Information Security SpecialistFocusing on operational securityand threat detection, the
Information Security Specialistwill have a strong demonstrated background in hands-on development and deployment ofnetworksecurity, monitoring, and visualizationsolutions. AppNexus is a web-scale organization, with physical data centers insixlocations.You will collaborate withthe Director of Cybersecurity and the Cybersecurity Architect establish and deliver on key strategies, programs, and technical solutions across the operational infrastructure within AppNexus, with a focus on networking infrastructure.You will drive implementation, deployment, adoption and refinement of technologies needed to support cyber security objectives includingconsolidated network monitoring, firewalls, Intrusions Detection Systems/Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), network access controls, and traffic analysis.
In this role, you will work closely with numerous organizations across the company at various levels including Network Engineering &Operations, System Operations,Engineering, and Legalas well as outside parties including service providers, consultants and auditors. This operations-focused role is integral to the ongoing security and continuity of the AppNexus infrastructure.About the team:The Technical Operations team is distributed across the globe and handles a wide variety of responsibilities, from providing tech support to architecting long-range build-out and day-to-day operations at our six global data centers. We have well over 7,000 servers, which process over a million of ad serving requests per second (billions per day) accounting for terabytes of daily traffic.
We are an all Linux shop (all production operations run on Linux), with mostly Mac laptops. Were in search of troubleshooters and those who love to tinker and innovate with technology.About the job:Generate detailed analytical threat reports
Assist in responses to internal audits, data collection, penetration tests, and vulnerability assessments.AssistProduction Operations incident response planning and security breach investigations
Manage the entire processofsecurity testing and auditing, includingselecting vendors, testing, analyzingresults and remediation planning
Identify risks and propose strategies to mitigate them before crisis develops
Consider and address regulatory compliance proactively and organically as part of workflows and processes
About your skills:BA/BS/MIS degree and2-5+ years of relevant IT experience (degree in Computer Science, Business, or related field preferred)2+ years of hands-on experience in Unix/Linux system administration
Knowledge of IDS/IPS and vulnerability management solutions
Well versed in networking protocols and analysis tools
Experience working with and developing network monitoring tools
Experience using log management tools from a networking perspective e.g. Splunk orSumoLogicExcellent troubleshooting skills
Strong commitment to deliver high quality service to both internal and external customers
Certification such asJNCIA, CCNA, Security+, CEH, or similar is a plus but not required
Hiring Manager:Josh RyderRecruiter:Ashley Babinecz & Ana Luiza Sani