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Senior Cybersecurity Specialist

Office location: Basel
Department: General Secretariat
Unit: Corporate Security
Service: Cyber Security
Employment - Duration: 3 years
Contract type: Fixed-term
FTE%: 100%
Application Deadline: 24/11/2019



We are looking for a Senior Cybersecurity Specialist to join the Cyber Resilience Coordination Centre as part of the Cyber Security team fortifying the Bank’s cyber defence program in the area of incident response and analysis. The ideal candidate is highly skilled in cybersecurity operations and has had considerable exposure to security engineering concepts. In addition to being up to date on the latest technologies, you are a strong team player with exceptional analytical skills, have the ability to perform external outreach activities for the Central Bank community, a flair for complex problem-solving and the ability to communicate in a clear, swift and concise manner.


Principal accountabilities:

  • Identify and analyse unauthorised activity (e.g., misuse, malware, intrusion attempts) on monitored networks; recognise potential, successful and unsuccessful intrusion attempts; provide comprehensive incident documentation and review
  • Embed security engineering into IT infrastructure projects and advise on topics such as security services segmentation and encryption/authentication technologies
  • Lead incident response activities for cybersecurity events across all IT
  • Contribute to the development of advanced cybersecurity analytics
  • Contribute to external outreach activities such as cyber range exercises, applying cyber resilience frameworks, and incident response training
  • Conduct cybersecurity risk assessments, advising on security measures to protect the Bank’s infrastructures
  • Ensure effective vulnerability management by contributing to the design of and subsequent compliance with security standards and policies
  • Contribute to the implementation of key critical controls and compliance requirements


Qualification and work experience:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • At least five years’ work experience in cybersecurity operations, including extensive exposure to security engineering-related concepts
  • Additional certifications such as CISSP, SANS GIAC/GSEC, GPEN, GWAPT, CEH, CISA etc., would be a plus



  • Lead and/or contribute to technical security projects
  • Credible track record as technical lead and/or project manager
  • Expert in network and communication technologies with a strong understanding of IT infrastructure and application architecture
  • Expert knowledge of cybersecurity incident response activities
  • Good understanding of mobile-related technologies and cloud-based federated access management technologies
  • Demonstrated security engineering skills in application security, encryption and cloud technologies, and secured mobility
  • Familiar with industry-recognized key critical controls (e.g. SANS or equivalent)
  • Good understanding of the landscape of security solution providers
  • Strong analytical capabilities and data analysis skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills with fluency in English
  • Team player but technically autonomous



The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff

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