Junior Cybersecurity Officer - Security & Risk jobs in Malta - July 2024
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Junior Cybersecurity Officer

Malta Financial Services Authority , Central Malta

Published on 20 Jun 2024

Expires in 4 days (20 Jul 2024)

About the Department

Technology is at the core of the knowledge-based organisation. It enables MFSA's strategic and operational objectives to be achieved efficiently and effectively. The Technology team leverages cutting-edge technology, industry standards and methodologies to provide reliable services to the rest of the organisation and the financial services sectors interacting with the Authority electronically. It is responsible for technology design, information security, development, integration and delivery of all information and communications infrastructure, platforms, and services, working with technology vendors and partners. The Technology team is made up of professionals specialised in relevant areas that include governance and planning, infrastructure and service management, information systems, and security. Officials from the Function also participate and give their contribution in several European committees, expert groups and industry fora.

About the Role

The selected candidate will undertake duties in relation to cybersecurity and contribute to safeguarding the organisation's technological environment whilst ensuring the integrity of systems and data. The primary job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in the implementation of policies, and best practices to mitigate potential cyber threats,
  • Assisting in vulnerability assessments to identify and address potential security weaknesses within MFSA’s systems,
  • Monitoring network activities and analysing logs to detect and respond to potential security incidents or breaches,
  • Assisting in the development and delivery of security awareness training programs for employees,
  • Assisting in documenting and reporting security incidents, vulnerabilities, and remediation efforts,
  • Researching and staying up to date with the latest cybersecurity trends, threats, and countermeasures to enhance MFSA’s security posture,
  • Assisting in risk assessments and control measures,
  • Any other tasks assigned by the line manager.


About You

You have a solid academic background in ICT and are well versed in cybersecurity or a related area. The role calls for an academic qualification in a relevant field of study at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better, duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) or a widely recognised professional qualification at a comparable level.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • Fundamental knowledge of computer networks, systems, and security concepts,
  • A good understanding of common cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and attack vectors,
  • Good skills with identity protection, information protection, threat protection, security management and data governance,
  • The ability to analyse and interpret log data for security monitoring,
  • Familiarity with security frameworks, standards, and best practices (e.g., NIST, ISO, OWASP),
  • Effective communication and documentation skills.
  • Strong customer focus and knowledge of IT Service Management standards and procedures.

You will be given preference if you possess relevant industry certifications, such as CompTIA Security+, CCNA, CISA or equivalent.

If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but you have at least five (5) years of relevant experience, we would still be interested in speaking with you.

Other important information

The MFSA is an Equal Opportunities Employer as certified by the NCPE (National Commission for the Protection of Equality) and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will take care to avoid any form of discrimination in its recruitment procedures. The MFSA reserves the right to withdraw this call at any time and not to select any of the Candidates.

It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of qualifications awarded by Universities and other similar institutions outside Malta to produce a recognition statement on comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such interview. Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website on www.ncfhe.org.mt under MQRIC heading.

The MFSA shall ensure that any processing of personal data is in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and any other relevant European Union and national law. For further details, you may refer to the Data Protection Policy on the MFSA webpage www.mfsa.mt.

Candidates are to note that the submission of any false statement/s or omission, even if unintended, may lead to the cancellation of their application and may render the candidate’s appointment liable to termination.

Furthermore, please note that candidates may be asked to submit any documentation in support of the information provided, including but not limited to, proof of qualifications and Police Conduct Certificates.

Public Call Permit: 604/2024


Full Time
Job Type
Entry (0-12 months)
Experience Level
Security & Risk
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