Penetration Tester

£52,000 | Leeds | Permanent
Posted 10 days ago

Penetration Tester
North Yorkshire

An internally facing penetration tester rather than running around the UK testing for different clients at a moment’s notice. Looking for an individual to do Penetration testing of application programming interfaces, web applications and infrastructure. They will be responsible for identifying any security vulnerabilities within these systems, evaluating the risks, and suggesting appropriate remediation actions for a fast growing enterprise soon to expand operations into Europe after year on year revenue and profit growth.

Key Responsibilities

- Identification of security vulnerabilities & risks from each system tested
- Producing clear and comprehensive reports
- Accurate record keeping and tracking of identified vulnerabilities
- Timeliness of Management Information

Key Tasks
- Carrying out regular security assessments of different systems, using both automated tools as well as manual testing.
- Assisting development teams in carrying out static code analysis.
- Liaising across the organisation in order to identify and prioritise the systems to test.
- Producing clear written reports of any findings, including explaining these in terms of risks to the business, to relevant stakeholders.
- Producing recommendations for how to fix any vulnerabilities found.


Essentials:
- Hold a Penetration testing qualification or certification, such as CHECK, CREST, TigerScheme, CyberScheme or Offensive Security qualifications.
- Strong understanding of cross-site scripting (XSS), cross-site request forgery (CSRF), SQL and code injection, session management, and authentication methods and issues.
- A good working knowledge of, Web Servers, Application Servers, .NET, Database systems, Firewalls, Load balancers, Routers & switches.
- Ability to quickly grasp high-level technical concepts
- Ability to use initiative and take control
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Forward thinking with strong problem solving skills
- Ability to work independently.

Desirables:
- Bachelors or Masters Degree in Information Security.
- Knowledge of UK laws relating to security testing, such as the Computer Misuse Act.
- Experience of working within a large organisation to perform security testing.

For more information about this role, please contact:

Callum Gray-Murphy

callum.graymurphy@itqinfosec.com
0207 516 1238

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