Equity Bank Limited – Assistant Manager, Security Technology Roadmap & COE Specialist.

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Assistant Manager, Security Technology Roadmap & COE Specialist  ()

Job Purpose:  Security Technology Specialist provides a demonstrated mastery and in-depth understanding of existing and emerging system, database, infrastructure and network security technologies in a complex network environment

Job Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

  • Measure the effectiveness of the Advanced Cyber Security & Emerging technologies / controls capabilities to ensure appropriate plans are in place to address lower performance and ineffective practices
  • Support the delivery of the 3 year Cyber security roadmap to maintain and optimize the Advanced Cyber Security & Emerging technologies / controls capability
  • Lead the enhancement and optimization of implemented reporting mechanisms to demonstrate the value of the Advanced Cyber Security & Emerging technologies / controls function with tangible benefits
  • Identifies technical and business opportunities to take advantage of cross project knowledge, best practices and reusability to expedite projects
  • Manage the security posture of IT infrastructure for overseas locations
  • Provide deployment services on enabling new infrastructure capability
  • Follow information security policies, methods, standards, National Institutes of Standard and Technology (NIST) standards and practices to organizational information systems, IT reference materials and interpret regulations
  • Implement security controls, perform ongoing maintenance and prevent, detect, analyze and respond to security incidents
  • Communicate with Information Security Officer, and other IT personnel within the organization and organizational staff
  • Help coordinate the implementation of security programs across all agency platforms
  • Assist with Active Directory access and Group Policies, Internet intrusion detection, Internet filtering, and monitoring of employee access, virtual private networking (LAN/WAN) security
  • Assist and participate with the Senior IT Specialist as an advisor in projects to enhance or develop new IT systems, or to study the feasibility of acquiring new technology


  • Understand information security trends
  • Document and communicate security solution roadmap to the Head of secueity technology roadmap and COE team
  • Document security product and services for each information security domain  
  • Understand all security domain, application, implementation and objectives to the business

Budgets/ Financial Input

  • Provide budget input and recommendations
  • Provide knowledge business services and product to the security team
  • Consolidate and translate business security needs into finical measurable matrix
  •  A Degree or its equivalent in Information Technology, Network Security, Enterprise Network Management, Information Security, Management Information System Computing, Engineering or similar area of study
  • Relevant industry certifications in information security program and governance as well as PMP will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of Two (2) years of computer information technology experience.
  • Minimum of Two (2) years of experience engineering and designing IT security solutions
  • Minimum of 1 year working as a business analyst in technical security and IT
  • Good understanding all the information security domains
  • Experience of identifying and managing technology security risk
  • Certification like CISSP, CCSP, CISA, CCISO, SABSA, ISO27001/22301 will be of advantage

Key Critical Competencies

    • Ability to know when to implement solutions with consideration to the wider impacts i.e. risk, cost, customer impact, timescales, etc.
    • Excellent negotiation, and written and verbal presentation skills
    • Ability to handle high pressure situations with key stakeholders
    • Good Analytical skills, Problem solving and Interpersonal skills
    • Deep knowledge of enterprise application development security controls
    • Good knowledge of Telco convergence business, FinTech network traffic consumption and OpenAPI


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