General IT and Telecoms Security

Information Security Specialist Careers at Swift Networks Nigeria

About this company
Swift Network is a telecommunications company based out of 5000 Whitestone Ln, Plano, Texas, United States.

Job Title: Information Security Specialist
Swift Networks – Nigeria

Job description
This position reports to the Head of Information Technology and has overall responsibility for ensuring that appropriate policies, standards, procedures, and compliance requirements of the organization is met. The Information Security Specialist will work with all departments to ensure system and network security, access control, physical security, and applicationdevelopment appropriately meetsindustry standards.


Develop security policies that incorporate the best industry practices and fulfill all requirements of the organization.
Identifying process risks and weaknesses in controls, and developing recommendations and plans to address threats.Coordinate planning activities related to responses to security events.
Implementing, configuring and documenting new security systems (Firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, security information and event management systems).
Configuring systems to remediate audit findings (Active Directory, Windows/Linux/UNIX networking equipment such as Cisco/Huawei/Juniper switches and routers).
Lead efforts to internally assess, evaluate, and make recommendations to management regarding the adequacy of the security controls for the organization’s information and technology systems. Work with Internal Audit and outside consultants as appropriate on required security assessments and audits.
Build and implement security and compliance goals, define security strategies, metrics, reporting mechanisms and program services; and create maturity models and a roadmap for continual program improvements.
Validate that activities and controls related to the prevention of security incidents are in place and being followed consistently.Coordinate and track all information technology and security related audits including scope of audits, members involved, and outcomes. Provide guidance, evaluation and advocacy on audit responses.
Create education and awareness programs and advise operating units at all levels on security issues, best practices, and vulnerabilities.
Examine the impact of new technologies on organization’s information security. Establish processes to review implementation of new technologies to ensure security compliance.


Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering with a minimum 2:1 grade.
A minimum 3 years (post NYSC) of relevant experience withindustry security certifications an advantage.
Experience in implementing and administering PC/server/network security, database security, application security, systems security administration and user access security administration
Experience performing vulnerability assessments, compliance audits, and penetration testing.
Candidates must be capable of reviewing and understanding industry standards and government regulations and must possess the ability to interpret and disseminate information to business leaders.
Excellent written and oral communications skills are essential.

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