Cyber Security Specialist Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Cyber Security Specialist Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

  • Our client, a well-established and highly reputable B2B services provider is seeking to recruit a Cyber Security Specialist to join their firm.

    Main Purpose of the Job

  • The Cyber Security Specialist will maintain strategies to prevent and detect malicious activities launched against the company’s digital assets by external threat actors.

  • The Cyber Security Specialist will maintain the role of Subject matter expert on External Cyber Threats and act as a PoC for coordination with the SoC staff during cyber security incidents and investigations.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and enhance processes and technologies that prevent and detect malicious activities launched against the company’s digital assets by external threats

  • Implement, maintain and administer external threat Detection and Prevention Security Technologies such as Intrusion Prevention and DDoS mitigation, Web Application Firewall (Cloud), Web Proxies, DNS monitoring (internal/external).

  • Execute external Threat Solution engineering and technical architecture: Integrate technologies, maintain the security tooling, create and implement content\rules\triggers, troubleshoot tooling, create and optimize SoC workflows.

  • Proactively search for Anomalies and Trends in external threat behavior to detect suspicious activity across the company’s networks and servers.

  • Provide continuous training and knowledge base updates to existing engineers on external threat detection and prevention and Incident Response.

  • Maintain the role of SMEs on External Threats and provide 2nd level support to SoC staff during.

  • Incidents and investigations.

  • Provide monthly reports on key incidents and trends relating to external threats to the relevant stakeholders.

  • Constantly assess current and future external threat strategies and technologies in relation to the company’s threat exposure.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical engineering or IT related field is an advantage

  • Must have at least two of the following certifications:

  • SANS SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials – Enterprise Defender

  • SANS SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth

  • SANS SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling

  • Cisco CCNA

  • Military or Law Enforcement background preferred

  • At least 10 years of system/network and/or application security
    experience, including active network and application intrusion prevention

  • At least 6 years of experience with administering, tuning, and configuring an Intrusion Prevention System and a Web Application Firewall

  • At least 5 years of experience in managing Cyber Security Incidents and administering IPS and WAF systems.

  • Detailed knowledge of network, Web, and email related protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, SMTP, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols)

  • Very detailed knowledge of system security vulnerabilities and remediation techniques

  • Thoroughly knowledgeable in detecting anomalies or intrusions by using packet sniffers, FW access logs, Web server Access logs, and operating system security logs

  • Strong scripting skills (e.g., Perl, Python, Ruby, Shell script, JavaScript, PowerShell) required

  • Experience using Agile methodology (e.g. Kanban or Scrum)

  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and unmanaged drive

  • Ability to work in a Team and works well under pressure and deadlines

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities

  • Independent but collaborative, driven, assertive

    Competencies and Skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills, critical thinking, excellent analytical ability, strong judgment, and the ability to deliver high performance and high levels of customer satisfaction

  • Adhering to Principles and Values

  • Deciding and Initiating Action

  • Must be able to work under extreme pressure

  • Very high work ethics and personal integrity

    How to Apply

  • Apply through Flexi Personnel ATS or send your CV to

  • by 18th May 2022 indicating Cyber Security Specialist as the email subject.

  • NB: Flexi Personnel does not charge candidates for job placement.

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