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IT Security Specialist

National Bank of Kenya

Job Summary

Responsible for supporting implementation, upgrade or monitoring of the information technology security and plans of the Bank’s IT infrastructure and systems in line with IT security policies and procedures and in a manner that provides effective assurance, protection and security of Bank and customer data/information whilst facilitating continuity of business.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Key responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement plans to implement the IT security framework to secure business and payment systems, integrations, digital operations and transaction monitoring
  • Implement and monitor the IT security and data management standards to ensure information confidentiality
  • Implement and monitor IT security standards that pertain to ICT devices and systems to ensure infrastructure and system protection, health and uptime.
  • Implement and monitor IT security standards that pertain to business systems and user management: changes, access and authentication and systems action logging
  • Take action to ensure, correct or report ICT devices and systems attack, destructive/unauthorized access and continuous protection.
  • Perform risk assessments and execute tests to sustain and maintain IT security standards for the ICT infrastructure and systems and take correction measures thereof.
  • Prepare regular and timely IT security reports that will enhance management decision making with regards to mitigating the attacks and/or risks posed.
  • Training on IT security awareness to all staff to enhance awareness level and proactivity in handling cyber security threats.
Position requirements

Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business/IT related field with ICT Security Standards or Management Certification that relate to current technologies.
  • Minimum 3 years in IT Management with at least 2 years in ICT Security Management
  • Banking operations or financial services or telco experience
  • Knowledge of ICT security standards and data management
  • People management, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Proactive and positive attitude, highly motivated and self-directed; ability to work in a team environment or independently
  • Expertise in ICT Security and Security applications
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain and promote a positive attitude and work environment by leading through example
  • Team player and ready to work under pressure
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity and honesty

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