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  • Posted: Nov 1, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Absa Group Limited (Absa) has forged a new way of getting things done, driven by bravery and passion, with the readiness to realise the possibilities on our continent and beyond.
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    Assistant Cyber Systems Technology

    Job Description

    What you’ll get to do:

    The role is within the Converged Security Office and your responsibilities will include the following:

    • Developing, testing, Implementing and sometimes documenting security monitoring solutions to enforce security strategies and support to new/existing systems in accordance with policies, standards, guidelines and procedures.

    • Serve as a trusted partner to business, operations, development, risk and compliance teams providing security monitoring solutions subject matter expert (SME) guidance and analysis.

    • Developing and implementing security monitoring to the standards, guidelines and procedures for hardening monitoring of configurations, users and roles, profiles, etc.

    • Refining and enhancing existing monitoring methods, controls, standards, procedures, and guidelines to help improve monitoring to inhibit the unauthorized behavior.

    • Ensuring that security monitoring tool/s are within patching limits with all business partners that are affected.

    • Assist with incident investigations if and when required.

    • May be called upon to it assist with root cause analysis of security violations.

    • Working within different levels of the organization to understand their respective security monitoring needs and assist with implementing practices consistent with the bank security monitoring policy.

    • Working with internal and external auditors to demonstrate and provide evidence of security monitoring controls are adherence to regulatory compliance

    • Executing and enhancing monitoring systems used to detect and report security violations


    What do you need to get in?

    • Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information Technology, or Related Fields or relevant industry certifications and comparable experience

    • CISSP certification or any security related certification-preferred, but not essential

    • Splunk User certification

    • Splunk Power User certification, but not essential

    • Splunk Administration certification, but not essential

    • Experience required:

      • IT Work experience of between 12 to 24 months

      • Splunk experience of at least 6 Months

      • Basic Linux Admin Skill of between 12 to 24 months

      • Data analytics of between 12 to 24 months

      • SQL experience of between 12 to 24 months, but not essential

      • Python knowledge of around 12 months, but not essential

    • Maintain familiarity with industry trends and current security monitoring practices

    • Passionate, positive and driven attitude

    • Good communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills

    • Reliable time management and organization skills

    • Demonstrates the ability to convey technical findings in simple language

    • Proactive mindset and actions

    • Aptitude to lead complex efforts with minimal supervision

    • Willingness to collaborate across the organization

    • Ability to lead complex efforts with minimal supervision

    • Proven ability to work independently and as a team member

    • Flexibility to work in varying business functions and capabilities

    • Capability to adapt to new and changing environment and handle multiple priorities, including to learn quickly


    If you’re passionate about working in a fast-paced environment and contributing to the exciting world of Security by leading from the front, we would love to hear from you!


    Higher Diplomas: Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences (Required)

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Absa Group Limited (Absa) on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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