Communications Authority of Kenya Senior Information Security Officer Jobs in Kenya

Communications Authority of Kenya Senior Information Security Officer Jobs in Kenya

Job Specifications

Duties and Resposibilities

  • Participating in the implementation of the Authority’s ICT strategy, plans, policies,
    procedures, and the information security program;

  • Ensuring that information security is incorporated into all aspects of the Business.

  • Implementing the security and disaster recovery aspects of the Authority’s ICT

  • Identify, assess, investigate, and remediate security breaches and other
    cybersecurity incidents;

  • Install security measures and operate hardware and software to protect the
    Authority's Computers, Networks, and Data against threats, such as security
    breaches, computer malware, Social Engineering, or attacks by cyber-criminals;

  • Participate in the maintenance of the ISO/IEC 27001 Certification for the Authority;

  • Creating updates and overseeing execution of security assessments and analysis of
    systems on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis;

  • Ensure that all Servers and other ICT-related equipment are hardened for
    compliance and/or industry standards;

  • Ensure that all information technology/service diagrams are up to date and
    appropriately documented;

  • Guide the Incident Response Team (IRT) in handling information security

  • Perform routine audits of firewall(s), SIEM and log management, intrusion
    detection and prevention systems, and content filtering controls;

  • Ensure all levels of staff are provided with relevant training and advisory materials
    on information security matters;

  • Participating in testing the Authority’s systems backups and test procedures for the
    disaster recovery process to ensure continuity of operations;

  • Creating patch management plans and upgrades regularly to enhance system
    hardware and software security in liaison with the System Administration team;

  • Monitoring the implementation of ICT System access privileges and matrices,
    control structures, and proper use of authorized resources;

  • Performing technical risks, vulnerability assessments, and penetration tests to
    ensure internal security controls operate optimally;

  • Fixing detected vulnerabilities or any security-related noncompliance gaps in
    liaison with the System and Network Administration team to maintain a highsecurity standard;

  • Participating in the implementation of security improvements by assessing the
    current situation; evaluating trends and anticipating requirements;

  • Conducting assessment on the security of new applications and programs prior to
    installation or upgrades;

  • Carrying out effective Information Security Related Project management

    Person Specifications

  • At least four (4) years of relevant work experience in the Public or Private sector;

  • Bachelor's Degree in any of the following disciplines: - Information Technology,
    Computer Science, Management Information Systems (MIS), Business IT,
    Software Engineering, ICT Project Management, Computer Engineering, or any
    other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;

  • At least any one (1) certification from relevant professional bodies in either CCNP,
    CDCP, CCNA Cloud, CCNA Industrial/IoT, CCNA, MCSE, MCSA, MCSD, N+,
    A+ OCA, CISSP, Linux+, Network+, Microsoft Certified IT Professional
    (MCITP), CISA, CISM, CGEIT or other equivalent qualifications from a
    recognized institution, is an added advantage;

  • Supervisory Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized

  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;

  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    Key Competencies and Skills

  • Communication and reporting skills;

  • Attention to detail skills;

  • Problem-solving and analytical skills;

  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills;

  • Professionalism; and

  • Ethical and integrity

    How to Apply

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