Information Security Officer

 

To assist in the implementation of information security controls related to the ICT infrastructure within the organisation

 

Description:

Monitors internal control systems to ensure that appropriate information access levels and security clearances are maintained

Monitors and analyses network security hardware and software (for example, Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems)

Assists in drafting Information Security policies and procedures based on international standards e.g. ISO 27001

Provides support in conducting risk and vulnerability assessments

Investigates any vulnerability or information security issue(s) and reports appropriately to the Chief Information Security Officer

Guide users in troubleshooting security issues

Helps in promoting an Information Security culture within the organization by training users and helps in developing materials to promote best practices and guidelines on Information Security

 

 

Degree in IT related field

Information Security Certifications e.g. CompTIA Security+

At least 1 year relevant experience in the Information Security field

 

 

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

Initiative

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

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

Commitment and Collaboration

-Shares information in general while respecting the applicable procedures

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

Values and Ethics

-Demonstrates a sense of values and ethics personally and professionally

Other Competencies

-Keeping up to date with information security trends and statistics

-Good level of both written and spoken English and French

-Ability to work in teams

-Ability to meet deadlines

-Keep up to date with latest technologies


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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