IT Security Officer Job Opportunity at DirectAxis

Posted on :

14 Jul, 2014

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This role will facilitate a dedicated focus on Information Security and the creation of an Information Security Management System with the goal of protecting the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of DA Information Assets, in line with the risk appetite of the organisation. The Role will provide expertise in respect of Information Security, enabling Direct Axis to meet its business objectives and act appropriately in the face of rapidly changing threats, technologies and business conditions. The role will work closely with the IT Risk function, with a significant amount of cross-pollination in terms of responsibilities.


Requirements – Minimum – Relevant tertiary qualification, CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)

– Ideal – CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CRIS (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager)


Skills Required

– Good presentational skills and ability to communicate at all levels across the business
– Well-developed influencing and negotiating skills, with the ability to champion and drive change
– Exceptional communication skills both written and oral
– Ability to develop and maintain relationships
– Broad and current technical knowledge
– Conflict resolution skills

Experience – 3-5 Years Related security experience


Duties & Roles

– Develop and maintain IT Security Policies
– Develop and maintain IT Security standards in conjunction with Enterprise Architecture
– Develop and implement the IT Security structures required to support the IT Security organisation
– Define technical IT security plans and documentation to support the Security Strategy
– Act as the technical Security lead in key IT and Security programmes, projects and initiatives
– Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in projects
– Own and provide leadership in reviewing, providing input and approving solution designs from a security perspective
– Act as key approver in context of Change Management, specifically in regards to all changes requiring security oversight
– Define the requirements for an IT Security gate within the SDLC
– Facilitate Security Code reviews
– Drive the Vulnerability and Patch Management Programme.
– Coordinate technical security assessment and penetration tests, as well as drive remediation
– Assist in identifying and mitigating IT security related risks in conjunction with IT Risk
– Act as information security incident custodian
– Perform information security research, and provide thought leadership
– Provide relevant recommendations, and develop security KPI’s
– Ensure Information Security Awareness within the organization
– Conduct technical evaluation and assessment of Third Party compliance on technical information security control areas
– Maintain oversight and drive corrective actions for compliance to security standards


How to Apply

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Job Title IT Security Officer
Department Information Technology
Type of employment Permanent
Part time / Full time Full time

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