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CSIR Jobs Pretoria – Cybersecurity Specialists

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Job Description:

The CSIR has two vacancies for Cybersecurity Specialists in the Information and Cyber Security Centre within the Defence and Security Cluster. The incumbents will be responsible to conceptualize, research, design, deploy, operate, monitor and/or maintain cybersecurity solutions and systems for the protection of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) assets including supporting incident response and recovery processes in public and private sector, Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coach and mentor young cybersecurity specialists;
  • Implement and review cybersecurity architecture and processes across multiple cybersecurity domains;
  • Conduct technical research and development in the information and cyber security domain;
  • Perform threat hunting, analytics and intelligence;
  • Engage and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to deliver multiple projects and solve multiple information and cyber security challenges (e.g. assess near and long-term network security assessments, vulnerabilities and risks);
  • Assess, evaluate, update diverse cyber security systems and products across multiple technology environments against vulnerabilities and threats;
  • Support the design, development and/or piloting of emerging cybersecurity technologies;
  • Prepare, review, and publish reports, cybersecurity advisories and articles in local and international forums;

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to take ownership of own career and development;
  • Cybersecurity certifications such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH, Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Network Security+, Firewall Related Certifications, Certified Security Analyst (CSA), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) will be advantageous;
  • Ability to stay current in own field;
  • Ability to work well under pressure, decision-oriented and meet deadlines;
  • Advanced knowledge of computer security, web security, infrastructure security, database security, wired and wireless network security, and applications security;
  • Ability to plan, prioritise & time management;
  • Oriented to customer service orientation and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently in a team context;
  • Ability to work across diverse information and cyber security domains;
  • Ability to mentor and coach team members;
  • Ability to solve challenging and complex technical security problems;
  • Understanding of research and development processes;
  • Knowledge of different cyber security frameworks such as NIST and/or ISO27001;
  • Ability to innovate and create new solutions for current cyber security problems;
  • Advanced knowledge and experience of security systems’ administration (i.e. firewalls, virtual private networks, proxies, intrusion detection and prevention systems and others);
  • Good verbal and written communication;

Qualification & Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science/engineering or related fields with at least three years’ experience in the information and security domain;

Job Details:

Company: CSIR

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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