Growth in Value Alliance (GV Alliance) Partners - Our client is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:Job Title: IT Security Manager (Contract)Location: LagosJob DescriptionWe are looking for a talented IT Security professional to join a high-performing team that is charged with governing, managing and delivering our company’s cyber security.As a Senior Security manager, this position will provide the individual an opportunity to help shape the direction of our company’s cyber security programs by providing thought leadership, professional support and valued contributions to a range of activities. We are looking for an experienced security professional with strong technical skills across various security technologies, working knowledge of security incident response protocols, and an awareness of emerging cyber threats and trends.This position plays a critical role in identifying, protecting, detecting and responding to potential security vulnerabilities, while also providing consultative support for security-related projects. The right person will bring passion that promotes continuous learning, and a drive to regularly identify and assess new or emerging capabilities.ResponsibilitiesThis position is responsible for monitoring and managing preventative security technologies, detecting and responding to possible vulnerabilities, assessing potential risks, and helping to mitigate emerging threats. Specifically, this role is part of a team that is responsible for:Shared management of the company’s security technologies, including platforms that support Security Information Event Management (SIEM), Intrusion Prevention, Intrusion Detection, Log Aggregation, Endpoint Detection and Response and Threat Intelligence. Employing the security technologies to continuously monitor the company’s assets, and then taking action to respond to potential vulnerabilities and threats. This work includes reviewing automated alerts, correlating information from various sources, triaging and removing potential malware infections, and applying preventative controls to mitigate risks.Taking an active role in supporting broader Security Incident Response protocols, including partnering with other technology areas to respond and recover in a coordinated and timely manner. As such, this role requires 24x7 on-call coverage for response to potential security incidents.Reviewing security intelligence information and researching emerging threats in order to proactively identify and prevent potential threats.Conducting deeper analysis into security logs, network traffic patterns, and correlated information, as a means of ‘hunting’ for advanced persistent threats.Supporting technical threat / risk assessments, including Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Scanning, Patch Management, etc.