KCB Bank Hiring Cybersecurity Architect, Product Security

The Cyber Security Architect (Product Security) position will work with the business teams, architecture teams and technology teams to plan, design, build, and test products and services within the Bank. The Architect will be security chapter leads within Tribes in the Digital Center of Excellence, providing insights on security threats, controls design and identify appropriate mechanisms to be used to mitigate them.

The Architect will ensure that security requirements are well captured in product solutions specifications, architectural designs, and development plans while meeting the Banks Security Policies, Minimum Security Baselines, and best practice. The Architect will be expected to sit in solution discovery & exploration, design discussions, vendor demos, requirements documentation and approval sessions, to ensure inculcation of security controls.

The Architect will need to have a thorough understanding of complex IT systems and stay up to date with the latest security standards, systems, and security protocols, as well as best practice security products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Security Chapter Leads: Leading security (application security specialists and DevSecOps analysts) teams in business-driven tribes as per the Digital Centre of Excellence (DCoE) organization.
  • Security Design: Develops and maintains comprehensive security architectures, strategies, policies, and standards that enables the Bank to build and implement secure solutions that address current and emerging security threats.
  • Process Design: Define a secure design process and methodology for business products and services.
  • Secure Design Analysis: Review business requirements, conceptual designs, and solution architectures to identify missing or additional security requirements to be factored in.
  • Threat modelling: Perform threat modelling to identify, quantify, and address security risks within the IT environment.
  • Research and Development: Research and monitor emerging business and cybersecurity trends and proactively identify emerging cybersecurity use cases and drive adoption opportunities. Stay informed about the security landscape, internal and external threats, regulatory requirements, policy changes and other sources to help in creating new and/or reviewing existing security standards, guidelines and polices within the Bank.
  • Security Testing: Assist security testing teams to develop test scripts for developed products that ensure envisioned security requirements have been met. Work with solutions delivery teams in identifying compensating control alternatives where such security requirements cannot be met.
  • Technology Integration: Ensure that proposed solutions and/or technologies can integrate with the existing security solutions.
  • Stakeholder engagement: Work closely with technology and business stakeholders in designated projects and initiatives as the security architecture subject matter expert.
  • Reporting: Provide regular updates to the Business, IT leadership and other stakeholders on the current state of security architecture and the journey towards achieving the desired security posture.

The Person

For the above position, the preferred candidate will meet the below criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in BSc. Information Technology/ Computer Science/ Telecommunications/ Engineering (Electrical, Electronic).
  • At least a Certification in Information Security certification such as CISA, CISM, CISSP, Security+, GSE, GSEC, CRISC, SSCP.
  • At least a Certification in Information Security Testing and DevSecOps certification such as CDP, CSSLP, CEH, OSCP, CPT, GPEN, GWAPT, eJPT, eWAPT, eMAPT.
  • Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Have at least 5 years’ experience in Technology
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience in Cybersecurity
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience in System, Network, Database or Cloud Platform Administration
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience in Systems security testing

The above position is a demanding role for which the Bank will provide a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please log in to our Recruitment portal and submit your application with a detailed CV.

To be considered your application must be received by Friday 7th June 2024

Qualified candidates with disability are encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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