Website cGrate Zambia
Processes Payments by connecting consumers, merchants & issuers
Summary: We are seeking a skilled and experienced Networks/Cyber Security Officer to join our IT team and take charge of ensuring the security and integrity of our cGrate Zambia Limited’s networks and systems. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in cybersecurity best practices, network architecture, and incident response protocols. They will be responsible for safeguarding our digital assets, identifying vulnerabilities, and implementing robust security measures to protect against cyber threats.
Network Security: Design, implement, and maintain security measures to protect the cGrate Zambia Limited’s network infrastructure from unauthorized access, breaches, and cyberattacks.
Cyber Threat Management: Monitor network traffic, security logs, and other relevant sources to detect potential cybersecurity threats, intrusions, and anomalies.
Incident Response: Develop and execute incident response plans in case of security breaches or cyber incidents, ensuring timely and effective containment and resolution.
Vulnerability Assessment: Conduct regular security assessments, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing to identify weaknesses in the network infrastructure and applications.
Security Policy Development: Develop, update, and enforce network and cybersecurity policies, standards, and guidelines in alignment with industry best practices and compliance requirements.
Access Control: Manage user access and permissions to network resources and data, implementing least privilege principles to limit unauthorized access.
Firewall Management: Configure and manage firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) to enforce network security policies and protect against potential threats.
Security Awareness Training: Provide cybersecurity awareness training to employees, educating them about cybersecurity risks and best practices.
Data Protection: Implement data encryption, data loss prevention (DLP), and data backup strategies to protect sensitive information and ensure business continuity.
Network Monitoring: Monitor network performance and security systems continuously, investigating and responding to security alerts promptly.
Compliance and Reporting: Ensure compliance with relevant cybersecurity regulations and industry standards, and prepare regular reports on security incidents, vulnerabilities, and risk assessments.
Security Architecture: Collaborate with the IT team to design secure network architectures for new projects and system deployments.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field.
Proven experience as a Network/Cyber Security Officer or a similar role in managing enterprise-level security operations.
Strong knowledge of networking protocols, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, and security best practices.
Familiarity with cybersecurity frameworks and regulations (e.g., NIST, ISO 27001, GDPR, HIPAA).
Experience in conducting vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, and security audits.
Familiarity with security tools such as SIEM, IDS/IPS, antivirus, and DLP solutions.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think strategically and anticipate potential security threats.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, capable of conveying complex technical information to non-technical stakeholders.
Relevant industry certifications, such as CISSP, CompTIA Security+, or CISM, is an advantage.