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  • Posted: Sep 24, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • MultiChoice South Africa's activities involve the operation of Pay-Television and internet subscriber platforms. The MultiChoice South Africa group includes the digital satellite Pay-Television business ("DStv"), which has been in operation since 1995. Other businesses in the group are; M-Net (delivers thematic channels and exclusive content to DSt...
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    Senior Specialist – Defensive Systems

    Purpose of the Position:

    • To assist to develop and implement security incident monitoring and forensics management, forensics across Video Entertainment. To take a proactive approach to managing system risks and creating mitigation plans to deter future risks

    Key Performance Objectives


    Incident Management

    • Assist the management team in drafting a strategic direction for the function while ensuring that this direction is aligned with that of the CISO.
    • Expand and mature existing incident response processes and activities
    • Development and maturity of Detection capabilities by leveraging off of the SIEM, Network Behaviour Anomaly Detection and Endpoint Detection
    • Plan, design and implement an overall security management process for the function.

    The process includes: detection, triage, analysis, containment, recovery and reporting

    • Innovate solutions by Investigating and implementing AI solutions to have better capability within the function.
    • Mature the network access control initiatives as deemed necessary by management.
    • Act as the lead for security incidents and breaches as per the defined processes.
    • Improve ability to minimise and prevent further incidents by accurate documentation and post analysis of all system incidents. Forensics and Breach Management
    • Assist by leading the incident response process and execution including unauthorized access, security policy violations and Data Loss Incidents
    • Manage and execute processes responsible for the advanced analysis of security threat intelligence (malicious code, hackers and zero-day exploits, etc.) in order to proactively prepare for security events. Develop communication channels with the business units to ensure solid incident response and risk assessment processes
    • Ensure continuous testing of all breach management processes
    • Conduct red and blue team exercises as directed by management

    People Management

    • Manage specialists and external Consultants team to ensure effective delivery of business unit objectives.
    • Assist the manager to ensure a high performing team by embedding formal performance development and informal coaching. Encourage frequent knowledge sharing between team members.
    • Motivate team members and ensure that their efforts are recognised
    • Coach and mentor junior practitioners within the defensive systems field in principles and processes


    • Degree (NQF 7) in Security/Information Technology/ OR equivalent
    • Certification required – CISSP and CISM


    • Minimum of 8 - 10 years of experience in an Information Security environment with specific focus on working with security incident and event management
    • Forensics and breach management experience is critical
    • A proven track record of experience in the IT and Information Security Industry is critical.
    • Understanding the influence of service support services on successful service delivery is critical.
    • Proven knowledge and experience in the Technology Operations Environment will be an advantage.
    • Project Management experience is an advantage.

    Technical Competencies

    • Security Incident Monitoring and Response Strategy
    • Incident Management
    • Problem Solving and Analysis
    • Business Acumen
    • Stakeholder Influence
    • Project Management

    Behavioral Competencies

    • Relationship Building
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Decision Making
    • Critical Appraisal
    • Holistic Thinking
    • Persuading & Influence
    • Coaching

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to MultiChoice on to apply

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

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