Information Security Expert

 

Responsible to manage the IT Security posture of the organisation’s business functions and advise management to improve information risk and curtail cyber threats

 

Description:

Advises and assists on information security risk and control matters of the organization

Develops information security roadmaps, strategies and remediation plans

Reviews information security policies and procedures

Contributes towards the design and operation of related compliance monitoring and improvement activities to ensure compliance with internal security policies and regulations

Implements security solutions (infrastructure and/or application) including the design, configuration, development, testing and deployment of security-related technologies

Supports the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of Information Security Management System (For example, ISO/IEC 27001 series standards)

Conducts internal information security audits /snapchecks

Manages the implementation of Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans 

Postgraduate degree in Information Security /Computer Security/Information Technology

At least any one of these Certifications e.g. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) or Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

At least  5 years of experience in information security

Interpersonal Relationship

-Listens actively, respects others and takes into account different points of view and integrates them

-Proactively resolves interpersonal or personal matters that could affect performance

-Demonstrates an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of team members and balances own needs and those of team or organisation

Initiative

-Is aware of goals, processes and performance standards of the team

-Demonstrates a behavior based on action, sets priorities and uses time effectively

-Works independently and proposes solutions according to the requirements

-Manages work activities according to the changing priorities of the organisation

-Welcomes new or different solutions and approaches and maintains a positive and constructive attitude towards change, setbacks or stressful situations

Commitment and Collaboration

-Shares information in general while respecting the applicable procedures

-Adjusts own approach and communication according to the audience and the circumstances

-Promotes excellence and recognizes the contribution and the success of others

Analysis and Innovation

-Plans and adjusts work based on a thorough knowledge of the requirements of the position and seeks clarification and guidance, whenever required

-Establishes a global perspective from information gathered from various sources

-Exercises a sound judgment and ensures to have all relevant facts before making a decision

-Has the ability to step back and review the approach

Values and Ethics

-Demonstrates a sense of values and ethics personally and professionally

-Discusses internal concerns with superiors or colleagues and if necessary, uses appropriate mechanisms to seek advice or disclose a misconduct

Leadership

-Gives clear direction and instruction. Builds others’ confidence, making them feel better equipped to do their jobs

-Supports team development. Gives others opportunities to practise new skills and capabilities, and provides or arranges coaching. Works to provide a supportive environment by securing necessary resources and removing blocks to effective working

-Is a role model for effective leadership. Sets a strong example through own behaviour. Gives timely and specific feedback on what has been done well and where there is room for improvement. Helps individuals think through issues for themselves

Other Competencies

-Proficiency in standard security practices, network architecture, routing and TCP/IP protocols, risk assessment methodologies

-Good level of both written and spoken English and French


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The Making Of

Given the vibrant and dynamic nature of the ICT/BPO sector in Mauritius, employers report an ongoing mismatch of skills between what is required and what is readily available. One of the reasons underpinning this state of affairs, is the information asymmetry that exists at any particular point of time between the demand and supply of labour.

 

In this light, in 2013, the HRDC in collaboration with professionals in the ICT/BPO sector developed the nomenclature of job profiles. It comprised 33 job profiles under 6 sub-sectors namely BPO, Call Centre, Networking, Software Development & Web, Software Testing and Systems Design.

A number of rigorous working and validation sessions were held with representatives of the industry to constitute and finalise the job profiles.

 

The ever-changing character of ICT/BPO occupations coupled to the need to systematically provide novel information on career pathways have highlighted the need for continual and user friendliness of information provision.

 

The Career Development Stairway (CaDS) website was developed with this in mind. To this end, a working group was set up to review the job profiles and the competency matrix in line with developments of the sector and requirements of the CaDS website.

 

Team leads (members of the working group) were assigned sub-sectors and they sought the collaboration of other ICT/BPO operators for crafting the job profiles. This exercise gave rise to 63 jobs and 3 additional sub-sectors emerged.

 

Career progression was also worked out for the jobs. The revised nomenclature of job profiles was thereafter subjected to a validation workshop where the players of the industry helped to refine them. This formed the bedrock for the development of the CaDS website.

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The Director
Human Resource Development Council
4th Floor
NG Tower
Ebene Cybercity
Mauritius
Tel : +230 454 4009 (PABX) 
Fax: +230 454 6220 / 454 6260
Email: cads@hrdc.intnet.mu