KRA Cyber Security Surveillance Officer Job

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Cyber Security Surveillance Officer Job, IT Jobs Kenya 2021, 

Job Summary:     

The job holder is responsible for carrying out cyber security monitoring of the Authority’s IT infrastructure and business systems for malicious activity and/or active threats. The role also involves responding to security incidents including containment, eradication and recovery in the 24/7 Security Operations Centre (SOC).

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor and analyze logs and alerts from a variety of different technologies across multiple platforms in order to identify and mitigate potential (or active) threats, intrusions, and/or compromises in the 24/7 SOC.
  • Provide timely detection, identification and alerts of possible attacks/intrusions, anomalous activities, and distinguish these incidents and events from benign activities.
  • Identify cyber-attacks targeted to the KRA network and systems, advise and block cyber attacks
  • Triage and investigate active threats, security breaches and other cyber security incidents.
  • Perform deep-dive incident analysis by correlating data from various sources. Generate/Review event analysis reports of incident investigations
  • Escalates cyber security events according to the Authority’s Cyber Security Incident Response Plan
  • Monitor and gather threat intelligence from the deep web and dark web for potential threats and incidents, and analyze such threats and risks and recommend appropriate mitigating measures.
  • Ensure conformity to ISO (9001/2015 and 27001/2013) and data security requirements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or IT related field.
  • Must have at least one of the following certifications or training in CEH/CHFI/ECIH/CISSP or in relevant  information security solutions certification, or incidents response
  • At least one (1) year related IT security work experience in a large or busy organization.

Technical Skills Required

  • Experience in cyber security threat Analysis
  • Experience in incident management
  • Experience in digital forensics and malware analysis
  • Experience in security tests or vulnerability management
  • Penetration testing skills
  • Research skills
  • Experience in cyber security operations(SOC/CIRT)

Key Competencies

  • Ability to work long hours including night shifts
  • Analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude
  • Excellent listening, communication and presentation skills
  • Reliable and thorough with a deep commitment to accuracy
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • A team player
  • Ability to prioritize competing work commitments and deliver on time

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