Information Security Officer (ISO)

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: To Be discussed
Recruiter: MECS Africa
Job Ref: JHB008145/DN
Summary: Our client based in Johannesburg is looking for a Experienced Information Security Officer (ISO)



Job Description

Experience Requirements: Non negotiable

Essential qualifications and experience

  • University degree in the field of computer science and information security
  • Honours Degree Would be an advantage
  • 3+ years’ security-related work experience,
  • Knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001 and NIST.
  • Knowledge of patch management, firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems (e.g. SCCM)
  • Knowledge and experience of Information Security Risk and Security governance CCNA, CISSP, CISM or related certification is a definite plus
  • Knowledge of working with Information security tool (e.g. Firewalls, Antivirus, Network monitoring tool)
  • Experience dealing with Audits
  • Experience working with stakeholders
  • Strong process methods
  • Provide Cyber Security Guidance across functions and regions.
  • Drive remediation activities across the offices
  • Extensive experience in Information Technology, with a background in Security and Compliance
  • Key duties and responsibilities
  • Develop, implement, and monitor a strategic, comprehensive enterprise information security and IT risk management program to ensure that information assets are adequately protected.
  • Work directly with the business units to facilitate risk assessment and risk management processes
  • Develop and enhance an information security management framework
  • Understand and interact with related disciplines through committees to ensure the consistent application of policies and standards across all technology projects, systems, and services
  • Provide leadership to the enterprise''s information security organization
  • Partner with business stakeholders across the company to raise awareness of risk management concerns
  • Assist with the overall business technology planning, providing a current knowledge and future vision of technology and systems
  • Educate workers about computer security and promote security awareness and security protocols
  • IT security systems administration - Act as system administrator for a variety of security-related systems, including but not limited to intrusion detection and prevention devices, connection loggers, vulnerability scanners, and network monitoring devices.
  • Ensure security is embedded in IT System and Network Infrastructure (Mobile, IS and Enterprise) across organization
  • Choose, implement, monitor and upgrade computer anti-virus and malware protection systems.
  • Upgrade systems regularly to remain competitive in the field of security.
  • Communicate the system status and keep users informed of downtime or changes to the system
  • Create and maintain appropriate documentation.
  • Finding the best way to secure the IT infrastructure of an organization.


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