Network Security Specialist.

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The Job holder will be responsible for the management of security strategies, policies and programs to assess, prioritize, and mitigate business risk with technology controls.

Priorities include: mitigating and managing cyber security threats, ensuring systems availability, aligning with global regulatory risk and compliance requirements, managing systems and network complexity, and partnering with businesses for better technology delivery by providing advice on technology controls.

Responsibilities:

  • Define, develop, implement, manage and govern standards, policies, procedures, and solutions that mitigate risk and maximize security, availability of service, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Provide subject matter expertise over network security risk assessment, secure network design and risk/threat/vulnerability management capabilities and functions across People, Process and Technology
  • Provide support and consulting in preparation for Audits and in composing management responses and appropriate remediation activities
  • Review and analyze large, complex, and comprehensive private and public cloud projects to assess network security risk, ensure compliance with standards, and suggest changes
  • Conduct detailed assessments to prioritize program remediation or improvement for various network related technologies
  • Build and maintain appropriate relationships with internal and external parties to ensure awareness and understanding of potential or impending threats, and measures to counter these threats
  • Contribute to the review of internal processes & activities and assist in identifying potential opportunities for improvement
  • Identify and recommend opportunities to enhance productivity, effectiveness and operational efficiency
  • Assess / identify key issues and escalate to appropriate levels and relevant stakeholders where required
  • Able to work well with others, and in particular be able to influence and change behaviors and build consensus
  • Participate in the investigation of Information Security Incidents and development of remediation/prevention mechanisms
  • Work with project teams to understand and accommodate application architecture and the applications specific requirements for private and public cloud networking
  • Work with security team to understand and accommodate network security requirements for application
  • Establish requirements and drive implementation of network security governance and reporting for private and public cloud environments.

Requirements

  • University degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Certifications: CISSP, CCSP,
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in an information technology role focused on network infrastructure security preferably within the financial services industry or a consulting company
  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of various software-defined and physical network platforms including, firewalls, IDS/IPS, routers, switches, WAN technologies, MPLS, load balancing and wireless Networks
  • Experience and understanding of public cloud networking and network security controls, particularly on Azure
  • Experience defining network security standards and processes such as firewall rules request/approval process, B2B communication standards, logging and monitoring standards, device hardening standards for large organizations preferably in the financial services industry
  • Resourceful and able to work independently with minimum supervision under the direction of the Senior Manager – Network Security
  • Information Security certification or accreditation would be an asset
  • Strong research, analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Have experience with microsegmentation and network automation in a hybrid public and private cloud environment
  • Knowledgeable of cloud and hybrid-cloud implementations including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS

To Apply:

Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their applications and detailed CVs with a day – time Telephone number to the email address: jobs1@hcsafrica.com with Network Security Specialist on the Subject line.

Candidates MUST indicate their Current and Expected salaries.

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