• Auto req ID 302BR

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).


  • 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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