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  • Posted: Nov 12, 2020
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    The Mr Price Group (MRPG) is a fashion value retailer, selling predominantly for cash. The Group retails Apparel, Homeware and Sportsware and is one of the fastest growing retailers in South Africa. Our History: 1885 - The first John Orrs store opens 1934 - The first Hub store opens 1952 - John Orrs is listed on the JSE 1967 - Acquisition of two Miladys s...
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    Information Technology Security Specialist

    Information Technology Security Specialist

    • We are looking to secure an analytical, networking genius to join our Mr Price technology security team!

    A day in your life?

    • Work with architects, system engineers and other IT support teams to define, guide, advise on security standards across the IT landscape, monitoring network activity to identify vulnerable points
    • Design and configure security hardware and software
    • Use the toolsets available to identify and detect intrusions on corporate network and endpoints; detect any unauthorized attempts to access the systems
    • Solutionise by providing options for the IT network for enhancement to the security roadmap
    • Train other employees on security best practices, mentoring to junior team members
    • Monitor software and hardware for any possible cyber attacks
    • Perform security assessments and conduct internal scanning on the network
    • Analyze existing systems and make recommendations for changes or improvements
    • Prepare reports, action plans and updating of the risk register
    • Organize and conduct tests and “ethical hacks” of the existing company IT architecture
    • Keep technical knowledge current through continuation of education
    • Provide automation solutions as far as possible
    • Serve as a security specialist and conduct training when required
    • Draft policies, standard operating procedures and guidelines
    • Be an active change advisory member by reviewing production changes
    • Research and Design, benchmark, baseline exercises, trend analysis
    • Align with enterprise’s security goals as established by its stated policies, procedures, and guidelines, and to actively work towards upholding those goals.

    What we’re looking for in our new specialist?

    Education & Certifications

    Relevant IT degree and certifications in 1 or more of the following:

    • CompTIA Security+ CISSP
    • GIAC
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
    • Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator,
    • Associate of ISC
    • Certified Cisco Administrator/Engineer
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate – Security


    • 3 years’ experience in a Security role
    • 6+ years in an Infrastructure Back-end support environment
    • Management of a Security information and event management environment
    • Governance (POPI/Data Protection/PCI/Policy and Procedure)
    • Design, test, implementation and support of vulnerability management solutions, authentication methods, Windows, Apple & Linux operating systems, protocols, Mobile device management, Intrusion Detection and Prevention software, network, perimeter, endpoint, application, cloud solutions, identity and access management, penetration testing
    • Scripting and knowledge of the NIST and SANS framework would be a great advantage
    • Knowledge of current security risks and protocols, creation of policy, procedure and standards documentation.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Mr Price Group on to apply

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