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M-Pesa Africa - Cyber Security Prevent & Defence Specialist - (23000221)



Published On: 24th, May 2023

Closes on: 16th, June 2023

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Job Description

  • M-Pesa, is a pioneering fintech business and global market leader in mobile money. From starting in 2007 as a convenient means by which the unbanked and underbanked can make digital payments, M-Pesa has now grown to offer >50 million active customers financial services, enterprise, merchant, and retail solutions. We are proud of our work in enabling the digital economy in our markets, and in driving financial inclusion.

    M-Pesa Africa is currently supporting 6 markets and scaling with a mission to build a ONE M-Pesa, the largest FinTech and digital ecosystem in Africa by 2025.


    • Reporting to the Manager- Cybersecurity Prevent & Defence , the Cyber Security Prevent & Defence Specialist will be responsible for:
    • Being a SPOC in Cyber Security for one African Market and backup SPOC for another, assisting with remediation of vulnerabilities, patching and systems hardening;
    • Maintenance and support of various cybersecurity systems including (but not limited to) Firewalls, WAF, Antivirus, Logging Solutions, Network and Host IDS/IPS
    • Act as an operational team lead in the configuration, management and upgrade of a wide variety of other security products/appliances
    • Troubleshoot and remediate Level 1/2/3 issues impacting Cybersecurity operations
    • Facilitate implementation, management and optimization of Cyber Security policies, standards and procedures;
    • Provide support for cyber incident detection and response;
    • Drive standards of excellence to achieve the Cyber Security strategy
    • Implement actions to close MPA risks, Audit & Reviews (Internal and External)
    • Improvement of the Cyber security posture of the company through several initiatives, including but not limited to Cyber Security Baselines.


    Apply if you have:

    • Minimum of 5 years Network Security experience with Intrusion Prevention Systems, Web Application 
    • Firewalls, VPN administration, Content Filters, Security Scanning tools
    • Minimum of 1-year focused Security experience in Incident Management, Intrusion Analysis, Network troubleshooting or Reverse Engineering.
    • Experience in design, delivery and support of Information Security solutions to customers will be and added advantage

    What you can expect from us

    • We believe in a fair and robust interview process
    • We have a robust flexible total reward scheme
    • Dedicated support and mentoring/coaching
    • Opportunity to develop and progress – plus a solid dedication to work-life integration. It all means you’ll have everything you need to advance your career and achieve your full potential.

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