Cybersecurity Analyst – Internship Program (10 positions)

A Reputable Zambian based technology risk management and consultancy firm.

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Next Solutions Limited is a leading technology risk management and consultancy firm. We help our customers protect business value and meet stakeholders’ expectations through cybersecurity risk management, enterprise risk management, technology deployment, technology assurances and advisory services.

We are experts in advanced cybersecurity strategy, architecture, cyber technology, security operations, IT Risk, IT Governance, and specialized training. Our cost leadership and quality services make us the preferred technology and consultancy service partner by our customers in various sectors that include Military, Health, Education, Manufacturing, Mining, Telecommunications and Financial Services.

Next Solutions RA has adopted a cybersecurity architecture based on ZeroTrust to manage and mitigate technology risk. With this architecture, we cover the enterprise holistically and address governance, risk and compliance issues that can impact our customers. Our methodologies leverage SWIFT CSP, COBIT 2019, ISO 27001, NIST 800-53, ISO 31000, ISO 22301, PCI DSS and Centre for Internet Security Controls (CIS) and Zambian Laws to provide customized solutions to address specific business problems.

Our cybersecurity experts are well trained and skilled in leading cybersecurity certifications such as CISA, ISO 27001, CHFI, CISSP, CEH and PCI DSS to address your business needs with professionalism and quality solutions. Our partnerships with leading technology companies such as Imperva, Fortinet, KnowB4, Microsoft, and Crowdstrike among many others help us deliver complex projects with the highest quality to exceed customer expectations and comply with international standards.

Cybersecurity Analyst – Internship Program (10 positions)

The cyber security analyst internship program is a 3-month program aimed at equipping tech-savvy graduates with leading cybersecurity skills to become future defenders of IT infrastructure (including networks, hardware, operating systems, database and software) from a range of criminal activity in the cyberspace. Under the program, cybersecurity analyst interns will be equipped with the following skills.

  • Safeguarding information system assets
  • Protecting systems by defining access privileges, control structures and resources
  • Implementing security improvements and controls
  • Testing infrastructure and applications security controls

Responsibilities

  • Keep up to date with the latest security and technology developments
  • Research/evaluate emerging cyber security threats and ways to manage them
  • Plan for disaster recovery and create contingency plans in the event of any security breaches
  • Monitor for attacks, intrusions and unusual, unauthorised or illegal activity
  • Test and evaluate security products
  • Design new security systems or upgrade existing ones
  • Use advanced analytic tools to determine emerging threat patterns and vulnerabilities
  • Engage in ‘ethical hacking’, including simulating security breaches
  • Identify potential weaknesses and implement measures, such as firewalls and encryption
  • Investigate security alerts and provide incident response
  • Monitor identity and access management, including monitoring for abuse of permissions by authorised system users
  • Liaise with stakeholders in relation to cyber security issues and provide future recommendations
  • Generate reports for both technical and non-technical staff and stakeholders
  • Maintain an information security risk register and assist with internal and external audits relating to information security
  • Monitor and respond to ‘phishing’ emails and ‘pharming’ activity
  • Assist with the creation, maintenance and delivery of cyber security awareness training for colleagues
  • Give advice and guidance to staff on cybersecurity issues such as ransomware, social engineering as spam and unwanted or malicious emails.

Qualification

  • Excellent G12 Certificate Results a must
  • Cyber/information/network security
  • Computer science
  • Computing and information systems
  • Software/electrical/network engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Other IT/security/network-related degrees.

Required Skills

  • Passion for cyber security and a keen interest in IT
  • Excellent IT skills, including knowledge of computer networks, operating systems, software, hardware and security
  • An understanding of the cyber security risks associated with various technologies and ways to manage them
  • A good working knowledge of various security technologies such as network and application firewalls, host intrusion prevention and anti-virus, database activity monitoring, privileges access technology
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and assess risks, threats, patterns and trends
  • Teamworking skills in order to collaborate with team members and clients
  • Verbal communication skills, including presentation skills, with an ability to communicate with a range of technical and non-technical team members and other relevant individuals
  • Written communication skills, for example, to write technical reports
  • Time-management and organizational skills to manage a variety of tasks and meet deadlines
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize your workload
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • An ability to work under pressure, particularly when dealing with threats and at times of high demand.

How to apply

Candidates that meet the above minimum requirements for our internship program must send an application letter, CV, G12 and other academic qualifications via email to [email protected] by 19th June 2022.

The Head Finance & Administration

Next Solutions Risk & Assurance Limited

Plot No.194/1 Joe Kapilikisha Road,

Ibex Hill, Lusaka,

Zambia


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