Senior Officer; Cyber Security Assurance at Safaricom Kenya

Safaricom is a leading communications company in Kenya with the widest and strongest coverage. The home of the famous Mobile Money service- M-PESA

Description

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Cyber Security Department within the Corporate Security division. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Reporting to the Senior Manager; Cyber Security Strategy & Design, the successful candidate will support in ensuring all new and existing systems/products/services comply with Safaricom’s security policies & standards and other industry best practices e.g. ISO27001, CIS etc. The candidate will also provide timely security assurance reports and advice to the business as required.

Key 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, CIS and Kenya Data Protection Act
  • 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.

Qualifications

Role requirements;

  • 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
  • Demonstrate competency in the use and administration of ethical hacking tools e.g. KALI Linux, Metasploit, Nexpose, Nessus, Nmap, BurpSuite etc.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ working experience in Information Systems Security – e.g. Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments, Pre-and-Post Implementation System Reviews, etc
  • Minimum of 3 years’ working experience in Networking and Operating Systems e.g.  Cisco, Huawei, Windows (All), Unix, Linux etc
  • Minimum of 3 years’ working experience in Web and Mobile applications development e.g. Java, Python, PHP, Javascript, CSS, Apache, Nginx, IIS etc
  • Working knowledge of databases e.g. Oracle, MSSQL, MariaDB, Postgress etc, will be an added advantage
  • Working knowledge of Virtualization & Microservices technologies e.g. VMware, Open shift, Kubernetes, Docker etc will be an added advantage
  • Working knowledge of Cloud technologies e.g. AWS and Azure will be an added advantage
  • Working knowledge and experience in DevSecOps technologies i.e. Jenkins, Jira, Github, Gitlab etc. will be an added advantage
  • Working knowledge of Mobile and GSM technologies e.g. Android, IOS, 2G, 3G, LTE, USSD etc. , will be an added advantage

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