Computer Security Specialist Job Description

This Computer Security Specialist job description template can be posted to online job forums and career pages for the recruitment of candidates. The Computer Security Specialist job description, its requirements, and responsibilities given in this template can be modified according to the specific need of your company.

The primary job role of a Computer Security Specialist is to:

  • Design and implement security measures as well as control factors
  • Monitor network activities for identification of weak points
  • Deal with privacy breaches and virus threats

Computer Security Specialist Job Description

We are hiring a Computer Security Specialist for implementation and maintenance of security systems. Your responsibility will be preventing unapproved access to the data on our servers while also taking suitable action against privacy threats. Your aim will be to make sure that our technology infrastructure is always protected against any possible breach.

In order to succeed in this job, you must have an in-depth knowledge of security systems and data frameworks. So, if you like to work in a challenging environment, and qualify the following requirements, we would like to hear from you.


  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or other related fields
  • Past experience in some related field, preferably as a Computer Security Specialist
  • Professional certifications, CompTIA Security+ and CISSP are a plus
  • Excellent programming skills, especially a sound knowledge of C++ and PHP languages
  • Prior experience with security systems and risk management technologies
  • Experience in patch management and breach detection systems
  • Experience in public key infrastructure (PKI) and cryptographic protocols (e.g. TLS/ SSL)
  • Excellent interpersonal as well as communication skills
  • An analytical mind with a problem solving attitude
  • Ability to take quick decisions while working independently


  • Examining the IT specifications and finding potential security risks
  • Formulating and implementing security measures as well as the plans for data recovery
  • Installing, upgrading and configuring security software like antiviruses
  • Securing the network through firewalls, passwords and other security systems
  • Inspecting the data framework for such points which are vulnerable to cyber attack
  • Monitoring network activities to identify problems early in time and sharing them with the IT teams
  • Taking appropriate action against privacy breaches and virus threats
  • Providing the services of a security expert and conduct trainings when needed
  • Outlining guidelines, policies and SOPs