Infrastructure Security Specialist (DBN) (HLR6282)

Location: Durban

Remuneration: Market related

Work Type: Permanent

HLR Reference #: HLR6282


If you think like a hacker and anticipate all the moves and tactics that hackers will use to try and gain unauthorized access to IT systems, then this is the role for you.

We are looking for a capable system security specialist, who enjoys security work and possesses both deep and wide expertise in the security space.


Purpose of the role:

  • Prepare and document security standards, policies, and procedures
  • Identify and define system security requirements
  • Design computer security architecture and develop detailed cyber security designs
  • Engineer, implement and monitor security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks and information
  • Defend systems against unauthorized access, modification, destruction or disclosure
  • Encrypt data transmissions to conceal confidential information during transmit
  • Configure and troubleshoot security infrastructure devices
  • Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks
  • Ensure that the company knows as much as possible, as quickly as possible about security incidents
  • Present assessment-based findings, outcomes and propositions for further system security enhancement
  • Mentor team members
  • Educate employees about computer security and promote security awareness and security protocols


Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years within a Security role
  • ISO 27001/27002, ITIL and COBIT frameworks
  • Windows, UNIX and Linux operating systems
  • Perimeter security controls – firewall, IDS/IPS, network access control and network segmentation
  • Router, switch and VLAN security; wireless security
  • Security concepts related to DNS, routing, authentication, VPN, proxy services and DDOS mitigation technologies
  • Practices and methods of IT strategy, enterprise architecture and security architecture
  • Network security architecture development and definition Knowledge of third party auditing and cloud risk assessment methodologies

One or more of the following:

  • CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CISSP-ISSAP: Information Systems Security Architecture Professional
  • CISM: Certified Information Security Manager
  • CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker
  • CSSA: Certified SCADA Security Architect
  • GSEC / GCIH / GCIA: GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) Security Certifications


Skills Required:

  • Passionate about security
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Mentorship and guidance to company
  • License and car

Our Client is an employment equity employer; therefore preference for this position will be given to candidates whose appointment will enhance representivity.  If you do not hear from us within 1 month of the closing date, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful. All qualifications and certificates will be verified. Our Client reserves the right not to fill the position. Candidates may be expected to undergo psychometric testing. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and to provide the evaluation results.


Consultant: Debbie Wilke


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