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Title Data Security Specialist
Location Port Louis
Job Information

Job Brief

We are looking for an experienced Data Security specialist, who possesses both deep and wide expertise in the data security space.

You will make things more secure by protecting system boundaries, protecting systems against attacks and securing sensitive data.


Key Responsibilities, Accountabilities and Duties

The key responsibilities, accountabilities and duties for the Data Security Specialist include:

  • Perform internal Information Security Audit activities in the area of ITGC, ISO 27001 and Physical Security across different functions and processes across the company.
  • Developing and implementing appropriate Information Security policies for the Organisation.
  • Acting as the technical contact for account managers and sales people regarding IT Security, Data protection policies, standards and procedure.
  • Monitoring the performance and security of our system and processes.
  • Identify gaps and recommend controls to mitigate the same
  • Interface with client’s security and risk teams on assessments and reviews
  • Review IT security architecture
  • Ensure ISMS Policies, Standards, Procedures are current and teams comply to the same
  • Identify and prioritize information security related risks through proactive risk assessments
  • Assess risks from emerging technologies and design adequate controls and processes
  • Study & recommend industry best practices, latest trends for continuous improvement of information security


Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent exposure towards planning and conducting Information Security Audits
  • Knowledge and practical application experience of information security, cyber security “best practices,” such as ISO 27001/27002, General Data Protection Regulations, etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of security systems and applications and a strong foundation in core area of security (e.g. OS hardening, DB hardening, Active Directory, Firewalls, IDS, IPS, Router, SIEM, DLP) is preferred
  • Knowledge of various control and risk management concepts and methodologies in latest technologies like: Cloud, Mobility, virtualization, etc.
  • Experience in developing and managing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan.
  • Communicate Security, risk and control related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical staff both internal and external client
  • Ability to simplify complex technical solutions for the customer and management
  • Understanding of organization structure, and ability to work effectively with internal support functions and operational areas
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to influence leadership team internally and clients externally
  • Strong written, communication and presentation skills
  • Self-learner and able to stay up to date on all security related matters


Experience and Education/Certifications

  • Degree in Computer Science or any related field from a recognized University
  • Product certification (eg. CCNA, MCP, MCSE) is an advantage
  • Full-time work experience in information security management and/or related functions (such as IT audit and IT Risk Management).
  • Ideally 3+ years’ experience in similar post


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