Security Consultant

Job Title: Security Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Auckland - Inner
REF: AK49792
Contact Details: Anita Vorster
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 4 years ago
- Information Security Consltant / Infosec / IT Security
- Leading International Consultancy
- Auckland CBD
- $150K to $180K Negotiable

The Short Version

- A Security Consultant is the IT equivalent of Obi-Wan advisor, guide and all-round security guru.
- In your role as an expert consultant, you will design and implement the best security solutions for an organisation's needs.


- Determine the most effective way to protect computers, networks, software, data and information systems against any possible attacks
- Interview staff and heads of departments to determine specific security issues
- Perform vulnerability testing, risk analyses and security assessments
- Research security standards, security systems and authentication protocols
- Prepare cost estimates and identify integration issues for IT project managers
- Plan, research and design robust security architectures for any IT project
- Test security solutions using industry standard analysis criteria
- Deliver technical reports and formal papers on test findings
- Provide technical supervision for (and guidance to) security team
- Define, implement and maintain corporate security policies
- Respond immediately to security-related incidents and provide a thorough post-event analysis
- Update and upgrade security systems as needed


- As the Security Consultants you must understand IT security from the ground-up
- Relevant Qualification or significant work experience, training and certifications

Work Experience

- At least 3-5 years managerial level experience with a minimum of 10 years in Infosec
- Broad and in depth echnical knowledge is paramount
- IDS/IPS, penetration and vulnerability testing
- Firewall and intrusion detection/prevention protocols
- Secure coding practices, ethical hacking and threat modeling
- ISO 27001/27002, ITIL and COBIT frameworks
- PCI, HIPAA, NIST, GLBA and SOX compliance assessments
- Windows, UNIX and Linux operating systems
- Performance tuning views, indexes, SQL and PLSQL
- Application security and encryption technologies
- Subnetting, DNS, encryption technologies and standards, VPNs, VLANs, VoIP and other network routing methods
- Network and web related protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols, etc.)
- Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), phishing and social engineering, network access controllers (NAC), gateway anti-malware and enhanced authentication

Soft Skills

- It goes without saying that great leadership and negotiation skills are going to be helpful in this job
- Also looking for excellent oral and written communication abilities
- Talking to clients and working with diverse IT teams requires patience and tact
- Consulting experience
- Leadership skills (leading teams upward of 8 people)
- Business Development skills
- Creative builders, complex problem-solvers and savvy analysts
- You'll be dealing with a huge range of variables when you design and assess security systems

If this sounds like you, apply now by sending your CV, passport / visa, salary requirements and notice period to