Senior Systems Security Analyst Job in Kenya

Senior Systems Security Analyst

Job Ref: HR: KP1/5B.2/1/3/1226

Reporting to the Principal Security Analyst, the Senior Systems Security Analyst will be responsible for Implementing, reviewing and aligning ICT Systems, Databases and Business Applications Acquisition and Development Policies, Procedures and Practice to ensure that they comply with IT industry standards to fully secure the organization’s Data and Information.

Key Tasks & Duties

 Assist in planning for short and long-term resources requirements for the section.

Work with database administrators, systems developers and application owners to review and implement security controls to mitigate system security threats/risks throughout the system/program life cycle.

Review procedures and processes to identify security control gaps in systems development, acquisition and maintenance to ensure that threats are properly identified, analyzed and mitigated.

Participate in investigations on computer security compromises, incidents, or problems and recommend corrective actions.

Review application, system and database logs and audit trails to identify violation to procedures and processes.

Research on emerging threats and vulnerabilities in information security to gain awareness of the latest information security technologies and developments.

Review version, patch management procedures and practices in all systems, and where necessary develop and implement measures to improve the same.

Implement procedures to automate and enhance monitoring of business applications, databases and systems, including user and process activities.

Identify and develop security and productivity-enhancing improvements and innovation.

Coordinate security measures for information systems to regulate access to system data and information to prevent unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure of information.

Train users and promote security awareness to ensure system security and to improve server and network efficiency.

Consult with users on data and information access and processing needs, to mitigate against security violations, and programming changes.

Recommend modification or update audit monitoring systems and solutions to incorporate new applications, databases and systems, or change individual access status

Coordinate execution of implementation plan of system changes/upgrade between IT, user departments and outside vendors to alleviate security violations

Perform risk assessments to identify violation or vulnerabilities to procedures and execute tests on applications to ensure that data availability, confidentiality and integrity is maintained and as well guarantee compliance to standards and process activities and advise/recommend corrective action.

Maintain access management reports and processes to identify access events, exceptions, or trends which require investigation, remediation, or mitigation

Contribute to the information security planning, assessments, risk analysis, risk management, certification and awareness activities for system operations.

Job Specifications:

Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical & Electronics Engineering or related field.

Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) and/or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification for Analyst IV and III respectively will be an added advantage.

Six (6) years’ experience in a similar role and organization.

Work Experience

Experience in System vulnerability checks and threats analysis including penetration testing.

Proficiency in computer applications as in Serve Systems administration, Database Servers, Programming and Systems analysis.

Understanding best practices in systems security and controls.

Good Project Management skills.

How To Apply

Interested persons should submit their applications online through visiting Kenya Power website on Attach detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of Academic and Professional Certificates and other testimonials. Please note that we may use this information to conduct background verification during the recruitment process. Quote the title of the position you are applying for and include your mobile telephone contact, email addresses to be received not later than Wednesday,1st November 2023. .

Only candidates offered employment shall be expected to present the following clearance certificates;

Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations

Valid Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

Valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);

Current Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);

Current Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)