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Senior Specialist – Defensive Systems

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  • Postal Code 1000
  • Salary Offer R950 000

This position reports to the Manager Infrastructure Security

Purpose of the Position:
To assist to develop and implement security network security solutions across the devision. To take a proactive approach to managing system risks and creating mitigation plans to deter future risks

The Role:

Network Security

Assist the management team in drafting a strategic direction for the function while ensuring that this direction is aligned with that of the CISO.
▪ Expand and mature existing incident response processes and activities
▪ Development and maturity of Network Security Solutions in place including Firewalls, IPS, Network Monitoring/Defensive, VPN, WAF and NAC solutions.
▪ Plan, design and implement an overall security network solutions.
The process includes:
▪ Upgrading of devices to ensure security patches and stable version of the software is running on the devices.
▪ Mature the network access control initiatives as deemed necessary by management.
▪ Act as the lead for security incidents and breaches as per the defined processes.
▪ Improve ability to minimise and prevent further incidents by accurate documentation and post analysis of all system incidents. Forensics and Breach Management
▪ Assist with the incident response process and execution including unauthorized access, security policy violations and Data Loss Incidents
▪ Ensure system availability is maintained that solutions are built with high availability in mind and DR where required.
▪ Ensure continuous testing of all breach management processes.
▪ Perform advanced troubling shooting on network devices

People Management

Manage specialists and external Consultants team to ensure effective delivery of business unit objectives.
▪ Assist the manager to ensure a high performing team by embedding formal performance development and informal coaching. Encourage frequent knowledge sharing between team members.
▪ Motivate team members and ensure that their efforts are recognised
▪ Coach and mentor junior practitioners within the defensive systems field in principles and processes

▪ Degree (NQF 7) in Security/Information Technology/ OR equivalent
▪ Certification required – CISSP and CISM
▪ Recommended – Network Security Certifications such as CCNA, CCSA, CCSE, ect.

▪ Minimum of 8 – 10 years of experience in an Information Security environment with specific focus on working with security incident and event management
▪ Experience with upgrading and troubleshooting of network devices is critical
▪ A proven track record of experience in the IT and Information Security Industry is critical.
▪ Understanding the influence of service support services on successful service delivery is critical.

Proven knowledge and experience in the Technology Operations Environment will be an advantage.
▪ Project Management experience is an advantage.


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