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  • Posted: Oct 14, 2021
    Deadline: Oct 20, 2021
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  • The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) was established by an Act of Parliament, Chapter 469 of the laws of Kenya , which became effective on 1st July 1995 . The Authority is charged with the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the Government of Kenya. A Board of Directors, consisting of both public and private sector experts, makes policy decisio...
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    Officer – Cyber Security Surveillance

    Job Summary:     

    The job holder is responsible for carrying out cyber security monitoring of the Authority’s IT infrastructure and business systems for malicious activity and/or active threats. The role also involves responding to security incidents including containment, eradication and recovery in the 24/7 Security Operations Centre (SOC).

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Monitor and analyze logs and alerts from a variety of different technologies across multiple platforms in order to identify and mitigate potential (or active) threats, intrusions, and/or compromises in the 24/7 SOC.
    • Provide timely detection, identification and alerts of possible attacks/intrusions, anomalous activities, and distinguish these incidents and events from benign activities.
    • Identify cyber-attacks targeted to the KRA network and systems, advise and block cyber attacks
    • Triage and investigate active threats, security breaches and other cyber security incidents.
    • Perform deep-dive incident analysis by correlating data from various sources. Generate/Review event analysis reports of incident investigations
    • Escalates cyber security events according to the Authority’s Cyber Security Incident Response Plan
    • Monitor and gather threat intelligence from the deep web and dark web for potential threats and incidents, and analyze such threats and risks and recommend appropriate mitigating measures.
    • Ensure conformity to ISO (9001/2015 and 27001/2013) and data security requirements.

    Academic Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or IT related field.

    Professional Qualification     

    Must have at least one of the following certifications or training in CEH/CHFI/ECIH/CISSP or in relevant  information security solutions certification, or incidents response

    Relevant Work Experience  

    At least one (1) year related IT security work experience in a large or busy organization.

    Technical Skills Required

    • Experience in cyber security threat Analysis
    • Experience in incident management
    • Experience in digital forensics and malware analysis
    • Experience in security tests or vulnerability management
    • Penetration testing skills
    • Research skills
    • Experience in cyber security operations(SOC/CIRT)

    Key Competencies:

    1. Ability to work long hours including night shifts
    2. Analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude
    3. Excellent listening, communication and presentation skills
    4. Reliable and thorough with a deep commitment to accuracy
    5. Self-motivated and able to work independently
    6. A team player
    7. Ability to prioritize competing work commitments and deliver on time

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on www.kra.go.ke to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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