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IT Security Specialist

Reference: 21460


Belfast, County Antrim



Job Type


Date Posted

05 October, 2023

IT Security Specialist needed to join a leading utilities company as they continue on their IT roadmap journey, providing award winning customer care to over a million people. The Security Specialist will be responsible for supporting and contributing to the evolution of IT Security within the organisation. Possessing a strong background in IT Security Operations which will complement the existing IT Security team.

The successful candidate will provide a combination of technical depth with outstanding interpersonal skills and be highly confident in engaging and influencing at all levels whilst driving for results.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Participating in the development of future security technology.
  • Contributing to the development of IT Security operational process innovation.
  • Coordinating penetration and remediation programme via 3rd party security consultants
  • Overseeing vulnerability patch management activities
  • Supporting in regular IT Security risk assessments and audits


Essential Criteria: 

  • Security Operations experience in at least four of the following e.g.

–          Vulnerability Assessment

–          Patch Management,

–          Firewalls,

–          Web/Email Filtering,

–          VPN’s,

–          Encryption,

–          Anti-Virus,

–          Mobile Device Management,

–          Multi-Factor Authentication,

–          SIEM,

–          Active Directory/Group Policy

  • Solid technical understanding of Secure Web App principles e.g., OWASP Top 10 or SANs 25.
  • Solid technical understanding of Network infrastructure and protocols e.g., DMZ, Cloud, TCP / IP etc.
  • Solid technical understanding of Microsoft Office 365 / Azure Security Centre
  • Solid technical understanding of IT Security threats, trends and how they can be mitigated by technical security controls or processes. 


Please apply now if you have the skills and experience that match the above criteria.

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
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