Monday, March 12, 2018

Security Consultant

Job Title: Cyber Security Consultant
Location: : Monday – Thursday  (Onsite - Pineville, LA  ) and Friday work remotely
Duration: 12 Month with Possible Extension

Travel and Lodging are Paid


·         Any certification is required (GSEC OR GCIH OR GCIA OR GIAC OR GMON OR GIAC )
·         Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) accreditation is desirable.

Key responsibilities
·         Identify weaknesses and potential threats to existing information security toolsets.
·         Perform continual testing on current systems to determine potential problems or security threats.
·         Prepare reports for internal and external clients detailing the security issues, making recommendations and identifying solutions.
·         Conduct cloud security reviews and network security assessments.
·         Provide advice on hacking tools and techniques including advanced malware detection.
·         Formulate an IT security incident response strategy and implement a method of notifying parties.
·         Keep up to date with the latest thinking on secure coding and cyber-security issues.
·         Support the business with a range of compliance requirements.

Key skills
·         There are a range of hard skills that employers are looking for in their security consultants. These include but are not limited to:
·         Network administration skills to test internal systems such as firewalls and IPS/IDS devices to ensure networks are safe.
·         Standards related to implementing a risk management framework including COBIT, ITIL, ISO 27001/2 and NIST.
·         Windows, UNIX and Linux operating systems.
·         Encryption technologies, ethical hacking and penetration testing.
·         Compliance skills in relation to key legislations such as the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), The Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act of 2002, Payment Card Industry (PCI), The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and The Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) and compliance assessments.
·         Ability to manage the Internet protocol suite which is the computer networking model and set of communications protocols used on the Internet including TCP and IP.

Softer skills include:
·         Ability to work as part of a team but also independently and on own initiative.
·         Flexible approach to tasks that may change daily.
·         Analytical ability to break down problems into constituent parts.
·         Solid communication skills and expertise to translate technical jargon into business familiar language.
·         Proven ability to audit an IT environment and provide security and process recommendations.

·         Three to five years' experience of working on security projects for major organizations is desirable.
·         Solid understanding of security assessment and management is required.
·         Security design, architecture and implementation is necessary.
·         Compliance management is essential.
·         Great project management and communication skills is a requirement.
·         In-depth knowledge of data protection regulations and technology supporting fraud detection.
·         Regular risk auditing and monitoring of systems.
·         Compliance implementation, testing and reporting.
·         Designing and testing of new IT solutions.
·         Provision of business support at a high level and to a range of key stakeholders in relation to ongoing security improvements.
·         Crisis management where required.
·         Project management and project architecture.
·         Review and analysis of delivered projects.

Nimesh Singh Rathore
Technical  Recruiter