Security Administrator – Infrastructure
The role holder is responsible for effective administration and security of the existing IT infrastructure and systems including but not limited to network security, systems security, end point security. Additionally, the role will also be responsible to assist the Line Manager in the deployment of new IT security projects and solutions.
- Creating security policies and authorization roles and defending against unauthorized access, modifications, and destruction.
- Assists the line manager in scoping the new requirements related to the upkeep of existing systems by analyzing security requirements and recommending improvements.
- Monitor network traffic for suspicious behaviour and performance as well as identify threats and work to create steps to defend against them.
- Conduct regular in-house preventative security measures and activities, including but not limited to vulnerability scans and penetration test
- Installing, configuring, administering and updating software with the latest security patches and ensuring the proper defences are present for each network resource.
- Maintain relevant technical documentation, manuals and IT policies.
- Coordinates, diagnoses, troubleshoots and escalates relevant incoming support requests and resolves the same in order of priority, as and when required.
- Responding and managing security incidents in a timely fashion and closing them in a secure manner.
- Coordinate with relevant staff about the security best practices, provide technical advice as well as conduct training and awareness sessions as assigned.
- Defines performance goals at the start of the year in discussion with the reporting manager and ensures that the goals are monitored and achieved during the course of the year.
- Takes ownership of his/her own learning agenda by identifying development needs in consultation with the reporting manager and working towards bridging the gaps through various means which go beyond just training.
- Understands the competencies relevant to his/her role, and works towards displaying as well as developing these effectively.
- Keeps abreast of relevant professional/industry developments, new techniques and current issues through continued education and professional networks.
- BSc in Computer Science / Computer Engineering or equivalent
- Relevant certification in cyber security e.g. Certified Information Systems and Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH).
- A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience in a similar role preferably in an academic setting
- Knowledge of Security Assessment and testing tools.
- Knowledge of network firewalls, web application firewalls, Windows and Linux OS, Antivirus systems.
- Administration of Microsoft Office 365 Security & Compliance services.
- Basic knowledge of Network Infrastructure.
- Knowledge and understanding of Computers Programming, Hardware/Software, Network protocols, and security systems.