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IT Specialist - Security Architect

Date: 07-Mar-2019

Location: KW

Company: Alghanim Industries


  • Implements tactical objectives towards strategic direction for information security initiatives, processes, and standards
  • Research, evaluate and drive next-generation security technologies and concepts to keep security ahead of the curve
  • Design, build and implement enterprise-class security systems for a production environment
  • Determines security requirements by evaluating business objectives and requirements; researching information security standards; conducting system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments; studying architecture/platform; identifying integration issues; preparing cost estimates.
  • Align standards, frameworks, and security with overall business and technology objectives
  • Ensuring all personnel have access to the IT system limited by need and role
  • Establishing disaster recovery procedures and conducting a breach of security drills
  • Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats  
  • Design security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge
  • Create solutions that balance business requirements with information and cyber security requirements
  • Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements
  • Reviewing current system security measures and recommending and implementing enhancements
  • Develop and maintain a security architecture and roadmap that enables the enterprise to develop and implement secure solutions that are aligned with business, technology, and threat drivers
  • Track development of threats to ensure they are adequately addressed in security architecture
  • Participate in data, application and infrastructure projects to provide security-planning advice
  • Promptly responding to all security incidents and providing thorough post-event analyses
  • Review security technologies, tools, and services, and make recommendations addressing security, financial and operational concerns
  • Upgrades security systems by monitoring security environment; identifying security gaps; evaluating and implementing enhancements.
  • Prepares system security reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.



  • Experience in security engineering, technology or an architect role within a complex business environment
  • 4-5 years experience in information security
  • Strong understanding of security tenets, such as encryption/key management, network design, access control, and incident containment
  • an understanding of security methodologies, best practice, and industry standards Experience in risk & regulatory frameworks and standards such as NIST 800, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to interact with team members at all levels within the Family of Companies, from the end user to senior leadership
  • Ability to think analytically and creatively
  • Ability to look at all situations objectively
  • Inherent need to challenge assumptions
  • Ability to work independently with the minimum direction in a fast-paced environment as well as collaborate effectively while maintaining an “options before obstacles” mindset

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