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Cyber Security Specialist - Network Security
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Recruiter: QinetiQ
Listed on: 28th June
Location: Malvern
Salary/Rate: Excellent
Salary Notes: Excellent
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 9992_expired
Contact Name: QinetiQ

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QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world's most challenging problems.  Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving.  Why don't you join some of the world's finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

Job description/Person specification
We have an exciting opportunity for a Cyber Security Specialist to join the Cyber and Data Infrastructure Engineering team that are responsible for the deployment, configuration and maintenance of cyber security technologies and analytical data platforms. Working alongside a diverse and experienced team, you will be responsible for providing technical support to industry leading Network and Host IDS / IPS platforms and Vulnerability Assessment technologies within a 24x7x365 Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) environment.  You will be the focal point of IDS / IPS support for the CSOC and will plan, co-ordinate and implement third party software updates and IDS / IPS policy tuning through a mature validation process. 

Additional responsibilities will include:

Providing technical escalation support to the SOC on any escalated IDS / IPS issue or IDS / IPS event, providing appropriate levels of coaching and guidance
Assesses security infrastructure, network and systems design to evaluate and ensure system / network security
Identifies security risks, threats and vulnerabilities of networks, systems, applications and new technology initiatives
Developing knowledge of attack types and fine tuning detective capabilities such as writing IDS / IPS signatures
Performs and evaluates vulnerability scans within a multi-platform, large enterprise environment, initiating corrective action to security violations that may affect the network or other event affecting security

The fit:

The successful applicant will have previous technical experience relating to Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), able to demonstrate a good knowledge of network security components and internet principals. You will be looking to establish a career within an industry leading Cyber Centre, able to keep pace in a dynamic team that works with emerging technologies and changing working practices on a regular basis.

You will have a passion for Cyber Security, ideally having gained relevant qualifications including CREST, Sans or equivalent.  If you have not worked directly within Cyber Security but have a good understanding of the core concepts, we are also happy to meet candidates with translatable skills i.e networking, system administration, coding, technical analysis