What is the ideal background or company you would like to see candidates from?
o 5+ years of IPs/IDS engineering or administration.
o 5 + years of Firewall, Router, Network administration or engineering.
o 5 + years of Information Security experience.
o 3+ years of experience writing IPS/IDS policies.
o 3+ years of experience setting up and/or redesign of network and DMZ.
o Setup the Palo Alto Firewall, IPS, AV, policies
o Experience with McAfee suite.
What non-technical skills are you looking for? i.e. communication, writing, presentation?
o Excellent documentation and Communication Skills
o Experience with sketching out network diagrams using Visio or other tools
Day to day activities?
o Creating Network Diagrams
o Creating test plans, test cases, UAT, contingency plans, backout plans, etc.
o Conduct testing of the Firewall, IPS/IDS policies.
o Participate in the day to day activities around designing, setup, and implementation of security appliances and provide feedback on improving/enhancing it.
o Participate in day to day activities as per the direction of the manager.
o Complete adhoc tasks and activities requested by the manager to support the projects.
What applications/systems will the contractor work on?
o McAfee IPS, Palo Alto Firewall, Visio, etc.
Preferred skills, but not required?
o Cisco Certifications, CISSP
Years of relevant experience?
CompuGain - 18 months ago