I am writing to you regarding your company's opening for the IT Security Specialist job in Toronto, ON. I was very excited to find out that you are seeking to fulfill this position as I believe that I am not only a perfect candidate but also that it would an exceptional opportunity for me to apply my previous experience and expertise and further grow both personally and professionally.
Having worked as an IT Security Specialist at BCG Digital Ventures, Inc. for over three years, I am adept at all aspects of the job. Besides monitoring the company's networks and working on the development and implementation of new security measures, policies, and procedures, I am mainly responsible for:
- Identifying and investigating any breaches, configuring and maintaining various hardware and software, and performing professional penetration testing.
- Installing and updating firewalls and antivirus software, preventing unauthorized access, and evaluating potential security risks.
- Completing technical reports, training and supervising IT Interns, and executing multiple clerical tasks as assigned.
For constantly performing excellent work and exceeding all goals and objectives, I won the Employee of the Month Award once. I am a detail and accuracy-oriented professional with well-developed analytical and research skills and the important ability to work both independently and in fast-paced and deadline-driven team environments.
Next, I am a holder of a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Information Systems from the Stony Brook University which serves as an excellent evidence of my field knowledge. Moreover, I am a Certified Information Security Technologist offering the experience with multiple software programs necessary for the role, for instance, Netsparker, Acunetix, Core Impact, and Probely. Finally, I am a native French speaker with a proficiency in English and a basic knowledge of Chinese.
Thank you for your time and consideration.