Cisco Firepower IPS Expert

Deadline 12 December, 2019 Position Ref: 1496
Skills Required

ITIL PKI Cobit Firewalls data protection Proxies antivirus software data encryption Authentication systems e-mail gateways IP security host intrusion detection and prevention vulnerability assessment hardening practices Network IDS/IPS data integrity Cisco Firepower IPS ICT enterprise environments honey-pot


Cisco Firepower IPS Expert



Total Experience (months or years)



  • Manage the Cisco Firepower network probes installed in Production and in the Lab.
  • Collaborate with the other teams in the unit to analyse the registered events
  • and solve the possible incident.
  • Select/Define/improve IDS/IPS signatures, policies and triggers .
  • Deploy software/vulnerability/fingerprint updates .
  • Improve detection capabilities by creating Splunk filters.
  • Detect and minimize false positives .
  • Investigate alerts, react, escalate and inform stakeholders accordingly .
  • Possibly plan further expansion of the monitoring system .
  • Write "response instructions" for common situations
  • Production of documentation: for documenting the network monitoring activities, and the associated guidelines and procedures.
  • University Degree in an ICT related fiel with a minimum of 8 years of professional experience in the domain of ICT and Network Security
  • Excellent knowledge of  Cisco Firepower IPS – ideally 8 years of experience
  • Working experience in complex ICT enterprise environments and in the.associated security aspects.
  • Experience with Splunk is required
  • Excellent knowledge of Operating systems and good practices for their configuration ad protection
  • Excellent knowledge of all kind of network and host security systems including: antivirus software, host intrusion detection and prevention, vulnerability assessment, data encryption, honey-pot, and hardening practices
  • Excellent knowledge of network concepts and the associated security solutions. In particular the following topics must be known: Internet/Intranet/Extranet architectures; Authentication systems, Firewall, Proxies, Network IDS/IPS, PKI, e-mail gateways, IP security, Remote access control and violations, data protection and integrity, Encryption, Viruses
  • Desirable knowledge of IT best practices (ITIL, COBIT, etc.)
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of French (B1 or higher) would be considered as asset. 





6 Months

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