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Information Security Freelancer or Full Time Writer

Vantive Media is looking for an information security expert to author articles, editorials, commentary, white papers, reviews, special interest stories and similar media content about information security strategies, practices and products. This role will provide expert advice and guidance to business and IT executives seeking to better understand, procure and apply information security solutions in their corporate and government environments.

This freelance or full time position can be ideal for a senior IT practitioner such as a CIO, CISA, InfoSec Director, IT manager or Network Administrator who has been responsible for selecting, implementing and managing information security solutions in a corporate environment.

The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:

  • CISSP preferred; and
  • 10+ years of experience in evaluating, implementing and managing networks, systems, and applications; and
  • Defense in depth principles and technology including access/control, authorization, identification and authentication, public key infrastructure and enterprise security architecture; and
  • Strong networking experience with TCP/IP emphasis, network security, VPN, and firewalls with practitioner knowledge of platforms such as Windows and Linux/Unix operating systems; and
  • Demonstrated experience applying security risk assessment methodology to system development, including threat model development, vulnerability assessments, and resulting security risk analysis; and
  • Current knowledge of malware, antivirus, bots, disruption of service (DDOS) and similar threats and counter-measures; and
  • Parameter defenses including authentication, encryption, DPI firewalls, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention and honeypots; and
  • Response plans and systems, including early warning systems, incident response systems, chain of custody controls and forensics; and
  • Audits, independent assessments, peer reviews, vulnerability assessments and controlled penetration tests
  • Regulatory compliance, including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), SAS70 and NIST C&A; and
  • Working knowledge of IT frameworks such as ITIL, COBIT, CMMi or ISO 27001; and
  • Experience with market leading security tools and products such as Checkpoint, ISS, Nessus and Nmap is essential.

Strong technical skills must compliment clear business writing capabilities to both technical and non-technical readers. Experience in organizing and writing reports and presentations of a technical nature is extremely helpful.

This important role offers flexible work options, including working from home or working atypical hours. Compensation is designed for a very senior information security professional and is commensurate with experience, technical skills, security products knowledge and anticipated contribution.

As a team colleague, you will contribute to our company's market niche leadership position while advancing your own career path in parallel. Interested candidates are encouraged to forward their resume or CV to HR<at>

Information Security Freelancer or Full Time Writer Wanted


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