Senior Security Consultant

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We have a vacancy for a Senior Security Consultant based in South Africa.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform both consulting, advisory and assessment services.

  • Perform assessments, including gap assessments, prioritized approach assessments and formal assessments.

  • Write high-quality reports for clients, meeting all QA criteria.

  • Be able to travel regularly, both nationally and internationally (must have a valid passport).

  • Demonstrate soft consultancy skills such as written and verbal communication, time/budget management and reporting, assessment project management, meeting assessment timelines.

  • Take part in sales support and identifying new opportunities.

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with clients.

  • Ability to manage multiple clients simultaneously.

  • Ability to Work independently on projects.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or similar, and/or at least seven (7) + years of experience in a consulting or audit role, alternatively have experience in Information Security or IT security.

  • Have at least one industry-recognized professional certification from each list below:

    • List A: (ISC)2 Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) • ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) • Certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer

    • List B: ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) • GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA) • Certified ISO 27001, Lead Auditor, Internal Auditor 1 • IRCA ISMS Auditor or higher (e.g., Auditor/Lead Auditor, Principal Auditor) • IIA Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

  • PCI DSS QSA certification beneficial (although not required, we will get you certified).

  • Experience working in sectors such as retail, banking, fintech, software development (or any other industry where card payments are accepted).

  • Strong understanding of IT infrastructure including applications, servers, databases, network devices and security solutions.

  • Strong understanding of IT and security processes including change control, patch management, vulnerability management, configuration management, incident response etc.

  • Experience with software development methodologies and practices.

  • Virtualization experience beneficial.

  • Cloud security (AWS, Oracle) experience beneficial.

  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and compliance issues affecting clients related to privacy and data protection.


What is in it for you?

  • A competitive salary.

  • Paid vacation a year.

  • Career and professional development, including industry certifications.

  • Independent meaningful and challenging work.

  • Travel opportunities (sometimes to exotic locations).


If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and statement of interest to hr@sysnetgs.com