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Short - Term Consultant - Technical Cyber Risk And Security

Closing: Apr 5, 2024

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Published: Mar 25, 2024 (26 days ago)

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  • We are seeking a highly skilled, technical and experienced Short-Term Consultant specializing in Information Technology Cyber Risk and Security. As a consultant in this role, you will play a critical part in safeguarding our digital assets, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, and enhancing the overall security of our organization. This is a short-term position with a specific focus on addressing immediate cybersecurity needs and providing recommendations for long-term security strategies.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field; advanced certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CEH) preferred.
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform (or similar), database management and database security frameworks.
  • Hands-on experience with data protection technologies and solutions, such as data encryption, DLP, and data masking.
  • Proven track record of at least 5 years in a cybersecurity role, with specific experience in the fintech industry and familiarity with the regulatory environment in East Africa.
  • In-depth knowledge of cybersecurity principles, frameworks, and best practices, including ISO 27001, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and GDPR.
  • Hands-on experience with cybersecurity tools and technologies, such as SIEM, DLP, IDS/IPS, and vulnerability management systems.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to assess complex technical issues, identify root causes, and develop effective solutions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Proactive mindset with a commitment to continuous learning and professional development in the field of cybersecurity.

How to Apply: Please send your CVs and cover letter to [email protected]. Kindly indicate the title of the job on the subject header of the email (REF 24/ QA and support engineer)

How to Apply: Please send your CVs and cover letter to [email protected]. Kindly indicate the title of the job on the subject header of the email (REF 24/Short-Term Consultant - Cyber Risk and Security ), you will be required to enclose your portfolio and undertake a technical security test.


Responsibilities
  • We are seeking a highly skilled, technical and experienced Short-Term Consultant specializing in Information Technology Cyber Risk and Security. As a consultant in this role, you will play a critical part in safeguarding our digital assets, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, and enhancing the overall security of our organization. This is a short-term position with a specific focus on addressing immediate cybersecurity needs and providing recommendations for long-term security strategies.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field; advanced certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CEH) preferred.
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform (or similar), database management and database security frameworks.
  • Hands-on experience with data protection technologies and solutions, such as data encryption, DLP, and data masking.
  • Proven track record of at least 5 years in a cybersecurity role, with specific experience in the fintech industry and familiarity with the regulatory environment in East Africa.
  • In-depth knowledge of cybersecurity principles, frameworks, and best practices, including ISO 27001, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and GDPR.
  • Hands-on experience with cybersecurity tools and technologies, such as SIEM, DLP, IDS/IPS, and vulnerability management systems.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to assess complex technical issues, identify root causes, and develop effective solutions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Proactive mindset with a commitment to continuous learning and professional development in the field of cybersecurity.

How to Apply: Please send your CVs and cover letter to [email protected]. Kindly indicate the title of the job on the subject header of the email (REF 24/ QA and support engineer)

How to Apply: Please send your CVs and cover letter to [email protected]. Kindly indicate the title of the job on the subject header of the email (REF 24/Short-Term Consultant - Cyber Risk and Security ), you will be required to enclose your portfolio and undertake a technical security test.


  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of our current cyber risk mitigation framework, including identifying potential risks, vulnerabilities and threats specific to our operations, data, architecture design, APIs and systems.
  • Perform penetration tests
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop and implement effective cybersecurity policies, procedures, and protocols - ensuring it matches our business requirements and regulatory environment.
  • Perform audit and vulnerability assessments of our IT infrastructure, data warehouse, systems, and applications to proactively identify and mitigate security risks.
  • Provide expert guidance and recommendations on the selection, deployment, and configuration of cybersecurity technologies, such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and endpoint protection solutions.
  • Deliver training and awareness programs to educate our employees on cybersecurity best practices and promote a culture of security consciousness throughout the organization.
  • Advise senior management on cybersecurity-related matters, offering strategic insights and actionable recommendations to enhance our overall cyber resilience.
  • Develop documentation of cybersecurity policies, procedures, incident response plans, and other relevant documentation, ensuring compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Come up with a monitoring and evaluation matrix and process we will use for internal security audit as an ongoing concern
  • Security Monitoring and threat intelligence - implement security monitoring tools and processes to detect and respond to suspicious activities and threats in real-time.
  • Develop and implement data access controls and encryption mechanisms to safeguard sensitive information stored in databases and data warehouses.
  • Monitor data usage and access patterns to detect and respond to unauthorized or suspicious activities that may indicate data breaches or security incidents.
  • Provide expert guidance and recommendations on data protection technologies and solutions, such as data loss prevention (DLP), encryption, and tokenization.
  • Develop and maintain documentation of data governance policies, procedures, and data flow diagrams, ensuring alignment with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.


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