Cyber Security Specialist

Organization
Vera Solutions
Location
Cape Town, London, Mumbai, São Paulo, Washington DC, or Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
05/28/2021
How to Apply
Complete the online application form
Where to Apply
https://verasolutions.formstack.com/forms/2021_cyber_security_associate
Tags
Full-time

Join Vera Solutions innovative, global team using technology to transform the way the social sector engages with data. Vera Solutions runs on passion, blending diverse skill sets and experiences with a collective mission to help organizations tackle challenges and achieve greater impact. They encourage all staff to push their own boundaries and drive the company in exciting new directions. As a social enterprise, they reinvest a majority of their profits in their growth and continued pursuit of their mission and vision.

Position Overview
As a Cyber Security Specialist, you’ll ensure that Vera’s internal systems are protected and safeguarded by defining access privileges, control structures, and resources. You will develop and enhance information security policies and procedures, implement protections within their CRM system (Salesforce.com), and identify and solve potential and actual IT-related security problems. You’ll work closely with their COO, System Admin, and operations team to improve Vera’s overall security. Where necessary, you’ll liaise with external support resources.

The Cyber Security Specialist will monitor for security breaches and threats, investigate breaches and security alerts, and give advice and guidance to colleagues on issues such as spam and unwanted or malicious emails.

Primary Responsibilities:
Safeguards internal and client information by identifying and solving potential and actual IT-related security problems
Protect internal and client systems by defining access privileges, control structures, and resources
Develop and enhance information security policies and procedures
Implement protections within their CRM system (Salesforce.com)
Maintain and review security configuration of their platform and SaaS software
Determines security violations and inefficiencies by conducting periodic audits
Research/evaluate emerging cyber security threats and ways to manage them
Monitor for security breaches and threats
Investigate breaches and security alerts
Ensure proper recording of all required information in the CRM system (Salesforce.com)
Give advice and guidance to colleagues on issues such as spam and unwanted or malicious emails

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or similar
6+ years of prior relevant experience
Excellent IT skills, including knowledge of computer networks, operating systems, software, hardware and security
An understanding of the cyber security risks associated with various technologies (Salesforce, Jira, Gmail, etc.) and ways to manage them
Direct experience with anti-virus software, intrusion detection, firewalls and content filtering
Knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies and methods
Professional experience in a system administration role supporting multiple platforms and applications
Ability to communicate network security issues to colleagues and management
Written communication skills; ability to write technical reports and IT security policy documents
Ability to read and use the results of malicious code and anti-virus software

Desirable:
Experience with the Salesforce platform
Experience planning, researching and developing security policies, standards and procedures

Additional Information

Please complete the online application form: https://verasolutions.formstack.com/forms/2021_cyber_security_associate