Arifu – Information Security Specialist.

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Job Description:

Working closely across teams at Arifu, theISS will:

  • Draft security policies and guidelines: Work with CTO & COO to update relevant documentation related to GDPR, Data Access Policies and Information Security Policies.
  • Serve as a security expert and conduct training when needed.
  • Design and implement safety measures, early warning systems and data recovery plans.
  • Analyze IT specifications to assess security risks.
  • Analyze existing security systems and make recommendations for changes or improvements.
  • Communicate the system status and keep users informed of downtime or changes to the production system.
  • Secure networks through firewalls/VPNs, password protection and other systems, including inspect hardware for vulnerable points of access.
  • Install, configure and upgrade security software (e.g. antivirus programs) and remote asset management software.
  • Upgrade systems regularly to remain secure Arifu’s digital assets; provide system updates and write code fixes application level vulnerabilities using security libraries (e.g. Sqreen).
  • Monitor network activity to identify issues early, provide early warning of abnormalities or problems and escalate them to CTO.
  • Act on privacy breaches and malware threats, in the event that a security breach does occur, prepare reports and action plans to prevent future breaches.
  • Organize and conduct tests and “ethical hacks” of the existing security architecture,

Basic Qualifications:

The ISS should have the following:

  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field; professional certification (e.g. CompTIA Security+, CISSP, AWS CSS) is a plus.
  • Proven experience as a ICS Specialist (5+ years), knowledge of current security risks and protocols (deep working knowledge of AWS security tools).
  • Willingness to work through the problem (any time of the day) in the event of a security breach or other emergency, keeping the CTO informed and seeking decision/approvals.
  • Ability to work under supervision, as well as the ability to take independent initiative when needed during crisis situations.
  • Expertise in patch management, firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems (e.g.TippingPoint, AWS IDS/IPS).
  • Programming skills in 2 languages will be preferred (e.g. knowledge of Python or Java or C++languages).
  • Familiarity with security frameworks (e.g. NIST Cybersecurity framework), public key infrastructure (PKI) and cryptographic protocols (e.g. SSL / TLS).
  • An analytical mind with excellent problem-solving ability.
  • Outstanding communication, organization and decision-making skills.

How to Apply

Send your CV and cover letter (in Word format, “FirstName LastName – The Position”) to with the position in the subject. If we see a good fit, we’ll get back to you to set up the first conversation.




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