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  • Principal Cyber Security Assurance Officer at Safaricom

  • Posted on: 20 August, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Safaricom is the leading provider of converged communication solutions in Kenya. In addition to providing a broad range of first-class products and services for Telephony, Broadband Internet and Financial services, Safaricom seeks to uplift the welfare of Kenyans through value-added services and support for community projects.

    Principal Cyber Security Assurance Officer

     

    Job Description

    Principal Cyber Security Assurance Officer - (19000145)

    We are pleased to announce the following vacancy within the Corporate Security Division.

    The Cyber Security Assurance role is responsible for conducting security reviews, vulnerability assessments & penetration tests across all of Safaricom’s systems and infrastructure to ensure they remain compliant to Safaricom’s policies, standards and other industry best practices e.g. ISO27001 and PCI.

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Cyber Security Strategy & Secure by Design, the successful candidate will lend support in ensuring all new and existing systems/products/services comply with Safaricom’s security policies & standards and other industry best practices e.g. ISO27001, PCI etc. The candidate will also provide timely security assurance reports and advice to the business when required even with very tight timelines.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Conduct periodic security reviews, vulnerability assessments & penetration tests across all of Company’s systems/infrastructure
    • Ensure all new and existing systems/products/services comply with Company’s security policies & standards and other industry best practices e.g. ISO27001, PCI, GDPR etc.
    • Provide timely and quality security assurance reports and advice to the business when required even with very tight deadlines
    • Do regular follow ups with system custodians/owners to ensure any security risks identified are addressed within the agreed timelines
    • Define Cyber Security metrics and report periodically on security compliance across all networks/systems
    • Develop a monthly scorecard for each department based on how well they are performing in terms of Cyber Security compliance
    • Research on new threats/technologies/vulnerabilities/security design principles etc.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Degree in Information Security/Computer Forensics/Computer Science/Information Technology or other relevant Technical Degree
    • Information security certifications e.g. CEH/CISSP/CISM/CISA/GIAC/CPTP/OSCP
    • Advanced Networking certifications: CCNA/CCNP/CCSP/CCIE are also preferred
    • Certifications in Microsoft Windows and Linux/Unix Operating Systems
    • Demonstrate competency in the use and administration of ethical hacking tools e.g. KALI Linux, Metasploit, Nexpose, Nessus, Nmap, BurpSuite etc…
    • Minimum of 3 years’ working experience in Information Systems Security – e.g. Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments, Pre-and-Post Implementation System Reviews, etc.
    • Minimum of 3 years’ working experience in Networking and Operating Systems e.g.  Cisco, Windows (All), Unix, Linux etc… will be an added advantage
    • Minimum of 3 years’ working experience in Web and Mobile applications development e.g. Java, Python, PHP, Javascript, CSS, Apache, Nginx, IIS etc… will be an added advantage
    • Working knowledge of databases e.g. Oracle, MSSQL, MariaDB, Postgress will be an added advantage
    • Working knowledge of Virtualization Technologies e.g. VMware, KVM, Microsoft HyperV will be an added advantage
    • Working knowledge and experience in DevOps and Micro services technologies i.e. Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Github/Gitlab etc… will be an added advantage
    • Working knowledge of Mobile and GSM technologies e.g. Android, IOS, 2G, 3G, LTE, USSD etc… will be an added

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Safaricom Kenya career website on safaricom.taleo.net to apply

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