The International University of Science & Technology in Kuwait (IUK) is a newly established private university in Kuwait, with a new Campus located in the heart of Kuwait near the Avenues Mall. Fully accredited by the Private Universities Council (PUC), the University offers a wide range of academic programs in Engineering, Business, and Arts and Social Sciences. In addition to the academic programs, the IUK has established the University Foundation Program (UFP) that offers English and Math foundation programs.

IUK is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Cybersecurity Specialist to join our Information Technology (IT) department. In this critical role, you will play a key part in safeguarding the university's network infrastructure, sensitive data, and digital assets from cyberattacks.

Position Summary:

The IT Security Specialist will play a vital role in safeguarding the IUK’s IT infrastructure, data, and user privacy. You will be responsible for a range of security tasks, including threat detection, vulnerability analysis, incident response, and maintaining a secure network environment built on firewalls and Microsoft 365 security features.


  • Developing and maintaining security policies and procedures: This involves creating guidelines for secure usage of university IT resources, including password management, data handling, and acceptable use policies.
  • Implementing and managing security controls: This includes setting up firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and anti-virus software to protect the university network from unauthorized access and malicious attacks.
  • Monitoring and analyzing network activity: Monitor network traffic for suspicious activity and potential breaches. Analyze logs and identify vulnerabilities to address them proactively.
  • Responding to security incidents: Containing the damage, investigating the incident, and implementing recovery measures in case of a security breach.
  • Educating and training faculty, staff, and students: Raising awareness about cybersecurity best practices is crucial. Conduct training sessions, workshops, and campaigns to educate users on various security topics like phishing scams and social engineering.
  • Staying current with evolving threats: The cybersecurity landscape is constantly changing. IT security specialists need to stay updated on the latest threats, vulnerabilities, and mitigation strategies.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, cybersecurity, or a related field.
  • Relevant certifications like CompTIA Security+, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).


  • Minimum 8 to 10 years of related experience.
  • Prior experience in IT security in an educational setting is preferred.

Technical Skills

  • A solid understanding of networking, operating systems, and security technologies is essential. This includes knowledge of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, encryption, and vulnerability scanning tools.
  • Familiarity with university-specific security regulations and compliance requirements is also beneficial.

Behavioral Skills

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills: Identifying, analyzing, and resolving security issues requires strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Communication skills: The ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences is crucial. This includes explaining complex security issues in a clear and concise manner.
  • Attention to detail: Needs to be meticulous and detail-oriented to identify and address potential security weaknesses.


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Monthly based


Kuwait City , Kuwait

Job Overview
Job Posted:
2 months ago
Job Type
Full Time
Job Role
Cyber Security
Bachelor Degree
8+ Years
Total Vacancies

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Kuwait City , Kuwait