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Application Security Specialist

Location: UK - Hatfield | Job-ID: 36963 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: Others


Group Information Assurance – Application Security Specialist
About the Team 

Computacenter is building a new Security Operations Centre, SOC, to ensure a coordinated response to the increasing cyber threats to the business. The application security specialist will support the Security Operations Lead in delivering core cyber defence services to Computacenter.
Key to the role will be specialist security delivery expertise within the Cyber Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) that will provide cyber defence protection to Computacenter.
The SOC and CSIRT mission is to provide specialist cyber defence protection to Computacenter employees across the globe.


The Role
The SOC Application security specialist role will deliver core cyber security capability including benchmarking security standards, security information and event management, vulnerability analysis, security incident investigation and response to support Computacenter in increasing cyber resilience.
Your responsibilities will include:
•    Operate as Application Security Operations Lead for cyber security.
•    Deliver and manage Computacenter baseline security standards for all applications and databases.
•    Support the SOC team to optimise the use of cyber security tools to protect Computacenter applications from cyber-attacks and security incidents.
•    Lead on the introduction of new applications into Security monitoring and ensure the ongoing effectiveness of security monitoring related to applications used throughout the business.
•    Deliver specialist security support to core Computacenter functions including asset, configuration, patch and vulnerability management.
•    Support cyber exposure reduction in driving remediation of vulnerabilities within Computacenter business units
•    Deliver specialist investigation and analysis on cyber security incidents to support the Computacenter Cyber Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)
•    Support Computacenter Chief Technology Officer and Design Authority for application operational security
•    Deliver Computacenter application expertise into Security operations including SIEM, SOAR, EDR and other services
•    Deliver specialist security support into Computacenter ITIL processes.
Essential skills and experience 
•    Highly experienced (5 - 10 years+) in Information and Cyber Security;
•    Highly experienced in cyber security management systems to support the identification, prevention and protection of cyber risks;
•    Experienced in security of common database applications including Microsoft MSSQL, MySQL, Oracle, PosgreSQL, Mongo;
•    Experienced in security of enterprise applications including Microsoft Exchange, Mimecast, Broadcom email security and Cisco messaging application;
•    Experienced in operating specialist security technologies including CIS Benchmarks, Tenable, Qualys and Rapid 7;
•    Strong knowledge of network topologies and protocols;
•    Experienced in security risk management, incident response and crisis management;
•    Experienced in investigating security breaches and security incident management;
•    Experienced in SIEM tooling knowledge including technologies such as Sentinel and Splunk;
•    Experienced in end to end information security incident management, mitigating and addressing threat vectors including but not limited to SQL Injection, authentication, privilege access, logging, denial of service and security patching;
•    Experienced with common security enforcing functionality including Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Web Application Firewalls, Network and host-based Firewalls, Log analysis and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems;
•    Experience with threat-based frameworks such as MITRE ATT&CK;
•    Good understanding of information assurance standards and frameworks including ISO 27001, Cyber Essentials/Essentials Plus, GDPR;
•    Recognised information security and/or information technology industry certification (CISSP, CISA, CISM, GIAC or equivalent);
•    Strong stakeholder, relationship management and communication skills;
•    Working in a fast paced, shared services matrix environment;
•    Must have or be able to obtain UK security clearance.


Current information for our applicants

Business as usual? Not quite. Of course, the Corona crisis also presents us with major challenges.


However, we are broadly positioned across various industries, plan for the long term and have always been flexible in our approach to our customers, especially in times of crisis. Our core business is digitisation. We believe that this topic will continue to grow in importance for many companies in both public and private sectors.


That's why there are still areas of our business with clear hiring requirements – and we would like to bring talent like you on board! By the way, we have completely virtualised our application process and our recruiters remain available to you should you have any questions.


We are still looking forward to getting to know you!


About us

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, with about 16,000 employees worldwide and a global revenue of £5.05 billion (2019). We work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology and managing our customers’ infrastructures.


We offer a friendly, open working environment without too much fuss about hierarchy. We are looking for professionals with diverse competencies, personalities and strengths who want to live our shared value of teamwork and performance.


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