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Technical Leader - Cyber Security Research

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Dubai, UAE

Ref: SP423-01

Job description / Role

Employment: Contract

Supports research efforts in cyber security for the electric sector in the Middle East. Performs advanced engineering/scientific analysis demonstrating creativity and ingenuity in providing technical solutions and meeting project goals. Works independently and under minimum supervision to resolve technical and logistical issues associated with the development of cyber security technology. Collaborates with the staff, utility members, and equipment manufacturers to execute project plans and develop project deliverables.

Job Functions:
- Leads and/or supports cyber security research projects. Topics of research may include incident response, threat management, security metrics, security architecture, and security compliance.
- Assists Project/Program managers in assessing customer needs, formulating technical approaches, preparing proposals, technical publications/papers.
- Reviews progress and evaluates results. Makes changes in methods, design or equipment where necessary.
- Serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on one or more cybersecurity skills.
- Works with Enterprise Information Technology and Operation Technology teams to reduce security risks.
- Works with administrators, engineers, and to create or update system policies, procedures, and process guides.
- Evaluates and analyses due diligence documentation audit results, and other information to assess the effectiveness of cybersecurity controls.
- Assists in the review of vendor IT security programs and controls.
- Analyses vulnerability scans of systems and assist in remediation tasks


Ideal Candidate:
- Five to seven years’ experience supporting cyber security projects.
- Knowledge of cyber security fundamentals.
- Knowledge of Operation Technology and power delivery systems is preferred.
- Knowledge of cybersecurity standards and best practices (CIS, NIST, ISO27k, IEC62443, etc.)
- Knowledge of standard networking protocols.
- Ability to acquire and develop cyber security expertise for electric sector technologies.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills are required.
- Ability to convey technical results effectively to other staff and to clients/members.

Preferred Education, Skills, Certifications:
- BS degree in EE, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security,
- Telecommunications, or similar discipline.
- CISSP, CISA or CEH certificate is preferred.

About the Company

The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, health, safety and the environment. EPRI also provides technology, policy and economic analyses to drive long-range research and development planning, and supports research in emerging technologies. EPRI's members represent more than 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to 40 countries. EPRI's principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass.

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