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IT Security Specialist Position in Boston, MA

Boston, MA

Posted 7 days ago

Job Snapshot

Experience - 10 to greater than 15 years
Degree - Graduate Degree
Information Technology


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Job Description

Title:                     IT Security Specialist

Location:             Boston, MA

Duration:            12 Months+

Job Duties:-

  • Follow industry best practices and methodologies, including the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Testing Guide, to perform penetration testing services to uncover vulnerabilities across various web applications
  • Identify loopholes with web services using automated web application scanning methodologies and tools (e.g. HP WebInspect, etc...)
  • Identify exploits with web services using a manual in-depth testing methodologies and tools such as WTD, and CDN logs
  • Summarize and document results of testing for management reporting including proper disposition of test exceptions.
  • Research new threats, attack vectors, risks and propose hardening solutions.
  • Report on security vulnerabilities via formal reports and weekly status updates.
  • Verify the security findings from other members of the penetration testing team. 

Job Requirements

Job Qualifications:-

  • Bachelor's (or higher), in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering or other related analytical, scientific, or technical disciplines (or SANS/Sec Cert).
  • Industry certifications relating to IT security and program management preferred (GIAC, GPEN, OSCP, CEH)
  • Experience with web application penetration tools preferred, such as HP WebInspect, etc...
  • Ability to work independently and also collaborating closely with application developers, engineers and others.
  • Effective written, oral communication skills, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong communications skills to be able to interact with technical and non-technical colleagues.
  • Knowledge of the latest security threats, techniques and exploits targeting vulnerabilities
  • Network and web application penetration testing
  • Vulnerability assessments followed by providing best security practice recommendations and countermeasures
  • Strong familiarity with multiple operating systems, databases, applications and platforms and exploit development loopholes.
  • Understanding of SQL, XSS, CSRF, XXE, and other trends in web exploitation
  • Working understanding of HTML and common web applications
  • Thorough understanding of computer networking and the OSI model
  • Cyber-threat research, reporting and development/implementation of vulnerability mitigation strategies
  • Programming experience is a plus!
  • Familiarity in one or more of the following areas: application security, Linux/Windows system security, mobile device security, cloud technologies (IaaS


Karthik (KP)

Resource Development Manager

800 E. Campbell Rd, Suite 388

Richardson, TX 75081

Phone: 972-290-1181

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