Senior Specialist, Cyber Security (Managerial Level) Lagos Island

Published date: 02/01/2018
  • Location: Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria

job title Senior Specialist, Cyber Security (Managerial Level)
job description

• The role supports and continually improve the Enterprise Cyber security posture, provide technical expertise on all MTNN Enterprise wide Security related issues
• Lead investigations and proactively assist Senior Management in defining strategies to protect MTNN’s data from attack.

• Safeguard the organization by predicting, detecting, preventing and mitigating information security threats to MTNN
• Ensure cybersecurity stays on the organizational radar by ensuring that the ROI is realized.
• Support cybersecurity initiatives in conjunction with Group Cybersecurity team.
• Design and implement security controls to safeguard and monitor events for information systems, enterprise applications and data.
• Support the implementation of Information Security projects
• Drive internal and external vulnerability assessment, penetration tests engagements and support remediation efforts
• Respond to escalated security events and drive security incident response processes to ensure timely resolution with minimal disruption.
• Support the design and deployment of secure infrastructure solutions to enhance and evolve the security posture of the business, ensuring integrity, availability and confidentiality of all critical enterprise data.
• Lead quarterly Red team & Blue team exercise to improve enterprise security.
• Provide expertise on security tools, including but not limited to firewalls, Web Application firewalls, IDS/IDP, anti-malware software
• Collaborate with the relevant teams to ensure that technical implementation plans are practical and implementations are managed to minimize risks and adverse impact to servers, workstations and user productivity.
• Implement the infrastructure, configurations and processes to monitor security related events
• Ensure all security system documentation is up to date
• Support Business Risk Management in security related investigations
• Drive the planning and action remedies required to prevent exposures to information security related threats
• Perform security incident response and management
• Develop projects’ key objectives, scope, success criteria and communicates them effectively to the project team and key stakeholders
• Drive the acceptance and adoption of Insider Threat Program by closely working with legal, HR, compliance etc.
• Collaborate with other security specialists across other OpCo’s as well as the Group Cybersecurity Team
• Interface with relevant Support Teams to resolve security vulnerabilities within the Enterprise systems and Applications
• Continuously seek self-professional development to sharpen skills and capabilities in a versatile and evolving digital landscape.
• Foster active collaboration and relationships with employees across all levels and divisions in line with MTN’s VB and values.
• Drive Knowledge Management and Best Practice Sharing within own Unit/Department/Division/Enterprise-wide as required

job condition
• Normal MTNN working conditions
• May be required to work extended hours
• Open plan office

Experience & Training
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an area of Security specialisation; with experience working with others
• Experience working in a Large organization and preferably in the Telecommunications industry
• Strong background as an Engineer/Architect in application security infrastructure and various network technologies to include devices such as firewalls, VPN, intrusion/extrusion detection, vulnerability & risk assessment tools, encryption technologies, virus/worm/malware prevention, E-business and web application technologies, Data Loss Prevention, whole disk & device encryption solutions, two-factor authentication, common Windows (desktop & server) platforms,
• Experience with Microsoft, Solaris, Unix, Oracle and MS SQL
• Experience working in telecommunications industry
• Managing network and / or network security
• Knowledge should be current with information security best practices and global trends
• Knowledge of security best practices such as; defense in-depth, least privileges, need-to-know, separation of duties, access controls, encryption
• User account identity, authorization and authentication management.
• Security incident and event management
• Experience in researching new or emerging technologies and processes that may be incorporated as solutions to reoccurring security concern
• Penetration Testing
• Vulnerability lifecycle m

Minimum qualification BEng or BTech

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