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Information Security Specialist

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Want to be a game changer? Then join us! We are looking for a

Information Security Specialist

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and more than 4000 employees of which nearly 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

Aalto University IT Services supports our researchers, teachers, students and other staff by producing world class services that make their work easier, more flexible, comprehensive and secure regardless of time and location.

Your role and what we offer:

As an information security specialist, you will play an important part in strengthening the information security daily realization of Information Security Management System (ISMS) processes and practices, security solutions and technologies at Aalto as a part of Aalto’s ambitious information security team. This is a new role, where you will be working in close cooperation with our researchers, supporting them with security and privacy compliance.  

Aalto University has a strong focus on digitalization, development and enabling new methods of working, discovery, teaching and learning. Working with us, you will get to see and experience the latest developments in the information and cyber security and playing an important part in big changes. We offer you an interesting and challenging role within Aalto’s information security with plenty of learning and development opportunities. You will be working together with skilled, talented and experienced colleagues from various disciplines all over the university.

Our cyber security team is responsible of ISMS processes but also technology solutions in field of cyber security. Your team leader will be Riitta Gröhn. Riitta is the Head of Cyber Security with years of system manager and security technologies background. Her leadership style is respect, listen, facilitate and results oriented.

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What we are looking for:

We expect that you follow the information and cyber security actively and have a good understanding of the latest trends. We also expect you to have a vision on how to develop especially Information Security Management System processes and practices at university environment. In addition, you have a strong existing experience related to information security technologies. In daily work you support researchers solving security and privacy challenges in a solution-oriented manner.

We expect you to be excellent experience in:

  • operating based on the Information Security Management System (ISMS) based on ISO/IEC27001 code of best practices for information security
  • information security frameworks and standards ISO/IEC27001 and 27017, Katakri and VAHTI
  • security solutions and technologies

We also value your knowledge and experience in:

  • defining, planning and deploying digitalization solutions with information security and privacy compliance by default
  • adapting internal and external security and regulation requirements to guidance and development for university researchers
  • university level research related processes and practices

As your personal qualities:

You have excellent social and cooperation skills and you are able to communicate smoothly both with technical and business-minded co-workers and collaborators. You have an ability to influence others through your interactional skills and are able to sell your ideas to decision makers. In order to succeed in our environment, you need to be good in accommodating the various needs of different stakeholders, be able to prioritize them and to communicate your views in diplomatic, yet confident manner.

The responsibilities of the position require excellent analytical skills and conceptual thinking and working in systematic, persistent and responsible manner. You are security driven person who can track and solve efficiently and innovative ways security issues and ensure security quality.


Aalto University is an international working environment, so we expect you to have skills to communicate both in English and Finnish at work. Academic degree in relevant field (e.g. information technology, information and service management or business administration) and security certificates (eg. CISA, CISM, CISSP, GISP, GCED or technology-specific certifications) will also help you to succeed in this position.


More than anything, you need to be passionate about your field of work and to be enthusiastic on constantly innovating and learning new.

You will be working in our strongly developing campus with amazing colleagues and possibilities for professional growth.

Ready to join?

For more information about this position, please contact Riitta Gröhn, Head of Cyber Security, on 13.4. between 10.00am – 12.00am, 20.4. between 10.00am – 12.00am and 27.4. between 10.00am – 12.00am, on tel. +358505754498, email [email protected]

Please apply by sending your application via the link below by the 2nd of May 2021. As we are eager to find the right game changer to join our team, we will start reviewing applications immediately.

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