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  • Posted: Aug 2, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 230,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. EY, has been in East Africa for over 87 years and with over 600 professionals, is today one of the largest professional services firms in the region.
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    Clear Cyber Security Consultant

    This is a role where no two days are the same – so you'll find yourself taking on plenty of new responsibilities as you go. You'll work alongside clients and colleagues, balancing your time between developing security strategies, implementing security controls, advising client stakeholders, facilitating workshops and supporting business development.   

    Your Key Responsibilities:

    You'll work alongside respected industry professionals, learning about and using the latest tools and techniques to identify and overcome some of the most relevant and pressing security issues in the world. It's a highly specialized area, where you'll learn highly sought-after technical skills, all while developing your relationship management abilities – often by working collaboratively with both external and internal clients.

    Skills and Attributes for success:

    • Evidence of self-motivation to continuously develop in the areas of cybersecurity 
    • Good organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and complete multiple complex projects under tight deadlines 
    • Ability to translate security issues into business risks 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively within a team at all hierarchical levels 
    • Willingness to research client inquiries and emerging issues, including regulations, industry practices, and new technologies 
    • Experience, knowledge and strong interest in information and cyber security domains are essential for this role 
    • Experience in data privacy, implementation of data protection and privacy programmes to ensure confidentiality and security of personal data and addressing regulatory requirements 
    • Unquestionable Integrity and Ethics
    • Strong analytical skills

    To qualify for the role, you must have:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in either: Computer Science, BBIT or Software Engineering
    • One or more of the following professional qualifications: CISSP, CISM, CEH, GSEC, CDPSE, CompTIA Security GPEN - GIAC   Penetration Tester, CCNA (or other relevant network courses)
    • 2-4 years of work experience in dynamic IT environments in reputable organisations, at least 1 of which should be in Cybersecurity/Cyber risk related work. Experience garnered in firms involved in Cybersecurity, IT Audit, or Consulting services will be an added advantage    
    • Experience in performing vulnerability assessments & penetration tests and Enterprise Security assessments
    • Knowledge and experience in the following areas; Identity and Access Management (IAM), Cloud Security, Data Protection and Privacy, will be added advantage
    • SIEM deployments and Security Operations Center (SOC) experience is desired
    • Knowledge of security standards and best practice frameworks such as NIST CSF, ISO 27001, CoBIT 
    • Robust project management experience and expertise.

    Method of Application

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