UNSACCO Information and Communications Technology - ICT - Security Officer Jobs in Kenya

UNSACCO Information and Communications Technology - ICT - Security Officer Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary

  • Reporting to the Head of ICT, the job holder will be responsible for Protecting computer assets by establishing and enforcing system controls and maintaining disaster recovery preparedness.

  • Enforcing System Security controls as per ICT Policy and internationally recognized standards and best practices.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure secure access to information, completeness, accuracy and privacy.

  • Enforce ICT Security Policy.

  • Monitor systems against breaches, data and income leaks 24-7

  • Research, develop, implement, test and review an organization’s information security in order to protect information and prevent unauthorized access

  • Assist Risk and Audit team with security related investigations.

  • Establish system controls by developing framework for controls and levels of access.

  • Ensures authorized access by investigating improper access; revoking access; reporting violations; monitoring information requests.

  • Test backups regularly, developing procedures for source code management and disaster preparedness

  • Develops security awareness by providing orientation, educational programs, and on-going communication.

  • Providing expert, timely, and relevant advice to the Head of ICT about computer system security issues and activities affecting the organization.

  • Championing security efforts towards compliance with regulatory standards and best Practice.

  • Preparation of reports on continued security status of ICT infrastructure and provide remediation measures where vulnerability exists to ensure no adverse threats/impacts affects the systems availability and security for possible financial loss.

  • Supervise the review of technical security assessments of computing environments to identify points of vulnerability, ethical hacking, penetration tests, non-compliance with established Information Security standards and regulations, and recommend mitigation strategies

  • Continuously research on emerging threats and vulnerabilities in information security to gain awareness of the latest information security technologies and developments.

  • Assess external partners such as vendors’ and contractors’ procedures, processes and security controls to ensure they adequately protect the organization’s business information and transactions.

  • Regularly conduct security audits on ICT infrastructure, to assess the strength of its current security arrangements and potential vulnerabilities, make recommendations and follow

  • Work with
    user departments to ensure information technology threats are properly identified, analysed, communicated, investigated and corrective actions taken.

  • Develop and maintain a continuous professional development (CPD) program for the staff in the Section in liaison with the Head of ICT and Human Resource.

    Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT/ BBIT / Computer Science or IT related field;

  • 5 years of experience practical, proven, hands on experience in IT security from a financial institution including Sacco’s MFIs and Banks;

  • Web Applications Security, Network security or equivalent is an added advantage Boot camp (CEH, Ninja Ethical Hacking) with experience is an added advantage.

  • IT Security professional qualifications e. CCNA, CCNP, CISSP, CISA/CISM/CEH or other relevant security certifications.

  • MCSA /MCSE/ certification

  • ITIL foundation level certification

  • At least 3 years’ experience in Security/Network administration with strong technical knowledge of database, network and operating systems

  • Knowledge of various security methodologies and processes and technical security solutions (firewall and intrusion detection systems).

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP Protocols, network analysis, and network/security

  • Working knowledge and experience in penetration testing and vulnerability assessments.

  • Knowledge of common cybersecurity threats and sources of cybersecurity

  • Good understanding and knowledge of risk assessment, risk procedures, security assessment, vulnerability management, penetration testing.

  • Investigation skills, Knowledge and ability to identify information security breaches;

  • Ability to establish an information security monitoring system, Programming skills, Cyber Security: Digital forensic, malware analysis

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UNSACCO Information and Communications Technology - ICT - Security Officer Jobs in Kenya

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