Specialist – IT Security
Career Directions Limited
Nairobi CBD
4d ago
source : Pigiame


  • Protects system by defining access privileges, control structures, and resources.
  • Develop security standards, processes and policies for IT Governance for the company.
  • Conducting network security assessments and audit log reviews to evaluate the effectiveness of current security measures
  • Manage network, intrusion detection and prevention systems and monitor and review intrusion detection systems and firewall logs, analysing events and patterns and coordinating mitigation responses
  • Working with internal and external business partners on ensuring that Technology acquisitions meet network security standards
  • Monitor multiple environments to detect, validate and respond to cyber security incidents
  • Participate in information security initiatives, provide risk assessments, define security requirements and apply security best practices during projects.
  • Provide technical support in the areas of vulnerability assessment, risk assessment, network security, product evaluation, incident management and security implementation
  • Provide technical evaluations and assists with making security improvements
  • Responsible for designing and implementing solutions for protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive information
  • Respond to and assist in information security assessment requests; evaluate vendor products and services; advise management of risks and best security practices.
  • Track security trends / events to provide monthly security reports.
  • Coordinate disaster recovery and business continuity tasks for the company.
  • Remediating security anomalies on the end-point estate including; unprotected devices, infected devices or devices and software with malfunction affecting security
  • Assessing and deploying security patches and configuration for endpoint devices in a timely manner, including hardware, operating systems, applications and end-user cloud services.
  • Creating, evolving, updating and maintaining security policy and documentation.
  • Creating, managing, maintaining and carrying out, the procedures and processes required
  • Document and promote awareness of security practices, processes, procedures and policies.
  • Maintain a security risk register of information risks with assigned owners and work with the Manager IT Security and Compliance to define appropriate work packages to mitigate risks.
  • Mentor junior security professionals.
  • Professional Skills

  • Business acumen
  • Strategic
  • Result oriented
  • Developing self and others
  • Innovation
  • Managing risk
  • Analytical thinking
  • Academic / Professional Qualifications

  • Degree in Electrical Eng / Computer Science / Information Technology or other relevant Technical Degree
  • Advanced professional information security certifications e.g. CISSP / CISM / CISA / GIAC / CEH / CPTP / OSCP are preferred
  • Advanced Networking certifications : CCNA / CCNP are also preferred
  • Certifications in Microsoft Windows and Linux / Unix Operating Systems
  • Certifications in ITIL / ETOM also preferred
  • Experience

  • At least a minimum 5 years background in IT, Telecommunication or Service Provider environment
  • Experience in penetration testing and vulnerability assessments, IDS / Firewalls / VPN Administration, content filers, Security scan tools, Network and Systems
  • Administration Experience in enterprise security architecture design
  • Experience in enterprise security document creation
  • Experience in designing and delivering employee security awareness training
  • Experience in developing Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans
  • Responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of the information security and integrity of the company through the monitoring and rationalization of security technologies within the infrastructural and business areas.

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