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ICT Security Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

Reporting to the Head of ICT, the job holder will be responsible for Protecting computerassets by establishing and enforcing system controls and maintaining disaster recoverypreparedness. Enforcing System Security controls as per ICT Policy and internationallyrecognized standards and best practices.
Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills Required
• Bachelor’s degree in IT/ BBIT / Computer Science or IT related field;
• 5 years of experience practical, proven, hands on experience in IT security from afinancial institution including Sacco’s MFIs and Banks;
• Web Applications Security, Network security or equivalent is an added advantageBoot camp (CEH, Ninja Ethical Hacking) with experience is an added advantage.
• IT Security professional qualifications e. CCNA, CCNP, CISSP, CISA/CISM/CEH orother relevant security certifications.
• MCSA /MCSE/ certification
• ITIL foundation level certification
• At least 3 years’ experience in Security/Network administration with strongtechnical knowledge of database, network and operating systems
• Knowledge of various security methodologies and processes and technical securitysolutions (firewall and intrusion detection systems).
• Knowledge of TCP/IP Protocols, network analysis, and network/security
• Working knowledge and experience in penetration testing and vulnerabilityassessments.
• Knowledge of common cybersecurity threats and sources of cybersecurity
• Good understanding and knowledge of risk assessment, risk procedures, securityassessment, vulnerability management, penetration testing.
• Investigation skills, Knowledge and ability to identify information security breaches;
• Ability to establish an information security monitoring system, Programming skillsCyber Security: Digital forensic, malware analysis


• Ensure secure access to information, completeness, accuracy and privacy.
• Enforce ICT Security Policy.
• Monitor systems against breaches, data and income leaks 24-7
• Research, develop, implement, test and review an organization’s informationsecurity in order to protect information and prevent unauthorized access
• Assist Risk and Audit team with security related investigations.
• Establish system controls by developing framework for controls and levels of access.
• Ensures authorized access by investigating improper access; revoking access;reporting violations; monitoring information requests.
• Test backups regularly, developing procedures for source code management anddisaster preparedness
• Develops security awareness by providing orientation, educational programs, andon-going communication.
• Providing expert, timely, and relevant advice to the Head of ICT about computersystem security issues and activities affecting the organization.
• Championing security efforts towards compliance with regulatory standards andbest Practice.
• Preparation of reports on continued security status of ICT infrastructure and provideremediation measures where vulnerability exists to ensure no adversethreats/impacts affects the systems availability and security for possible financialloss.
• Supervise the review of technical security assessments of computing environmentsto identify points of vulnerability, ethical hacking, penetration tests, non-compliancewith established Information Security standards and regulations, and recommendmitigation strategies
• Continuously research on emerging threats and vulnerabilities in informationsecurity to gain awareness of the latest information security technologies anddevelopments.
• Assess external partners such as vendors’ and contractors’ procedures, processes andsecurity controls to ensure they adequately protect the organization’s businessinformation and transactions.
• Regularly conduct security audits on ICT infrastructure, to assess the strength of itscurrent security arrangements and potential vulnerabilities, make recommendationsand follow
• Work with user departments to ensure information technology threats are properlyidentified, analysed, communicated, investigated and corrective actions taken.
• Develop and maintain a continuous professional development (CPD) program forthe staff in the Section in liaison with the Head of ICT and Human Resource.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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