Cybersecurity Specialists X2 : Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)



Job Summary


The CSIR has four vacancies for Cybersecurity Specialists in the Information and Cyber Security Centre within the Defence and Security Cluster. The incumbent will be responsible to conceptualize, research, design, deploy, operate, monitor and/or maintain cybersecurity solutions and systems for the protection of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) assets including supporting incident response and recovery processes in public and private sector, Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Duties and Responsibilities


-Deploy, manage and/or operate information and cyber security systems, tools and/or devices (such as firewalls, proxies, servers, network access control, active directory and/or other related security infrastructure or tools) across different application domains;
-Conduct technical research and development in the information and cyber security domain;
-Implement and review cybersecurity architecture and processes across multiple cybersecurity domains;
-Assess, evaluate, update diverse cyber security systems and products across multiple technology environments against vulnerabilities and threats;
-Monitor performance, logs, reports, and alerts of cybersecurity events and/or incidents using different cybersecurity systems and sensors and remediate accordingly;
-Perform threat analytics and intelligence;
-Support the investigation of cybersecurity incidents and response;
-Support the design, development and/or piloting of emerging cybersecurity technologies;
-Lead and manage technical projects;
-Engage and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to deliver multiple projects and solve multiple information and cyber security challenges (e.g. assess near and long-term network security assessments, vulnerabilities and risks);
-Prepare, review, and publish reports, cybersecurity advisories and articles in local and international forums;
-Coach and mentor young cybersecurity specialists;

Qualifications and Experience


-A Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science/engineering or related fields with at least three years’ experience in the information and security domain;
-An Honours and/or Master’s Degree will be an advantage
-Experience in the following is essential:
-Linux and Windows Operating Systems including Virtual Machines;
-Data backup management, business continuity and disaster recovery;
-Technical leadership of information and cyber security projects;
-Cybersecurity certifications such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH, Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Network Security+, Firewall Related Certifications, Certified Security Analyst (CSA), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) will be advantageous;
-Advanced knowledge of computer security, web security, infrastructure security, database security, wired and wireless network security, and applications security;
-Knowledge of different cyber security frameworks such as NIST and/or ISO27001;
-Advanced knowledge and experience of security systems’ administration (i.e. firewalls, virtual private networks, proxies, intrusion detection and prevention systems and others);
-Understanding of research and development processes;
-Good verbal and written communication;
-Oriented to customer service orientation and attention to detail;
-Ability to work across diverse information and cyber security domains;
-Ability to solve challenging and complex technical security problems;
-Ability to innovate and create new solutions for current cyber security problems;
-Ability to plan, prioritise & time management;
-Ability to work independently in a team context;
-Ability to take ownership of own career and development;
-Ability to stay current in own field;
-Ability to work well under pressure, decision-oriented and meet deadlines;
-Ability to mentor and coach team members;
-Willingness to acquire new skills.

How to Apply


To apply click on the view more information button below

View more information

About Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)


“The objects of the CSIR are, through directed and particularly multi-disciplinary research and technological innovation, to foster, in the national interest and in fields which in its opinion shou...

More jobs from Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Other Related Jobs

 Expiry Date 28 Jun 2021
Salary: R376 596 ...
 Posted on 18 Jun 2021

•Department of Justice And Constitutional Development is looking for a IT-Coordinator •Provincial Service Centre, KZN •Ref: 2021/134/OCJ

 Expiry Date 28 Jun 2021
Salary: R376 596 ...
 Posted on 18 Jun 2021

•Department of Justice And Constitutional Development is looking for a IT-Coordinator •Provincial Service Centre, Cape Town •Ref: 2021/133/OCJ

 Expiry Date 30 Jun 2021
 Posted on 17 Jun 2021

Applications for interested and suitably qualified candidates are invited in respect of the above position. To facilitate the implementation, support, ...

Posted by Al Baraka Bank
 Expiry Date 25 Jun 2021
 Posted on 17 Jun 2021

Technical Support Manager - SED wanted at Epiroc. Provide excellent Technical support and advice on all MRS (SED) products to ...

Posted by Epiroc
 Expiry Date 30 Jun 2021
 Posted on 17 Jun 2021

You will be working in the Epiroc Technology & Digital division (ETD). This position will give you the opportunity to ...

Posted by Epiroc




Related Jobs

Quantitative Analyst


We are looking for a Quantitative Analyst to contribute to the development and maintenance of best practice models and assessment ...

 Expiry Date 01 Jul 2021

Posted by Nedbank Group Limited

View Full Ad

BI Developer


To engage and build customer relations by providing business intelligence visually through data provisioning and reporting to enable Nedbank to ...

 Expiry Date 01 Jul 2021

Posted by Nedbank Group Limited

View Full Ad

Quantitative Analyst


In this you will be required to contribute to the development and maintenance of best practice models and assessment strategies ...

 Expiry Date 01 Jul 2021

Posted by Nedbank Group Limited

View Full Ad

Senior Quantitative Analyst


We are looking for an experienced Senior Quantitative Analyst to develop and maintain best practice models and assessment strategies in ...

 Expiry Date 01 Jul 2021

Posted by Nedbank Group Limited

View Full Ad

Systems Analyst / Designer


To design and develop web-based solutions using SharePoint 2016 / SharePoint Online, .Net, MVC, and SQL. Provide end user support ...

 Expiry Date 25 Jun 2021

Posted by Nedbank Group Limited

View Full Ad