IT Security Officer

Reporting to the IT Security Senior Manager within the risk department, the selected candidate will be assisting with the implementation of the IT Security programme. The IT Security Officer will be expected to manage a variety of tasks to help ensure that the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the Bank’s data is maintained.

Malta * Full-time

Duties and responsibilities

  • Assisting the team in conducting control tests, identifying risks, and recommending security controls based on IT security policies, standards, and global information security best practices (such as ISO 27001:2013, CIS, NIST framework)
  • Working with IT security technologies including SIEM, Cloud security technologies, host anti-virus software, content filtering software and monitoring and responding to alerts generated by such technologies.
  • Conducting vulnerability scans using scanning tools, following up on identified vulnerabilities and findings with the respective system owners
  • Co-authoring information security policies, standards to meet legal and regulatory requirements
  • Assisting other team members in delivering security awareness training for MeDirect employees and third-party contractors, and guiding and advising MeDirect employees to ensure information security best practices are implemented within the Bank
  • Assisting with conducting third-party cybersecurity due diligence at selection stage
  • Assisting to cyber security incidents by coordinating with the system owners and following-up on by conducting investigations to mitigate future occurrences

Required knowledge, skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Business and Computing, Information Security, or other similar fields
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in information technology , preferably in the information security field
  • Possession of an information security professional certification is ideal (CISSP, CISA, CISM, Security+)
  • Good understanding of IP, TCP/IP, and other network administration protocols
  • Working knowledge of security technologies including cloud security tools, firewalls, anti-virus, content filtering and vulnerability scanning software
  • Working knowledge of information security policies, standards and procedures will be considered an asset
  • Good presentation and report writing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

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