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Information Security Specialist

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania - Explore location IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

Job description


• Expert knowledge of lT Security controls and industry best practices in IT security
• Good knowledge of potential information risks for the country organisation, its co-workers, customers and suppliers and how Information Security can mitigate these risks
• Good knowledge of the Security by Design concept
• Good knowledge of and experience with the Risk Management Process, performing risk assessments and be able to advise and support mitigating actions Be able to provide subject matter expertise to country stakeholders, ensuring they have the needed support and information available to identify and manage information risks and risks of non-compliance
• Ability to perform, coordinate activities and involve the right stakeholders
• Able to communicate in an enthusiastic and efficient manner, adjusting the message and method depending on the target
• Ability to act with personal integrity, discretion, reliability and flexibility being a trusted business partner
• Ability to support with and interpret the results of technical security audits
• Good knowledge of IKEA business processes, role of the unit and the governance structure
• Overview of IKEA internal IT solutions and working routines in relation to information security aspects of the systems
• Knowledge of IKEAs corporate identity, core values and vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people

• BS in Computer science or Info Science, or software development (preferred)
• 5 years experience working with Security by Design, demonstrating an expert working knowledge of which security controls can mitigate certain risks (especially web/mobile solutions/applications)
• Any coding experience within; C#, SQL relation models, Java, Node.js or any Javascript frameworks such as Angular, React, Bootstrap
• Exposure to NoSQL (MongoDB, etc.), AWS, MEAN Stack are all nice to haves
• Have worked with ARC and ACA
• Expert knowledge in industry standards, such as ISO27001, NIST, etc.
• Previous background working within the area of Information Security and preferably also Information Technology
• Proven ability to support stakeholders to understand the value of and to implement and continuously measure the effectiveness of security controls
• Strong communication skills, being able to convey the message to the wide spectrum of co-workers
• Knowledge in the risk management process, ability to perform risk assessments and to advise on needed IT mitigating controls
• Ability to work with legal, compliance and other relevant areas related to Information
• Management/Information Security or IT Security
• Preferred: Knowledge of the IKEA business, processes, governance and organisation structure


• Support the implementation of the Group Information Security strategy and common Group Digital goals in your country
• Be the country Subject Matter Expert by providing expert knowledge in IT security to your organisation, to securely protect and safeguard all information assets
• Educate and support stakeholders in the Security by Design process
• Support the Information Security and Data Privacy incident management process with your expertise
• Maintain a focus on 3rd party management including supporting with pre-assessments, needed requirements in contracts and continuous measurement activities
• Keep updated on current and emerging trends, threats, tools and methodologies to maintain your knowledge and applicability to the organization
• Use the Risk Management Process to support the organisation to understand, identify and mitigate Information and IT Security risks, based on Business risks, Information risks and our steering documents

We’re the ones who make it possible for people to have a smarter life at home and a hassle-free and rewarding shopping experience. Together we work to find new digital solutions for every business need to help make IKEA a great and efficient place to work. We like to think of ourselves as innovative and modern, and we believe that nothing would actually work without us.