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Housing Finance Bank (Uganda)   |   Uganda   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

IT Security Officer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Information technology, software development, data
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

To setup and maintain information technology security apparatus of the Bank, which includes proprietary hardware and software systems, as well as, custom security systems built on varying technology operating systems in line with bank policies and regulatory guidelines

Enclose a CV, copies of all academic transcripts, certificates and testimonials, daytime telephone contact, postal and email address of both applicant, and three competent referees


  1. Monitors and maintains the database of access to the Bank’s critical systems and hardware.
  2. Run routine tests on the Bank’s infrastructure and systems so as to identify and plug any systems security loopholes
  3. Analyse IDS/IPS logs and implement recommendations to ensure continued performance
  4. Analyse DB Monitoring System logs and tweak configuration for optimal performance
  5. Develop Shell and PowerShell scripts to harvest information from the Bank’s user Directory system
  6. Provide monthly reports on access and restrictions on various systems, both hardware and software
  7. Actively plug security holes found on the network by commercial or open-source means
  8. Ensure updates and patches to all systems (Unix and Windows) are run regularly and any exceptions identified are continuously monitored
  9. Monitor the Spam filter and firewall logging to ensure sanitization of data inbound
  10. Liaise with Internal Audit on reports and other activities to improve security
  11. Assist in External Audits of the Bank and as well as External Penetration Tests
  12. Form part of the Bank’s internal Red Team for IT Security

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Information technology, software development, data
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Information security; Reporting; Risk analysis; System and network security; System (IT) auditing; Disaster management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Housing Finance Bank (Uganda)

Banking, microfinance, insuranceCompany size: 1000+ people

First incorporated as a private limited company in 1967 as Housing Finance Company of Uganda Limited carrying out business as a non-Banking credit institution with focus on providing mortgage finance for construction of residential houses and also accepting saving deposits from the public, was licensed and regulated by Bank of Uganda as a commercial Bank in 2007 to carry on the business of Banking under the financial Institutions Act No.2 of 2004, thus changing status to become a public limited liability company and also changing name to Housing Finance Bank Limited (HFB).