Specialist, Enterprise Application Security needed at IHS Towers

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Job title : Specialist, Enterprise Application Security

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : August 08, 2024

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Job Description

  • Safeguard the organization by predicting, detecting, preventing, and mitigating information security threats to Applications and Network elements.
  • Support cybersecurity initiatives in conjunction with Group Cybersecurity team.
  • Design and implement security controls to safeguard and monitor events for information systems, enterprise applications and data.
  • Support the implementation of Information Security projects,
  • Responsible for vulnerability assessment of web applications covering
    • Unvalidated Input
    • secure Configuration Management
    • Broken Access Control
    • Broken Authentication and Session Management
    • Cross Site Scripting
    • Buffer Overflow
    • Injection Flaws:
    • SQL Injection testing
    • Command injection testing
    • Improper Error Handling
    • Insecure Storage
    • Application Denial of Service
  • Responsible for carrying out source code reviews for applications to be deployed within the business
  • Responsible for network and router vulnerability assessments
  • Identification and blocking of command and control threats
  • Identify and respond to security threats on the platform.
  • Responsible for carrying out regular security assessments on applications, networks, and databases
  • Carrying out application security architecture reviews on all solutions before deployment, to identify control lapses, and provide recommendations to address missing controls.
  • Review of visible application source code, including decompiling plugin code for Java Applets, etc.
  • Regularly review baselines for Windows operating systems, Azure, VMWare, etc.
  • Continuous monitoring of external points of presence.
  • Serving as the first responder to security events and incidents.
  • Carry out incident responsiveness assessments to identify how well IHS can readily respond to security incidents.
  • Document and catalog all existing security vulnerabilities.


  • A minimum of 4 years relevant experience in Information Security, vulnerability management, web application security.
  • Strong background in application security, including devices such as firewalls, VPN, intrusion/extrusion detection, vulnerability & risk assessment tools, encryption technologies, virus/worm/malware prevention, E-business and web application technologies, Data Loss Prevention, whole disk & device encryption solutions, two-factor authentication, common Windows (desktop & server) platforms,
  • Knowledge of source code security including SAST & DAST practices and scanning solutions such as Veracode, SonarQube.
  • Working knowledge of web application vulnerability scanners such as Acunetix, Webscarab, Netsparker, BurpSuite, IronWASP.
  • Knowledge of network scanning tools such as Nessus, Nexpose.
  • Knowledge of security best practices such as defense in-depth, least privileges, need-to-know, separation of duties, access controls, encryption, SSO.
  • Experience with various languages and frameworks including, JAVA, Python, C, C#, and network monitoring tools.
  • Experience with DevSecOps, CI/CD pipelines and API security.

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