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Senior Security Specialist

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Perth CBD, Western Australia
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 31/08/2018
  • Duration: 24 months
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The Role:

We are looking for a Senior Security Specialist to join out Operational Technology team comprised of a mix of Controls Systems Engineers and IT professionals.

This role has 3 accountabilities, working as a cyber security technical integrity custodian for both IT and Operational systems, a subject matter expert for OT concepts and project engineering delivering the cyber security program for OT.

Duties and Responsibilities:

As the cyber Security you will ensure security architectural principles are incorporated into engineering changes being managed by production support teams and brownfield/greenfield project teams, through consistent application of company/industry standards and good engineering practices. You will also provide advice and guidance on security strategies to manage the identified cyber risks in IT.

As the OT SME, you will obtain a deep knowledge of the Process Control Access Domain and Programmable Systems Management systems, manage and approved changes within these environments, with the goal of becoming the future functional custodian. You will also assess compliance against platform hardening guides, drive the vulnerability management process for OT systems, investigate security events from the OT security Operations Centre and perform threat hunting within the OT environment.

As the OT Project Engineer you will manage contractors designing and implementing the OT cyber resilience program, both reviewing and technical design/implementation details and managing deliverables, performance and progress to plan.

Skills and Experience:

  • Either an IT QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL (Bachelor of Computer Science preferred) with 7+ years of experience in networking, system administration or security (both in support roles and design/delivery of new systems) with recent experience/knowledge of OT systems (Control systems, SCADA); OR
  • Hold a Bachelor or Engineering with 5+ years' experience working as a Control Systems Engineer (both in production support and project delivery roles) with recent experience/knowledge of an IT discipline (networking, Wintel, virtualisation or cyber security)
  • Experienced in influencing change, have good communication and inter-personal skills, ability to work across multi- disciplinary teams, build and maintain strong working relationships, can interpret cyber security and control system topis to a non-technical audience.
  • Must be familiar with IEC 62443 and the NIST cyber security framework
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of cyber security and risk management in an oil and gas context desirable.
  • Ideally holds certification in cyber security e.g. GIAC, GICSP, (ISC) CISSP, Cisco, CCNA, CompTIA Security+, IACRB, ISACA,CISM or equivalent.

The Company:
Our Client is an independent Australian oil and gas company with a global presence playing a key role in supplying energy to our region.They are one of the worlds leading producers of liquefied natural gas, helping meet the demands for cleaner energy from Japan, China, Korea and other countries in the Asia Pacific region.

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