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VP - Cyber Network and Defense


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: RP962-627

Job description / Role

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.

About the Company

DarkMatter is transforming the cyber security landscape. Headquartered in the UAE and operating globally, we're the region's first and only fully integrated digital defence and cyber security consultancy and implementation firm. Our elite team of global experts deliver advanced, next-generation solutions to governments and enterprises across the cyber security spectrum.

We help clients simplify the enormous complexity of today's ever-evolving cyber threats. Our vision is to protect the future by securing its technologies. Innovation and Research are cornerstones to our development and the activities in these areas underpin our entire range of offerings, including Secure Communications, Public Key Infrastructure and Big Data & Analytics products.

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