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Unfilled 1X Position of Information Security Analyst awaits at Discovery, South Africa!

Discovery is on the lookout for qualified candidates to fill out the position of Information Security Analyst across South Africa. If you have a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering and possess proficiency in Linux, Mac, and Windows operating systems, along with skills in Bash, PowerShell, and Python, then this could be your chance to join the dynamic Discovery team.

As an Information Security Analyst, you’ll play a crucial role in safeguarding Discovery’s digital assets. For more details about the job, including a comprehensive job description and application procedure, click below. Apply quickly and become an integral part of the Discovery team. Your exciting career awaits!

Position: Information Security Analyst

Business Unit: Discovery Central Services

Function: Information Security

Date: 24 Dec 2023

Location: Sandton – 1 Discovery Place, Gauteng, ZA

About Information Governance and Security:

The Information Governance and Security function within the Discovery Group is committed to ensuring the continuous protection of the organization’s information assets against evolving threats. This involves striking a balance between information security and the freedom necessary for efficient business operations.

Key Purpose:

The primary role of the Information Security Analyst is to perform penetration tests using various techniques that mimic real-world attacks to exploit vulnerabilities on web and mobile applications within the Discovery Group.

Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Work collaboratively with relevant stakeholders to identify penetration testing requirements.
  2. Plan and develop penetration methods, scripts, and tests.
  3. Execute penetration testing to uncover security weaknesses.
  4. Simulate security breaches to assess a system’s overall security.
  5. Generate comprehensive reports and recommendations based on findings, including identified security issues and associated risks.
  6. Advise on methods to address and mitigate security risks to systems.
  7. Present findings, risks, and conclusions to relevant stakeholders.
  8. Evaluate the potential impact of security breaches on the business and its users.
  9. Stay updated on the latest attack methodologies and tactics.
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Personal Attributes and Skills:

  1. Team player with strong interpersonal skills.
  2. Ability to work under pressure, meet project deadlines, and thrive in a stressful environment.
  3. Passionate about information security with up-to-date knowledge of trending security topics.
  4. Solid technical skills to operate independently and support a high-performing security team.
  5. Logical reasoning ability.

Qualifications & Experience:

  1. Relevant degree in Computer Science/Computer Engineering (advantageous).
  2. Security certifications such as CEH, GPEN, OSCP, CREST, etc.
  3. 3-5 years of experience in penetration testing, including web, mobile, and cloud applications.
  4. 2 years of experience in Red team engagements and threat analysis.
  5. Proficiency in Linux/Mac/Windows operating systems, including Bash, PowerShell, and Python.
  6. Expertise in network/wireless penetration testing.
  7. Ability to understand and modify code in various programming languages and frameworks.
  8. Proficiency in cryptographic protocols and cipher suites.
  9. Thorough understanding of network protocols, data on the wire, and covert channels.
  10. Experience in source code reviews.
  11. Familiarity with penetration testing methodology and standards.

Employment Equity:

The company is committed to its approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets, which will be considered in the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, individuals with disabilities are actively encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: 

If you’re enthusiastic about this exciting opportunity and ready to apply, submit your application through Discovery’s offical career site , click on the link below for a streamlined and efficient process.

Apply Now for Information Security Analyst


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