IT Security Officer

Stanbic IBTC Bank

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Job Details

Group Information Technology: systems development, business analysis, architecture, project management, data warehousing, infrastructure, maintenance and production


Job Purpose

Responsible for performing security monitoring and incident handling to ensure the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of information assets for the Standard Bank Group.


Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities


  • Partner with relevant stakeholders to maintain and improve the security posture of Business and IT.
  • Develop appropriate measures to understand the effectiveness of securing the bank through the availability of systems.


Service Delivery:

  • Perform monitoring via the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tool as well as from external sources (e.g. telephone or email).
  • Report on false positives and escalate those to the Lead Analyst for verification.
  • Undertake incident analysis, tracking, recording, and response.
  • Work with or assist other Cyber Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) members in analysis activities.
  • Report new attack types or suspicious activity to the Lead Analyst.
  • Update the Case Management tools with evidence trails of all analysed incidents.
  • Document results of incidents.
  • Escalate and provide feedback on incidents as per Incident Handling Classification Standard and process.
  • Provide support to Lead Analyst and coordinate activities in support of Incident Containment.
  • Interact with the CSIRT team by assignment from Lead Analyst or Manager of Cyber Security Operations Centre.


Mitigation of Risk:

  • Continuously report on incidents identified via the SIEM.
  • Spot patterns across a number of systems to provide advanced warning on new threats.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of Stanbic IBTC’s policies, procedures, or overall IT environment. Adherence to all applicable Policies and Procedures is mandatory.



Ad- hoc compilation and submission of M.I.S reports.

Security incidents reporting.


Preferred Qualification and Experience


  • Understanding of the CSOC and CSIRT objectives and requirements.
  • Relevant IT certifications.
  • Working knowledge of relevant Operating Systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of standards associated with the role, e.g. ISO, CobiT, ITIL.
  • Understanding of incident management and case management technologies (ticketing systems).


Personal competencies

  • Excellent communication and skills, written and verbal.
  • Knowledge/Technical Skills/Expertise
  • TCP/IP, HTTP, network access controls, Security principles. 

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Stanbic IBTC Bank

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




Information Technology

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years