Cyber Security Specialist x1

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

A Reputable Zambian based technology risk management and consultancy firm.

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.

About the Cyber Security Specialist Role

We are looking for a Cyber Security Specialist to join our team to work closely with our customers and stakeholders to ensure that cyber security projects meet international standards and customers’ expectations. The specialist will be responsible for security validation, technology deployment, and business process re-engineering and documentation of activities related to cybersecurity risk management. The role includes

  • 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


  • Determine security violations and inefficiencies by conducting periodic audits
  • Upgrade our network and infrastructure systems
  • Implement and maintain security controls
  • Identify and solve potential and actual security problems
  • Assess the current situation, evaluate trends and anticipate security requirements
  • Keep users informed by preparing performance reports; communicating system status
  • Maintain quality service by following organization standards
  • Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Stakeholder management and communication
  • Security through leadership
  • Customer security communication and advisory on emerging trends and threats

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Cyber Security Specialist
  • Must have a minimum of two cybersecurity certifications
  • Hands-on experience analysing high volumes of logs, network data and other attack artefacts
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning solutions and techniques
  • Proficiency with cybersecurity controls and technologies such as EDR, WAF, DAM, PAM, IPS/IDS, CASB, Next-Generation Firewalls etc
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or equivalent education or work experience
  • 2-3 years minimum cybersecurity work experience
  • High integrity, self-starter, good communicator and autonomous decision making

How to apply

Candidates that meet the above minimum requirements must send an application letter and CV by 24th June 2022 to our opportunities email  [email protected]

The Head Finance & Administration

Next Solutions Risk & Assurance Limited

Plot No.194/1 Joe Kapilikisha Road,

Ibex Hill, Lusaka,


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