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VP - Cyber Network and Defense

Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates

At DarkMatter, we are building an organisation of specialists to provide the ultimate integrated cyber security protection available. Whatever the scope, scale or sensitivity of our clients’ work, we'll assess their risks, resolve their vulnerabilities and always keep them ahead of the threat, offering them the best possible products and solutions.

In this role, you will:

    • Assist VP and SVP, within Cyber Advisory Services over Cyber Network Defence (CND) in developing strategies to expand the portfolio of services offered and improve the efficiency and consistency of service delivery 
    • Supervise and manage delivery of services related to Network (wired and wireless), web- based applications, systems, and database penetration tests and vulnerability assessments, manage results and ensure all recommendations to the Government and other clients are well documented and provisioned in a clear, unambiguous language 
    • Supervise and manage delivery of technical security assessments, logical security audits, and technical security evaluations and implementations 
    • Supervise and manage delivery of compromised assessments, threat hunting, incident response and digital forensics services 
    • Provide expert in-depth knowledge in collecting and analysing security events and responding to security incidents
    • Develop strategies to handle security incidents and coordinate investigative activities
    • Maintain a Technical Testing and Digital Forensic Laboratory against ISO accreditation.
    • Maintain current knowledge of industry trends, threats, methodologies and core technologies in order to assimilate client needs and provide appropriate technical remediation solutions 
    • Ability to lead the development of current threat identification techniques and development of new methodologies and frameworks 
    • Lead and support sales proposals and presentations
    • Ensure adherence to operating budget of CND unit 
    • Develop talent within the team by providing consistent direction and support to achieve targets and grow into leadership positions 
    • Consistently manage team, including resolving issues and maintaining high motivation levels within the team 
    • Complete accurate, objective and fact-based performance appraisals for all direct reports on time 
    • Provide input to performance appraisals of peers 
    • Establish a trusted advisor relationship through oversite and delivery at multiple executive levels within client environments
    • Understand all security related initiatives in active delivery or planned projects
    • Develop, align with appropriate metrics in consulting delivery
    • Writes and presents effectively; adjusts to fit the audience and the message; strongly gets a message across
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Experience leading and supporting technical assessments and audit activities
    • Strong decision making, time management, and customer service skills
    • Act as a role model for the DarkMatter Group culture and values

     

  • Technical Skills

    • Extensive experience with:
      • Vulnerability Assessments 
      • Penetration Testing 
      • Network Security
      • Application Security 
      • Intrusion Detection or Prevention, Response and Management
      • Digital Forensics
    • Threat modeling fundamentals and penetration testing skills 
    • Experience with establishing and maturing enterprise Risk Management Frameworks
    • Familiarity with current application models, data analytics, cloud services, and mobility
    • Familiarity with SIEM tools, next generation firewalls, and behavioural analytics
    • Specific knowledge of cyber security and risk management requirements

     

    Mandatory Certifications/Qualifications

    • GCIH, GCCI, CCE, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC or other SANS Related certification(s)
    • Master’s degree in cybersecurity, MBA or related, and 12+ years of experience in information security

Working in Abu Dhabi

At DarkMatter, we’re turning our biggest ideas into reality in the fastest moving and most dynamic city on the planet. Working here, you’ll lead technical innovation in the region while taking advantage of all Abu Dhabi has to offer. From first class healthcare and education, to superior living accommodations and cultural attractions, you’ll find your ideal career and more in this global crossroads. The UAE is one of the safest and most secure areas in the world. And with its location between Europe, Africa and Asia, you’ll expand your worldview in just a short flight. But you won’t have to venture far from the city to experience its diversity. You’ll find people of over 50 nationalities working in the DarkMatter Group. Join us and see that while far away from the concrete tech jungle, Abu Dhabi is an oasis where your latest innovations will thrive and grow.

 

DarkMatter is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status or disability.

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DREAM ENVIRONMENT

At DarkMatter, you’ll find a fast-paced environment where you can shape our product roadmap. We’re a young company with the agility of a startup, but the experienced talent and resources of an established firm. With a sense of adventure and drive to succeed, you can make your dreams a reality in the Middle East.

A hub for innovation

  • The Middle East is one of the fastest moving economic regions on the planet and the UAE plays a largerole in this growth. In 2014, the government launched its National Innovation Strategy, which aims to transform the UAE into one of the world’s most innovative countries through a seven-sector plan.
  • The plan includes creating innovation incubators and technological infrastructure and supporting the private sector in building research centres, innovation communities and more. 
  • Additionally, the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda aims to shift the nation to a knowledge-based economy. Smart cities such as Dubai and the technologies they employ are examples of how the UAE has set these goals in motion.
  • This connectivity and investment in innovation can lead to exciting career opportunities for you in an expanding economy.

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