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Security Analyst

Remuneration:Basic salary 
Location:Cape Town
Type: Permanent
Company:Datafin Recruitment


A fast-paced leading e-commerce platform seeks a results-driven security analyst to join its team. You need to be strong in both root cause analysis and driving toaction. Should have a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or information security with at least three years’ experience within a similar role.

  • Perform/oversee periodic risks assessments to identify security vulnerabilities, determine the acceptable level of risk, and prepare recommendations to reduce information security risks.
  • Develop action plans, schedules, status reports, etc. to improve the status of the information security function.
  • Provide technical guidance regarding risks and control measures associated with new and emerging technology.
  • Prepare and periodically update information security policies, architectures, standards, and/or other technical documents to ensure all resources are adequately protected.
  • Assist in the selection, installation, and adoption of automated tools that enforce or monitor the compliance of information security policies, procedures, standards, and other information security requirements.
  • Ensure adequate audit trails exist for the detection, investigation and correction of information security breaches, violations, and other incidents.
  • Act as a technical advisor for a variety of ad-hoc information security projects as dictated by business and technology developments.
  • Coordinate information security efforts for internal groups that have security-related responsibilities.
  • Investigate methods to implement information security-related technologies.
  • Monitor and analyse security logs to identify any anomalies within the company’s environment and activities within network, systems and applications.
  • You will be responsible for both the company’s platform and office security matters.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or Information Security.
  • Relevant information security certifications preferred (i.e. CISSP, CISM).
  • At least three years of professional experience in a similar role.
  • Postgraduate degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Extensive network, system and application security experience.
  • Excellent understanding of TCP/IP and network communications.
  • Functional knowledge of web-based ecommerce technologies.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience with SIEM, IPS/IDS, Vulnerability Scanning, Penetration Testing and Incident Response.
  • Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude and high energy.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking, using data to make informed decisions.
  • Ability to disaggregate and structure solutions to ambiguous problems.
  • Solid quantitative skills.
  • Ability to interview and interact professionally with internal and external people.
  • Capability to present ideas succinctly, in writing and verbally.
  • Versatile and with the appetite to learn by doing.
While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.


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Posted on 30 Apr 10:28

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DataFin was established in 1999. We pride ourselves on the fact that we have established relationships with industry leaders and a vast majority of our business is repeat business.

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