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Computer Security Specialist

Computer Security Specialist Job Overview

Ensure that technology systems are are secure by maintaining security measures, preventing malicious access and responding to privacy breaches.


  • Assess technological risks
  • Design and implement safety procedures & data recovery plans
  • Keep security software current
  • Keep networks secure through firewalls, etc
  • Identify & eliminate vulnerabilities
  • Monitor network activity to identify issues early and communicate them to IT teams
  • Act on privacy breaches and malware threats
  • Serve as a security expert and conduct trainings when needed
  • Draft policies and guidelines


  • Past Experience as a Computer Security Specialist
  • Past Experience with security frameworks and risk management processes
  • Familiarity with patch management, firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems
  • Familiarity with public key infrastructure (PKI) and cryptographic protocols (e.g. SSL/ TLS)
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field;

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