Digital SOC Senior Manager (TMP) Africa, India and Middle East (AIM)
Ernst & Young AG
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
29d ago

EY’s Talent Market Place(TMP) connects our consultants to our markets while working on projects which are based in the Middle East.

Please Note : You must be willing to be deployed for a maximum of 2 years on the AIM TMP projects which are outside the home region but you shall be eligible for fly-

backs to your home country for one week in every 6 weeks.

Job Description :

EY is seeking a Senior Manager to join our world leading Security Operations Center (SOC).The position will be awarded to a passionate and driven individual who wants to join an elite team to make a real difference in protecting some of the world’s leading organizations from the active cyber threat landscape.

The senior manager will be responsible (along with the EY SOC Manager) to bring vision, innovation and execution to EY SOC through a series of ongoing initiatives.

He is expected to present to senior client executives at the SOC and help promote leading edge services.In addition, bring excellent collaboration skills to form a strong network of global SOCs and their respective management.

The senior manager will assist in the management of the day-to-day, 24 hours round the clock and 7 days a week operations of the SOC.

Responsibilities include managing, mentoring, and leading a team of SOC analysts providing cyber security monitoring services to various clients, responsible for continually improving customer experience, coaching and developing the staff, achieving and exceeding the quality metrics in a timely manner.

Responsibilities :

  • Assist in managing the SOC Team
  • Evaluate and monitor overall SOC effectiveness
  • Oversee , event and incident management activities and access provisioning
  • Supervise and monitor incident response activities and preparedness for SOC staff; participate and contribute to enterprise security breach response activities
  • Collaborate with the Cyber Security Leadership to develop and update Security Operations standards, procedures, guidelines, and leverage best practices
  • Oversee and manage Capital and Operations budget
  • Monitor various sources of breaking security news and lead the Security Operations Team’s response to new threats and vulnerabilities as appropriate.
  • Including, but not limited to, developing new attack signatures, identifying new indicators of compromise, communicating updated methods and tactics to the Security Operations Team and drafting client communications

  • Actively participate in hiring of new team members, adheres to policies and procedures, and create motivational strategies to drive quality performance
  • Identify opportunities to grow and improve SOC services, providing detailed recommendations for service enhancements, new services, and products, as appropriate
  • Generate new business opportunities by participating in market facing activities, executive briefings and developing thought leadership materials
  • Strong collaboration with EY senior executives, other key stakeholders and importantly other EY SOC Managers to co-establish, promote and drive a Cyber SOC ecosystem
  • To qualify, candidates must have :

  • Excellent team work capability, passion and drive to succeed and combat Cyber threats
  • Managerial capabilities and experience to motivate a diverse group of individuals, strong interpersonal skills to foster a team environment, and the ability to create and implement action plans
  • Previous supervisory experience in leading a SOC monitoring / response team
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Expert understanding of common cybersecurity attack vectors, threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures
  • Experience performing security analysis utilizing SIEM technologies and Threat Intelligence
  • Ability to build, lead, manage and motivate teams in a dynamic, mission-critical operations environment
  • Expert understanding of computer networking, systems administration, and vulnerability management
  • Manage customer relationships through resolving problems and following up on the status of projects
  • Expert in Cyber Incident Response
  • Awareness and knowledge of Big data analytics, dashboards, eGRC and behavioral analysis tools
  • Awareness and knowledge Cyber OT and IoT issues
  • Awareness and knowledge Attack & Penetration Testing / Ethical Hacking
  • Awareness and knowledge Application Security Risk Assessment
  • Qualifications & Experience :

  • Bachelor Degree in related discipline and 10+ years of experience in related field
  • 7+ years of experience in leading Security Operations and controls strongly preferred
  • 6 years of relevant technical and business experience required
  • Leadership experience in managing cross-functional teams and influencing senior level management and key stakeholders
  • Ability to be visionary, strategic, and tactical
  • Knowledge of current and emerging security standards, privacy regulations and security requirements
  • Ability to explain business principles of secure system designs in terms of business risk
  • In depth Desktop OS and Server OS knowledge
  • Strong networking and application knowledge
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Network monitoring technology platforms such as ArcSight, Qradar, Splunk or others
  • End point protection tools, techniques and platforms such as CarbonBlack, Symantec, McAfee or others
  • Internationally recognized technical certifications in relevant areas
  • Hands-on experience with TCP / IP, security concepts, WAN and LAN concepts, Routing Protocols, Firewall Security policies
  • Hands-on experience with industry leading security vendor platforms, including products such as Juniper security devices, ASA, Snort, Cisco IDS, Websense, NetForensics, etc
  • Hands-on experience with industry leading network management platforms
  • Practical experience on customer service processes and solving issues
  • Experience in VPN technology, PKI, AAA, and IDS concepts
  • Understanding of the principles of best practice security as embodied in ISO27001
  • Candidates should be willing to be based for up to 2 years in Middle East whilst maintaining home office in Africa
  • Speaking Arabic is an advantage though not a requirement
  • Who we are : At EY we support you in achieving your unique potential both personally and professionally. We give you stretching and rewarding experiences that keep you motivated, working in an atmosphere of integrity and teaming with some of the world's most successful companies.

    And while we encourage you to take personal responsibility for your career, we support you in your professional development in every way we can.

    You enjoy the flexibility to devote time to what matters to you, in your business and personal lives. At EY you can be who you are and express your point of view, energy and enthusiasm, wherever you are in the world.

    It's how you make a difference. Please note : Preference will be given to PDI candidates.

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