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IT Security Specialist

Equal Plus Consulting has been engaged to search for an IT Security Specialist to work for a client in Aartselaar, Belgium. 

Title: IT Security Specialist

Location: Aartselaar, Belgium - part time presence on site is required

Contract: December 2021 to May 2022


  • experience in IT security is a must
  • duration of the project: 6-9 months
  • part time presence on site is required
  • start date as soon as possible
  • Mission

    Your mission will be to ensure a high degree of security preparedness of our IT environment. The focus will be on prevention of security breaches, reaction to security breaches and identifying improvements.

    Job Description

    • Monitoring, assessing and analyzing Security Incidents and events reported in our monitoring tools, Firewalls, Antivirus systems and Proxy
    • Following the incident response procedure
    • Following predefined actions on high severity issues, including escalation to the business area Security Officers or Group Security officer.
    • Maintaining and report operational KPIs on a monthly basis.
    • troubleshoot and help to isolate IT security issues.
    • Analyzing firewall change requests and coordinating the approval with the Business Area Security officer
    • Advisor role for projects and peers
    • Assisting in the creation of incident response procedures
    • Ability to translate complex concepts into business language.
    • Ability to take on small projects related to security

    Experience Requirements

    The ideal candidate will have a blend of strong technical, communication, skills. Specific requirements for this position include:

    • 6+ years working in the security and operations fields
    • Excellent knowledge of Intrusion Detection (in-depth TCP/IP knowledge, and Cybersecurity), various operating systems (Windows/UNIX), and web technologies (focusing on Internet security)
    • Ability to read and understand packet-level data Intrusion detection and prevention and Network Security Products (IDS/IPS, firewalls, etc) Host Security Products (HIPS, AV, scanners, etc)
    • Knowledge of cutting edge threats and technologies affecting Web Application vulnerabilities and recent internet threats
    • Exposure on Vulnerability assessment as well as penetration testing, or forensic analysis fields are an advantage
    • Certifications from EC-Council, GIAC, (ISC)² are preferred [CISSP, C|EH, GCIA, CCNA]
    • Proven track record of cultural awareness while collaborating with your peers in the other regions.
    • Broad knowledge of the different technologies used within company and available in the industry to give an excellent overall understanding of IT.
    • Strong business acumen and internal knowledge of policies.
    • Working knowledge of value and use of Standard IT processes and methodologies (i.e., ITIL, PMI, and SDLC).
    • Comfortable with working in a matrix environment

    Educational Requirements

    • University degree or equivalent experience.
    • CISSP, ISSEP, CISA certification will be well regarded.
    • Fluency in English, spoken and written is a must; second language preferred

    Personality Requirements

    Competency is more than ever, a combination of knowledge, experience, and attitude. Key behaviors of our candidate are:
    • people management skills
    • A customer-centric individual who understands customers’ needs and seeks to fulfil or exceed expectations
    • A team player and natural diplomate who interacts and unites team members, customers, all stakeholders
    • A person that comes with solutions to make things happen and who can transform his mission into strategy, turn the strategy into action
    • A methodical and structured achiever who can plan, organize, prioritize, assess, adapt and deliver the promise
    • A resilient person who can cope with change in an ever faster moving digital landscape and who can spread this attitude of self-sufficiency
    • An innovative “there is always a better way" person with a positive, flexible and responsive mindset who embraces and promotes the digital transformation (regardless of age)
    • Open-minded with a global mindset, curious to understand and learn new perspectives
    • A person who complies with our DNA => Commitment – Interaction - Innovation

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