IT Security Specialist (Network) - Mr Price Group

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IT Security Specialist (Network) - Mr Price Group

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Your expertise will be crucial in maintaining the day-to-day operations of our security solutions and swiftly identifying, investigating, and resolving security breaches. Share your knowledge in shaping policies, standards, baselines, guidelines, and procedures, ensuring compliance with cloud service providers. Become an integral part of our team, actively upholding the company's security goals and safeguarding our future.


  • 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 networks 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, and action plans and update the risk register 



  • Organize and conduct tests and “ethical hacks” of the existing company IT architecture
  • Keep technical knowledge current through the 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
  • Prepare reports, and action plans and update the risk register 
  • 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.



  • 3 years’ experience in a Security role 
  • 5+ years in an Infrastructure Back-end support environment and Implementation and deployment of enterprise solutions
  • Solid technical experience in Networking (LAN and WAN management, FW/Routers/Switches/Wifi/DHCP/DNS/DMZ/Edge/Segmentation etc). 
  • Essential understanding of the response required in a Security Operations Centre. 
  • Strong knowledge of design, test solutions, authentication methods, Windows, Apple & Linux operating systems, protocols, Data leakage, Mobile device management, endpoint, application, cloud solutions, identity and access management, penetration testing, web security, strong networking or Microsoft back-end experience. 
  • Scripting and knowledge of the NIST and SANS framework would be advantageous. 
  • Experience in Governance (POPI/Data Protection/PCI/Policy and Procedure) is required. Knowledge of current security risks and protocols, creation of policy, procedure and standards documentation.
  • Management of a Security information and event management environment 
  • Design, test, implementation and support of vulnerability management solutions, authentication methods, email and collaboration tools
  • 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.
  • Cloud security and controls



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
  • AWS Engineer
  • GSuite Engineer
  • Associate of ISC
  • Certified Cisco or Meraki Engineer 
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