+27 11 463 3633 info@e-merge.co.za
Liza Van Den Berg
    October 13, 2017
    Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Job Type


    The incumbent will analyse current sophisticated targeted attacks by external or internal parties and prepare the cyber defence team to mitigate any cyber security threats, which the organisation may face. The incumbent will play a major role in developing “world class” cyber defence capabilities within the bank.


    • Conduct Attack and Threat Analysis
    • Malware Analysis
    • Lead the Cyber Defence team in attack simulations
    • Vulnerability research and analysis
    • Further development of the SIEM
    • Work closely with the Cyber Offence team
    • Expand the capabilities of the Cyber Defence team

    Min Requirements:

    • Demonstrated experience with:
    • Researching threat actors and analysing the latest threats and attacks
    • Threat analysis and cyberattack methodologies, including kill-chain analysis
    • Threat hunting and the development of mitigation plans
    • Splunk
    • Security testing tools (Nessus, Metasploit, Burp/ZAP, Kali, etc.)
    • A scripting language (Python or PowerShell preferred)
    • Knowledge transfer and expanding team capabilities
    • Significant experience with:
    • Microsoft Active Directory, SQL, SharePoint
    • various operating systems (Windows and Red hat preferred)
    • Advanced understanding of common network protocols, system architecture

    Familiarity with:

    • cryptographic protocols and cypher suites
    • Agile and DevOps models
    • Proven ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment as part of a high-performance team
    • Uncompromising ethics and confidentiality
    • In-depth knowledge of attack methodologies used against the banking and financial sectors
    • Strong technical knowledge of security architecture, tools and controls with specific demonstrated experience in proactive detection, mitigation, and resolution of advanced cyber attacks and/or threats
    • In-depth knowledge of information threat hunting and analysis
    • Familiarity with NIST Cybersecurity Framework, CIS controls, and industry regulatory requirements, specific to information security
    • Experience with establishing/measuring security through DevOps models and automation
    • Leveraging external relationships to enhance intelligence collection efforts
    • Banking systems knowledge

    Qualifications and Experience Required:

    • Grade 12 / Matric
    • Ethical Hacking Training (CEH, CPT/GPEN, OSCP)
    • Cyber Intelligence Training
    • A relevant tertiary qualification (BSc., BEng., etc.) - Ideal
    • A relevant Information Security certification (i.e. CISSP, CISM) – Ideal
    • 4+ years’ experience in Information Security
    • 2+ years’ experience in Threat Intelligence or Threat Hunting
    • 1-2 years’ experience in Security Incident Response
    • Financial services/banking background - Ideal
    • Some IT Forensics experience

    If you are ready to take your career to the next level, then this may be the right opportunity for you!

    Reference Number for this position is LV39639-2017 which is a permanent position based in Stellenbosch offering a salary negotiable on experience.

    The time for change is NOW! e-Merge IT recruitment are specialist niche recruiters with a wide range of positions available. We offer researched positions with top companies to strong technical candidates. Email Liza on liza@e-merge.co.za or call her on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

    “If you haven’t heard from e-Merge IT within 2 weeks of your application, please consider it unsuccessful for this position”

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