Pearson Security Operations Specialist in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Security Operations Specialist
At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.
The primary purpose of the Security Operations Specialist - Operator is to be responsible for implementing, monitoring and supporting security measures. You will have some knowledge of system and security tools, understand defensive security techniques (with the ability to think like an offensive cyber adversary), technologies and be sufficiently agile to cope with a forever changing digital threat landscape.
Main duties consist of
Operation and optimisation of security tooling/products, including anti-virus, encryption technologies, network security (IDS/IPS/Firewalls), logging and auditing, event and incident management, privileged access management.
Respond to Endpoint protection and malware detection tools alerts.
Makes suggestions on tuning IPS Platforms, Firewall Policies, and other security devices and be innovative on their use.
Making recommendations to improve operational effectiveness
Accountable for Security infrastructure change
Documentation creation and review
Defend systems against unauthorized access, modification and/or destruction
Identify abnormalities and report violations
Oversee and monitor routine security administration
Research and recommend security upgrades
Any other duties designated by the Manager or their authorised deputies.
Skills and Experience
Ability to work well in a Team
Methodical and disciplined work approach
Good analytical skills
Good interpersonal skills
Skills and competencies (one or more)
Fair knowledge and demonstrable experience of information security technologies and methods
Security event log collection and analysis
Experience in systems (Linux/Unix) and networking
Experience of vulnerability and threat assessment
Experience of Intrusion detection and prevention systems
Experience of Web-based application security
Ability to develop custom code (perl / shell scripting etc.)
Experience of Cloud systems and their Architecture (AWS, Azure, Google)
Experience of working in a 24/7 Security Operations Centre environment or similar
Experience of Incident Handling processes and procedures
3 years in technology, 1 years in security
Bachelor’s degree or appropriate combination of education and experience
One of or combination of: GCIA, GHIH, GCFA, CISSP, CEH, GERM, GREM, GCFE, OSCP OR
Other qualifications helpful such as CCNA, MCSE/ RHCE, AWS/Azure, CCSA, Splunk Certified Admin
ITIL V3 Foundations highly preferred.
Primary Location: LK-1-Colombo
Work Locations: LK-Colombo-Orion City Rigel Bldg Orion City Rigel Bldg No 752 Dr. Danister De Silva Mawatha Colombo 900
Organization: Technology & Operations
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Feb 6, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1718812