IT Security Officer

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1282
Date Posted:Jan 31, 2019
Closing Date:Feb 13, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:IT
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Da Afghanistan Bank:

DAB plays role as central bank of Afghanistan located at Ibne Sina Watt Kabul Afghanistan.

Job Summary:

We are looking for an Information Security Officer to maintain and enhance the information security posture of Afghanistan Payments Systems. As the Information Security Officer you will proactively assess potential items of risk and opportunities of vulnerabilities in APS’s Information System under direct supervision of Information Security Specialist. At this position, you will respond to all types of IT security incidents. You will be responsible for developing a strong, capable and efficient response program in collaboration of other sections in IT department.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Analyze IT specifications to assess security risks

Analyze existing security systems and make recommendations for changes or improvements

Design and implement safety measures and data recovery plans

Install, configure and upgrade security systems

Develop bash scripts and should have a found conceptual knowledge of Operating Systems

Secure networks through firewalls, password protection and other systems

Inspect hardware for vulnerable points of access

Recognizes problems by identifying abnormalities; reporting violations

Determines security violations and inefficiencies by conducting periodic audits

Monitor the network and provide early warning of abnormalities or problems

Act on privacy breaches and malware threats

Serve as a security expert and conduct trainings when needed

Keep technical knowledge current through continuing education

Draft policies and guidelines

Prepare reports and action plans in the event that a security breech does occur

Organize and conduct tests and “ethical hacks” of the existing security architecture

Upgrade systems regularly to remain competitive in the field of security

Communicate the system status and keep users informed of downtime or changes to the system

Participates in 24x7 on-call schedule

Able to use Kali Linux, Metasploit framework and other penetration testing tools

And any other task that may assign by the manager

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related discipline

Master degree holders are preferred.

Professional certification (e.g. CCNA, CCNP, CompTIA Security+, CISSP, CEH, etc.) is a plus

4 years of experience as an Information Security Officer or network administrator

Basic knowledge of ISO 2700X series

Familiarity with security frameworks (e.g. NIST Cyber security framework) and risk management methodologies

Knowledge of patch management, firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems

Familiarity with public key infrastructure (PKI) and cryptographic protocols (e.g. SSL/ TLS)

An analytical mind with excellent problem-solving ability

Outstanding communication and organization skills

Decision-making skills

Job Keywords:

IT Security Officer
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