monitoring methods, including information security audit procedures
  • Carry out technical vulnerability assessments (VA) of IT systems and processes, identifying potential vulnerabilities, to make recommendations to control any risks identified and to ensure they are implemented.
  • Identify and advise improvements to KASPARC information security, including defining new/different ways of working, policies and procedures.
  • Conduct a compliance audit against ECC and other regulations periodically, ensuring proper controls are in place in order to meet the compliance requirements.
  • Perform real-time status monitoring of security equipment (IDS, IPS, Firewalls, EDRs, etc.) and systems (servers, application, etc.) using various tools (e.g., SIEM) to identify potential security incidents, threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Respond to security events, investigate security breaches, determine root cause, and implement mitigation solutions.
  • Develop information security operations metrics and reports.
  • Deploy and maintain endpoint security software for servers and endpoints.
  • Prepare awareness material on information security threats and other subjects and deliver training sessions to employees.

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