Purpose of the Job

The Information Security Specialist position exists to protect ZINARA’s computer network and data. Also assist in developing secure mobile access so that information can be safely accessed remotely via mobile devices. The position is responsible for operating IT security systems, performing security assessments and recommending mitigating actions, investigating security incidents, creating and distributing reports, promoting security awareness and participating in projects.

The incumbent reports to the ICT Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

Receive security incidents/requests from users on all hardware, software, and network problems, troubleshoots and finds solutions to the said problems.

Conduct ongoing information security threats and vulnerability assessments.

Create and execute information security awareness training programs for employees, contractors, and approved system users.

Disseminates information on cyber security threats.

Assists in the performance of Penetration Tests.

Implement recommendations of Internal/External Audits.

Perform periodic User Access Reviews.

Ensure that all security equipment is properly working, and the systems are always up and running.

Ensure that the CCTV equipment is working.

Service all security equipment and produces a report.

Maintain security systems and their associated software, such as intrusion detection/prevention systems, and anti-virus software for the organisation.

Create scripts to codify and automate common practices.

Ensure the antivirus server is working well and protecting ZINARA’s environment.

Ensure that security and integrity of data on ZINARA machines is maintained all the time and protect machines from malicious attack from viruses and spam.

Ensure that all PCs have functioning passwords and the password policy on the Domain Controller is applied and maintained on the PCs.

Defend the internal network from outside, Internet cyber threats.

Configure security hardware and software such as firewalls, antivirus programs, and operating system updates.

Authorise personnel and provide login credentials for the network.

Detect any unauthorized attempts to access the system.

Perform security audits on the network.

Upgrade current systems with the latest patches.

  • 5 Ordinary Levels including Mathematics and English.
  • Degree in Information Security and Quality Assurance/Computer Science/Information Systems/ Electronic Engineering/Telecommunication
  • Networking Certificate/Programming Certificate/PRINCE 2 ITIL  Equivalent
  • CSZ or equivalent professional membership
  • At least two years related working experience.
How to Apply

Application letters with detailed resumes, certified copies of academic certificates with three traceable referees should be submitted not later than 21 November 2022 at 4.30pm to:

The Director Administration and Human Resources

489 Runiville Glenroy Crescent Highlands



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