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Information Security Specialist, Incident Response - IPSA10 - Office-based
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||01-Dec-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||IPSA (Regular)|
|Post Level :||IPSA-10|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Instructions to Applicants: Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file.
The following documents shall be required from the applicants:
Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.
The United Nations Development Programme is the global development agency of the United Nations system that operates in 177 countries. To support the UNDP Digital Strategy 2022-2025 and enable the digital transformation of the organization, the Information and Technology management (ITM) office is tasked with developing and operating the enabling corporate technology platforms and providing related services that power the digital transformation including: (1) advice, administration and operation to promote delivery of maximum business value of each platform; (2) a global service desk operation; (3) and outreach services and capacity building activities to promote knowledge sharing and effective, agile planning and governance of technology development and utilization.
Within the Office of Information and Technology Management (ITM), The Cyber Security office is responsible for managing the information security risks for UNDP. As organizations face increasingly sophisticated?cyberattacks, the office works to strengthen UNDP's cybersecurity protection, both in terms of human resources and systems.?This involves scanning systems for potential risks, adopting innovative solutions to advance our IT infrastructure as well as training employees to adopt safe cybersecurity practices.
The Information Security Specialist will report to the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
Under the Supervision of the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, the Information Security Specialist is responsible for comprehensive incident handling in accordance with policy and guidelines which includes how incidents are defined, reported, verified, tracked, contained, and recovered. Specifically the incumbent will be involved with:
· Developing solutions to automate cybersecurity tasks using Python
· Maintaining a variety of cloud-native security solutions, including but not limited to: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR), Develop automation pipelines and custom scripts to reduce manual labor and minimize human error.
· Monitoring and evaluating events, alerts, and notifications from the cyber security infrastructure for indications of suspicious/unauthorized activity.
· Responding to detected or reported cyber security incidents.
· Monitoring vendor and industry alerts, warnings, and security advisories, and follow up with appropriate system and service owners within the organization to ensure that corresponding risks are mitigated.
· Promoting security best practices and plan security awareness trainings.
Preparing and presenting other related in-house trainings on cybersecurity topics for broad range of audiences.
Required Skills and Experience
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