Information Security Specialist

We are looking for a Information Security Specialist to work in the San Diego area. A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field. Current Certifications are a plus.  Experience understanding and taking steps to mitigate the risks associated with collecting, storing and transmitting data in a business setting. You will be expected to set up security measures that help prevent security breaches, as well as analyzing any breeches that do occur.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Analyze existing security systems and make recommendations for changes or improvements
  • Prepare reports and action plans in the event that a security breech does occur
  • Organize and conduct tests and “ethical hacks” of the existing security architecture
  • Monitor the network and provide early warning of abnormalities or problems
  • Upgrade systems regularly to remain competitive in the field of security
  • Communicate the system status and keep users informed of downtime or changes to the system
  • Keep technical knowledge current through continuing education
  • Provide system updates and write code fixes

Skills may include but not limited to:

  • Post-secondary degree in system administration, network security, network administration or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in system support
  • Knowledge of current security risks and protocols
  • Willingness to work on-call in the event of a security breech or other emergency
  • Good analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under close supervision, as well as the ability to take independent initiative when applicable
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