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Position Title: Enterprise Security Architect

Job Summary Statement/Purpose:
The role is required to assist in the development of a security architecture capability that will continue to mature to address the complex security problems in systems, people and processes including those that emerge in digital business transformation. It incorporates planning and designing Sasria’s processes, Information and Technology components to interact harmoniously while aligned with business requirements to maintain a state of “managed-security-related risk”. Requires agility in learning core skills and emerging skills based on unique circumstances within the organisation. The Enterprise Security Architect will supervise third-party service providers and internal security teams.

Current Status: Closed

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: August 15, 2022

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Qualifying Criteria

1. Architecture and strategy
• Understand how business architecture shapes and defines the technical security architecture.
• Improve the security methods and practices that influence the architecture and design of Sasria processes and technology deployments.
• Risk Management- master data centric risk management and data flow maps; ongoing assessments on Sasria environments (both on-prem and cloud based) to ensure risk is mitigated effectively.
• Security Architecture Methods – be familiar with security architecture methodologies and frameworks (e.g., SABSA, TOGAF E-OSA, NIST CSF).
• Security Frameworks, Standards & Best Practices.
• Understand necessary interactions across both formal activities and more informal communications.

2. Leadership
• Influence how the business will adopt security.
• Use business relationship management to interact and work with relevant stakeholders to ensure that their needs are addressed by the security architecture.
• Strategic Planning.
• Relationship Management.
• Political Navigation.

3. Privacy Advocacy
• Be aware of and having a data inventory of all private data stored in company systems.
• Know what data protection mechanism have been deployed to protect private data.
• Know expectations set by compliance and risk teams for the processing and storage of private data.
• Know legal limitations placed on data in cloud such as residency and sovereignty limitations.
• Understand how privacy is handled by Sasria’s contractual arrangements with service providers.

4. Technical
• Understanding of a broad technological security architecture.
• Identity and Access Management including ecommerce systems.
• Privileged Access Management.
• Network and processes design.
• Secure application development.
• Standards and security baselines configurations.
• Data Protection initiatives including cloud applications and infrastructure.
• Matured understanding of Cryptography.
• Tech Security Deployments.

5. Operational
• Improve technologies that influence how IT operates in a secure manner.
• Mature understanding of Infrastructure tools.
• Monitoring & Compliance Tools.
• Network security services including Security Operations activities.
• Cloud Security management and controls implementation.
• Physical security technology.
• Assuring protection of types of business information.
• Assuring integrity of business processes.
• Protecting communications and information flow within the business.
• Ability to meet regulatory and legal obligations.

6. Service Delivery
• Provide third line support to users with any Information Security related queries within the SLA time frame.
• Overseeing and providing advanced support on open issues (e.g., customer logged tickets, incidents, projects etc.).
• Assist in incident response for any breaches, intrusions, or theft.
• Coach and guide team members regarding security activities.
• Assist the end-user, and IT in requesting security variances and implementation of subsequent configuration change requests.

7. Adhoc
• Recommend best security practices to achieve business objectives, advises on risk assumptions for any variances granted, and provides alternatives to achieve desired end results.
• Research, identify and recommend improvement to capabilities and maturity of threat and vulnerability management strategy, policy, standards, processes, procedures, and tools in order to deliver value to the business.
• Maintain system documentation and configuration data for regulatory and audit purposes.
• Assist in the management and optimisation of Security Operations Centre for detection, prevention protection and response on cyberattacks.

• Bachelors Degree/National Diploma in IT or equivalent IT related Degree or Diploma.
• ITIL & COBIT mandatory.
• Cybersecurity certification: ISO 27001, CRISC, CISSP & CEH highly recommended.

• Minimum of 8 years cybersecurity related experience.
• Experience in security architecture methodologies, tools, and enablers.
• Hands-on experience with implementation and monitoring of various IT Security solutions.
• Excellent understanding of IT operational processes and controls including projects deployment.
• Excellent understanding of regulatory requirements facing the IT environment (PCI DSS, POPIA, GDPR).
• Must be persuasive and be able to communicate cybersecurity related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical staff.
• Be able to map business needs to technology solutions.
• Solid understanding of security risks and preventative controls.
• Understand IaaS/PaaS/SaaS security deployments; native cloud security tools; CASB/CSPM/CWPP capabilities.

• Security Frameworks, Standards and Best Practices:
• ISO 27001 and ISAE 3402 SOC 2
• NIST SP 800-53
• CIS or DISA benchmarks
• Microsoft Cloud Adoption framework
• Microsoft Cybersecurity Reference Architecture
• Familiar with security architecture methodologies and frameworks (e.g., SABSA, TOGAF E-OSA0).
• Experienced in multiple domains of cybersecurity.
• Be open-minded to new ways of doing things.
• Experience in the development and usage of Technology Patterns / Models to achieve business outcomes.
• Recognised subject matter expert.

• Successful leader traits.
• Problem solving skills with the ability to interpret and analyse data.
• Ability to explore and learn new technology and processes.
• Have emotional resilience.
• Be able to manage relationships.
• Be able to handle conflict.
• Take initiatives in solving problems.
• Embrace diversity and collaboration.

A South African citizen of any gender, preference will be given to an EE candidate.

  • The role will be in Illovo, Johannesburg