IT Security Specialist at Mr Price Group

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Are you our new IT Security Specialist?

We are looking to secure an analytical, team player 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.



Education & Certifications

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

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




  • 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.



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