Information Technology Security Specialist

Atlas Mara

Designation: Information Technology Security Specialist

Reporting Line: Head – Information Security

Business Unit: Risk

Location: Lusaka

Job Purpose

To operationally assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ATLAS MARA Information by regularly performing IT Risk Assessments, creating and maintaining enforceable policies and supporting processes, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements

Key Outputs & Responsibilities

Updated Information Security Policies

  • Develop IS Policies based on Information Security Standards and Best Practices so that they remain relevant
  • Perform Periodic Reviews of operations as guided by the Information Security Policy to ascertain Organizational awareness
Operationalisation of Policy – Signed off IS Reviews
  • Perform Periodic Reviews of operations as guided by the Information Security Policy to ascertain Organizational awareness
Up-to-date IT Risk Register
  • Communicate risks and recommendations to mitigate risks to management so that decisions can be made to ensure the security of information systems and information entrusted to the Bank

Coordinate Timely Closure of Vulnerability Assessments, Audit and Penetration Testing Findings

  • Tracking of all findings and issues from internal and external audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration testing to ensure Information Security Incident management

Stakeholder relationship management

  • Meet regularly with business stakeholders to operationalize the IS Policy
  • Build and maintain good relationships with vendors / outsourced third parties to resolve specific issues and manage them in line with information security requirement
  • Effective teamwork, self-management and alignment with group values
Experience & Qualifications
  • Grade 12 School Certificate with 5 credits including English and Mathematics
  • Under-graduate qualification in Computer Science or associated field. Post graduate degree is an added advantage
  • 2+ years’ business and IT experience
  • Information Security Certification is an added advantage (CISA, CISSP)
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Interested Applicants who meet the job requirements should email their CV’s to e-mail address [email protected]. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Clearly state the position you are applying for as the subject. Closing date: Thursday, 25th February, 2021

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