Job Vacancy: Senior Analyst (Cybersecurity) within Cybersecurity and ICT risk within the cybersecurity team.
About Cybersecurity and ICT risk:
The Cybersecurity and ICT risk function provides specialist services and support to Authorisation and Supervision teams at the Authority across all financial sectors as part of the overall supervisory framework.
It is responsible for the assessment of fit and proper Cybersecurity posture, ICT strategic alignment to Business strategy, ICT governance, and general ICT risk profile, exposures and controls of Licenced Holders and applicants seeking Authorisation based on established regulatory frameworks, technical standards and guidelines.
The function, therefore, provides the necessary technical risk assessments and guidance as part of the Authority’s holistic risk-based supervision model. It also supports the development of policy and supervisory work related to cybersecurity and ICT risk. Furthermore, the function provides technical support and coordination in terms of cybersecurity forensics, supervisory investigations or enforcement actions as required.
- Reporting to the Senior Manager (Cybersecurity), you will carry out assessments of the cybersecurity posture of Licence Holders and applicants seeking authorisation whether carried out directly or carried out through external auditors;
- You will also be actively involved in cybersecurity incident management and coordination at the supervisory level, as well as investigations or enforcement actions as necessary in close collaboration with other supervisory teams.
Other important information:
- We are looking for candidates with a solid academic background in Networking, Information Systems or other bachelor’s degree at MQF Level 6 or higher. Candidates are expected to be in possession of IT certifications. Applicants in the process of obtaining CISSP or CISM certification will be preferred;
- You will also possess a minimum of three years of working experience in the area related to the role. Candidates with longer working experience will be preferred. The selected candidate will have in-depth knowledge in areas such as Network Security, Intrusion Detection & Prevention, Security Incident & Event Management, Application Security and forensic analysis.
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 the application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such an interview. Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website on www.ncfhe.org.mt under MQRIC heading.
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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.
Malta Financial Services Authority:
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is the single regulator for financial services in Malta. It was established by law on 23 July 2002 taking over supervisory functions previously carried out by the Central Bank of Malta, the Malta Stock Exchange and the Malta Financial Services Centre. The Authority is a fully autonomous public institution and reports to Parliament on an annual basis.