Data Security Specialist

Job description


  • As a Data Security Specialist, you will play a pivotal role in developing, implementing, and optimizing our client s Insider Risk Management ( IRM ) and Data loss Prevention ( DLP ) strategy and policies
  • Working collaboratively with cross-functional teams, you will protect our clients environments and uphold their security posture while ensuring compliance with data protection regulations
  • Your expertise will be essential in mitigating data security risks and maintaining the highest standards of data governance



Job Description:

Data Protection:

  • Collaborate on the implementation and management of Data Security solutions and technologies, including Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management, Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention, and Microsoft Sentinel.

Data Governance:

  • Enforce, and continuously update data protection policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Contribute to data governance initiatives and ensure adherence to best practices.

Data Security Monitoring:

  • Collaborate with IT and security teams to monitor and analyze data flows, identifying potential data security threats and insider risk cases. Prior experience with Code42, Varonis or other third-party data security platforms and SIEMs.

Data Security Configuration and Management:

  • Configure and manage data security policies, rules, and classifications to prevent data leaks and unauthorized access.

Incident Response and Investigation:

  • Investigate and respond to security incidents, data breaches, and policy violations as defined by existing escalation paths.

Training and Guidance:

  • Stay updated with the latest data security technologies and industry best practices.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior team members.

Advanced Problem Solving and Industry Awareness:

  • Analyze irregular activities indicating security incidents.
  • Suggest, implement, document, and improve processes for clients.
  • Proactively monitor, triage, and escalate findings from detection capabilities.
  • Communicate findings, risks, and gaps to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with team members to identify and implement program improvements.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends, emerging threats, and data security best practices.

Reporting, Analytics and Compliance Management:

  • Create and maintain reports for data usage, quality, and compliance.
  • Utilize data analytics to identify trends and improvement opportunities.
  • Collaborate with global teams to provide coordinated support for clients worldwide.
  • Ensure a high level of client satisfaction scores.


Essential Requirements:

  • Professional experience of about 6+ years in compliance or data security (1+ yrs. in Microsoft IRM, 2+ yrs. in Microsoft DLP, and 3+ yrs. in 3rd party DLP / SIEM technologies) and is well versed in all aspects of managed services operations, planning, and solutions.
  • Experience monitoring in a multi-customer managed service environment.
  • Robust knowledge of data security monitoring and protocols.
  • Willingness to work in 24*7 rotational shifts supporting global customer-managed service delivery.
  • Microsoft Certifications: SC-100, SC-400, SC-300, and MS-500 (a min. of 2 or more).
System Analyst
IT & Information Security
Full Time, Permanent
IT Infrastructure Services
Any Graduate
Any Postgraduate
Key Skills
UsageManaged services data protector data loss preventionCompliancedata security data governancemicrosoftRisk management security monitoring

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