Cyber Security Consultant-6 months

Helen Wilson Recruitment

10th May 2021

Midrand, South Africa

10 to 12 years

Market Related


Full Time


  • Analytical
  • Compliance Management
  • Cybersecurity Risk Assessment
  • Ethical Hacking
  • ICT
  • Security


  • Internet
  • Security

Job Description

Cyber Security Consultant-6 months

We are looking for an experienced Cyber Security Specialist to fulfil a 6-month contract on a Social Security Grant Distribution Project

**NB!! Interested candidates will be required to develop a technical and financial proposal**

1. Required skills and qualifications


  • A University ICT related degree (Masters will be advantageous);
  • 10 years’ work experience in cyber security, ICT security or information security;
  • A combination or one of the following industry qualifications CISSP, CISM, CEH, OSCP and GPEN;

Skills needed

  • Proven record in developing and implementing security strategies previously;
  • Strong skills including knowledge of ICT governance, risk and compliance management;
  • Ability to identify vulnerabilities and overall cyber/ information security issues;
  • Strong attention to detail with an analytical mind and outstanding problem-solving skills;
  • Great awareness of cybersecurity trends and hacking techniques;
  • Excellent proven problem solving, communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills.


The successful candidate MUST have in-depth knowledge of data security requirements and policy and strategy/plans development

The project scope will entail:

  • An assessment of the client’s current ICT security environment with considerable focus on data/information security.
  • An assessment of the global best practice data security/ cyber security strategies/plans and extracting lessons where applicable to improve the client’s cyber/data security environment.
  • A review of previous research conducted on the client’s cyber/data security environment and extracting any findings/ recommendations which will be useful for this project.
  • Based on the assessment and review detailed above design a new cyber/data security policy and strategy/plan and identify specific security solutions.
  • Conduct a gap analysis which will direct the client to move from its current state to the desired “new process” state and develop a plan to address gaps identified including skills and knowledge gaps. This analysis should also highlight interdependencies with other project workstreams and assign ownership within the client organisation