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  • Posted: Aug 20, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Techsavanna has provided a wide range of ICT services and software for Property Management, Project Management, Energy Management and Financial Management in diverse industry and client profiles. In Eastern Africa the firm has offices in Nairobi, in the region the firm comprises of with a total staff force of over 100.
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    Cyber Security Assurance Officer

    Overall Purpose   

    The role holder will support the Cyber Security Assurance roles as required by the business.

    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.

    Key performance indicators       

    Information Security Compliance

    • Quality of security advice given based on feedback from users and system custodians/owners
    • Evidence of follow ups done to close/mitigate any security risks identified within the agreed timelines
    • 80% percentage reduction on number of security incidents and audit issues based on the recommendations provided
    • 80% percentage reduction on number of non-compliant systems

    Security assurance

    • Provide timely and quality security assurance reports and advice to the business when required even with very tight deadlines based on feedback from PMO/system custodians
    • Evidence of follow ups done to close/mitigate any security risks identified within the agreed timelines
    • Define metrics and report periodically on security compliance across all projects/networks/systems
    • Develop a monthly scorecard for each department on how well they are performing in terms of security compliance

    Information Security Research

    • Evidence of regular de-brief sessions/presentations for any new threats/technologies that are identified and how they can be mitigated/implemented in Company.
    • Where applicable, evidence of a consolidated action plan to address these new threats and follow up to resolution.
    • Quality of the research material, how (and to whom) it is presented and the follow up tasks arising out of the research.

    Company Way

    • Clear demonstration of the six Company Way behaviors i.e. I make it happen, I am an ambassador, I am upbeat, I find a way, I put my colleagues first and I look after things.

    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
    • Certifications in the use and administration of security tools e.g. Ethical Hacking tools

    Skills and Experience

    • Minimum of 1 years’ working experience in Information Systems Security – e.g. Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments, Pre-and-Post Implementation System Reviews, etc.
    • Minimum of 1 years’ working experience in Networks and Operating Systems e.g. Cisco, Windows (All), Unix, Linux etc.
    • Minimum of 1 years’ working experience in programming and various Web application technologies e.g. cPanel, ModSecurity, Apache, Java, PHP, ASP, CMS, Joomla, WordPress etc. will be an added advantage
    • Working knowledge of Virtualization Technologies e.g. VMware, Microsoft HyperV, etc. will be an added advantage
    • Working knowledge and experience in DevOps and Microservices technologies i.e. Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Github/Gitlab etc…
    • Working knowledge of Mobile and GSM technologies e.g. Android, IOS, 2G, 3G, LTE, USSD etc…
    • Excellent communication skills and team player.
    • Excellent project management skills and proven task execution (getting things done).
    • Superior report writing and presentation skills.
    • Very analytical and logical thinking
    • Customer focused

    Method of Application

    If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role, clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below: info@techsavanna.technology

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