Robert Half Technology Security Network Engineer in The Woodlands, Texas
Develop, implement, maintain, and oversee enforcement of policies, procedures and associated plans based on industry-standard best practices.
Design and implement security rollout plans for current and future security tools. This includes any maintenance and patching needed.
Assess need for any security reconfigurations (minor or significant) and execute them if required.
Keep current with emerging security alerts and issues.
Conduct research on emerging products, services, protocols, and standards in support of security enhancement and development efforts.
Recommend, schedule, and perform security improvements, upgrades, and/or purchases.
Develop and assist with implementation of cyber tabletop events.
Deploy, manage and maintain all security systems and their corresponding or associated software, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, cryptography systems, and anti-virus/malware software.
Deploy and maintain security monitoring and reporting for industrial control systems (ICS).
Administer and maintain end user accounts, permissions, and access rights.
Manage connection security for local area networks, the company Web site, the company intranet, and e-mail communications.
Manage and ensure the security of databases and data transferred both internally and externally.
Design, perform, and/or oversee penetration testing of all systems in order to identify system vulnerabilities.
Design, implement, and report on security tools.
Monitor server logs, firewall logs, intrusion detection logs, and network traffic for unusual or suspicious activity. Interpret activity and make recommendations for resolution.
Recommend, schedule (where appropriate), and apply fixes, security patches, disaster recovery procedures, and any other measures required in the event of a security breach.
Provide forensic research as requested.
Download and test new security software and/or technologies.
Provide guidance to junior members of the team.
Conduct low to mid-level forensics as needed on investigations/incident research.
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Req ID: 04340-0010399714
Functional Role: Network Engineer
City: The Woodlands
Postal Code: 77381
Requirements: Skills, Knowledge and Experience
Security Experience 3-5 years.
Broad hands-on knowledge of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, data encryption, and other industry-standard security techniques and practices.
In-depth technical knowledge of operating systems, including Windows and Linux.
Working technical knowledge of IT security systems software, protocols, and standards.
Strong knowledge of TCP/IP and network administration protocols.
Hands-on experience with devices such as hubs, switches, and routers.
Knowledge of applicable practices and laws relating to data privacy and protection.
Knowledge/experience with Vulnerability Management programs including application security.
Knowledge/experience with SD WAN and Cloud Security preferred
Knowledge/experience performing security functions in an ICS network preferred.
Preference given for experience with the following products: Splunk, Tenable, Rapid 7, CyberArk, Palo Alto, Extreme Networks, Cisco, CrowdStrike, Varonis, and StealthBITS Technologies.
Ability to analyze Wireshark captures.
Knowledge and experience in performing forensics tasks preferred.
Intuition and keen instincts enabling pre-emption of attacks.
High level of analytical and problem-solving abilities; highly attentive to detail.
Ability to conduct research into security issues and products as required.
Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.
Highly self-motivated and directed.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to think creatively while effectively prioritizing and executing tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Able to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in the field of computer science or cybersecurity.
Certifications in the following are preferred: CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Cisco CCNA Security, CEH, and/or CASP.