Cyber Defense Co-ordinator

Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region

  Security - Security Analysis


Job Title: Ransomware & Cyber Defense Coordinator
Duration: End date 31/12/2024
Day Rate: €450-550 p/d
Location: Hybrid (2 days per week onsite in Brussels)

Our client is seeking a highly skilled and proactive Ransomware & Cyber Defense Coordinator to join their cybersecurity team. The ideal candidate will bring a robust technical background in IT and OT security, exceptional problem-solving abilities, and a thorough understanding of ransomware threat vectors. There is a high chance of extension beyond the initial contract end date.


  • Audit the current ransomware defense setups to identify vulnerabilities and entry points.

  • Design and implement required monitoring systems, team structures, and secure backup solutions.

  • Assess and secure necessary budgets to implement and maintain defense strategies.

  • Prioritize actions based on the severity and likelihood of risks identified.

  • Develop and regularly refine a ransomware-specific incident response plan.

  • Ensure clear procedures are in place for attack containment, communication, and recovery.

  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to maintain up-to-date and effective response strategies.

  • Annually plan, design, and execute ransomware response exercises to test and improve the organization’s readiness.

  • Simulate attack scenarios to assess the effectiveness of current defense and response strategies.

  • Document exercise outcomes, evaluate performance, and integrate lessons learned into existing plans.



  • Master of Science in Computer Science, or a related technical field.

  • Expert-level knowledge in IT and OT security practices and principles.

  • Proven experience in cybersecurity with a focus on ransomware threats and defense mechanisms.

  • Excellent communication, coordination, and project management skills. 

  • Understanding of budgeting, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Net Present Value (NPV), and Annual Loss Expectancy (ALE).

  • Extensive network within the cybersecurity domain and familiarity with market-leading security solutions.

  • Certifications such as CISSP, CISM, or related SANS or comparable credentials.

If you are interested in learning more about this vacancy, please share an updated CV and we can discuss further. Please note that this position does not provide Visa sponsorship.


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