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Are you an IT security professional looking for a direct hire position? Do you have at least two years of experience? Keep reading! Palmer Group has partnered with this Sioux City client to fill the IT Security Specialist role. If this opportunity interests you and you meet the qualifications listed below, apply now!


  • Define, introduce, implement, and further develop IT security requirements with a focus on global IT infrastructure and server operation
  • Identify, assess, and manage cyber risks and attacks including corresponding analyses
  • Define processes based on group and company specifications
  • Identify security vulnerabilities, areas of action, and recommendations
  • Ensure monitoring of IT security requirements
  • Transfer results from audits, workshops, and interviews into appropriate documentation
  • Perform Rapid7/KnowBe4 system administration and management
  • Advise departments regarding IT security
  • Foster further development of KPIs and SLAs to control and monitor IT security
  • Manage internal and external security PEN testing
  • Participate in budget planning regarding security needs
  • Engage actively with project work and project management related to security-related topics
  • Evaluate and categorize potential security incidents
  • Recommend appropriate improvements to improve information security performance
  • Test incident response plans regularly to ensure response times and procedures performed are acceptable
  • Conduct annual BCM testing for global regional IT departments and employees
  • Manage IT risks including the documentation and assessment of IT risks in collaboration with company-wide risk management and the specialist departments
  • Identify, initiate, coordinate and review comprehensive measures to minimize risks as well as proactive remediation of identified security gaps
  • Perform management and auditing of suppliers regarding IT security requirements
  • Oversee the development of concepts, guidelines, and standards for information security and participation in their implementation
  • Prepare and support information security checks, audits, and certification measures according to ISO 27001, ISO27019, and the IT security catalog
  • Participate in the creation of IT strategic specifications and guidelines
  • Establish and push further development of ‘state of the art’ information security management systems at organizational, process, and technology levels
  • Carry out IT security assessments or IT security checks
  • Produce forensic analysis of artifacts and malware and detect network anomalies
  • Participate in ongoing reporting (security situation)
  • Engage in global training on current IT security topics
  • Provide advice and support for internal projects on safety-related issues
  • Monitor IT service providers with regard to security aspects


  • Solid understanding of infrastructure technologies and administration (compute, storage, networking)
  • Prior experience with active directory, Windows security/administration, DNS management, network security, and SEIM tools
  • General knowledge of Microsoft operating systems (server & clients).
  • Understanding of Microsoft SCCM, Veeam Backup & Recovery, HP/Cisco networks, Palo Alto Firewalls
  • Developed familiarity with NIST 800-5x, ISO 9001 & 27000, COBIT, and PCI security frameworks
  • Working knowledge of Role Based Access Control (RBAC) methodology and IAM (Identity and Access Management) principals
  • Familiarity with critical business systems
  • 2+ years of direct IT security experience
  • Strong knowledge of current security threats, techniques, and landscape
  • Dedicated and self-driven desire to research and learn more about the information security landscape as it evolves
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate time management
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate as part of a team

Work Model:

  • Hybrid

Interested and qualified candidates can contact Erin Hogenson at (515) 225-7000, or email Erin at

Ref: JOB-44052

Erin (Hogenson) Anderson

IT Delivery Manager

(515) 225-7000

3737 Woodland Ave, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    • Job type: Direct Hire
    • Location: Sioux City, Iowa
    • Date posted:
    • Pay:
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