Experienced Hire
Cyber Security Manager
SNG GrantThornton
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Posted 19 November 2020

Job Details

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and lead a team of cyber security professionals;
  • Undertake project planning, execution and management of cyber security advisory assignments etc.;
  • Manage and or perform vulnerability assessments and penetration testing, security configurations reviews on network devices (firewalls, routers, and switches, IDS /IPS etc.), databases (Oracle, SQL, Sybase, Informix etc.) and operating systems (windows, Unix, Linux etc.);
  • Lead and develop managed cybersecurity advisory solutions e.g. MDR, SOC/SIEM solutions
  • Provide penetration testing to unveil any security vulnerabilities in the network. Internal and external network vulnerability assessment;
  • Sale and grow cyber security services to existing or new clients;
  • Respond to cyber security tenders;
  • Assess and assemble resources as necessary for cyber security projects;
  • Assist in ensuring that cyber audits are undertaken in an integrated fashion with manual internal auditors;
  • Prepare, issue and present reports to management;
  • Train and develop junior staff members on cyber security;
  • Conduct cyber security awareness training to clients;
  • Facilitate engagements pertaining to specialized audit or technical areas within area of responsibility and ensure that all the relevant internal and external stakeholders are involved;
  • General project administration and file management;
  • Ensure the audit plan is executed on time and per approved timelines; and
  • Ensure all cyber security assignment is delivered with the right quality.

Qualifications and experience

  • B Com (Information Systems) degree / B.Sc. (Computer Science) or an equivalent qualification
  • CISA / CISM / CEH / CPTE / CISSP or equivalent qualification will be an advantage
  • At least 4 or more years of specialized working experience as a manager which includes cyber security, network vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, infrastructure reviews and assessments, applications control, general control reviews and/or data analytics.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (MS-Word, MS Excel (at an advanced level of proficiency), MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook and Idea or ACL
  • Working Knowledge of vulnerability assessment and penetration testing tools
  • Knowledge of IT risk identification and assessment
  • Should have knowledge and experience of IT governance frameworks e.g. COBIT, ITIL, ISO, NIST
  • Good knowledge and experience of IT and integrated audits.
  • Experience in conducting internal and external vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, cyber security assessments and managed solutions e.g. Managed Vulnerability Management, SOC etc.
  • Experience in performing and managing security configurations reviews on operating systems, databases and network devices
  • Experience in performing and managing ERP security advisory assignments e.g. SAP
  • Analytical skills, agility and the ability to think outside the box.
  • Good project management and administration skills including WIP management.


  • The ability to independently run a project profitability, on time, within budget and at the expected quality.
  • Good supervision and project management skills.
  • Knowledge of audit tools such as Teammate will be advantageous.