PalmPay is an Africa-focused fintech firm, launched in 2019. PalmPay is a mobile payments platform that offers a number of financial services.

Job Position: Information Security Specialist

Job Location: Lagos

Job Description

  1. As an Information Security Specialist, you will play a critical role in ensuring the security and integrity of our systems and data in the rapidly evolving landscape of financial technology.
  2. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement and maintain robust security measures, safeguarding our infrastructure, applications, and customer information from cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
  3. This role requires a deep understanding of information security principles, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements specific to the fintech sector.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Develop, implement, and maintain information security policies, procedures, and controls in accordance with industry standards and regulatory requirements (e.g., PCI DSS, GDPR, etc.).
  2. Conduct regular risk assessments and security audits to identify vulnerabilities, assess the effectiveness of existing controls, and recommend remediation actions.
  3. Design and implement security measures to protect sensitive data, including encryption, access controls, and authentication mechanisms.
  4. Monitor and analyze security events and incidents, investigate security breaches, and respond to security alerts in a timely manner.
  5. Collaborate with IT and software development teams to integrate security best practices into the development lifecycle and ensure secure coding standards are followed.
  6. Provide guidance and support to internal stakeholders on security-related matters, including security awareness training and incident response procedures.
  7. Stay informed about emerging threats, vulnerabilities, and security technologies, and make recommendations for continuous improvement.
  8. Participate in regulatory compliance efforts, including conducting audits and responding to inquiries from regulatory authorities.
  9. Stay up-to-date with industry trends and advancements in information security, and proactively identify opportunities to enhance our security posture.

Job Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field and relevant certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CEH) preferred.
  2. Proven experience working in information security roles, preferably in the fintech industry or financial services sector.
  3. In-depth knowledge of security frameworks, standards, and regulations (e.g., NIST, ISO / IEC 27001) and their application in a fintech environment.
  4. Hands-on experience with security technologies and tools, such as SIEM, IDS/IPS, DLP, WAF, and vulnerability management systems.
  5. Strong understanding of network security principles, including firewalls, VPNs, and secure protocols (e.g., SSL/TLS).
  6. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess complex security issues and develop practical solutions.
  7. Effective communication skills, with the ability to articulate technical concepts to non-technical audiences and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  8. Strong attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of security and compliance.

How to Apply
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