Network Security Specialist

Equity Bank

Your Listening, Caring Partner.

 Job Purpose:  

The role of the Network Security Specialist entails monitoring networks to detect any intrusion or hostile activities. It also involves taking measures such as carrying out the design, implementation, and administration of technical cybersecurity defences for firewalling, segmentation, network intrusion detection, and prevention; network access monitoring and control, network vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, etc., to defend against malicious attacks on the systems.

Job Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

  • Maintaining LAN, WLAN and architecture of the Network as per the business policy
  • Measure, analyze and implement new security protocols for greater efficiency against any threat or malfunctions
  • Generating and maintaining the virtual private network, firewalls, web protocols and email security decorum.
  • Reporting the security analysis of findings
  • Investigations of Network Security breach alert
  • Drive the implementation of Security standards for Network devices across the Group
  • Conduct periodic security reviews on the Network infrastructure and also review the connection matrix
  • Monitoring of web security gateways, perimeter security, network access controls, endpoint security


  • Take part in the definition of the Strategy for network security. This includes justification through analysis, SWOT, proof of concept, business case, interactions with Transport and Security Design, etc.
  • To challenge and gain support from the business for the network security strategy, adapting to future company aspirations, security obligations, and new services
  • Prepare the organization for zero-trust network security



 The role of Network Security Specialist requires the following requirements to be fulfilled:

Knowledge and Experience

  • A Degree or its equivalent in Information Technology, Network Security, Enterprise Network Management, Information Security, Management Information System Computing, Engineering or a similar area of study from a reputable University
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in Information Technology (specifically security)
  • 3-5 years experience in core network technologies of a telecom or Banking environment
  • 3-5 years of working experience in managing information security in a large organization
  • Experience in designing and implementing organization-wide information security Network architecture and framework
  • Experience in managing and implementing large scale information security Network projects
  • Advanced working understanding of the information technology and Networking environment of a Financial and Technology driven Organization Experience in identifying and managing technology security risk
  • Up-to-date knowledge of future IP and network security technologies, equipment and their benefits
  • Ability to know when to implement solutions with consideration to the wider impacts i.e. risk, cost, customer impact, timescales, etc.
  • Widespread knowledge of different IP and network security vendors and solutions, and managed services
  • Experience in defining network security architectural principles and policy; and governing their implementation (particularly zoning policy within IT network transport environments)
  • Significant experience operating in a Governance and Architecture role; or a Design role having end-to-end responsibility and spanning multiple technology domains
  • Ability to steer solutions based on the overall architecture without dictating the detailed design delivery
  • Experience working in a technology-based role and interfacing with a varied number of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strategic and architectural knowledge of networking technologies
  • Experience in Network threat management
  • Experience in managing and maintaining relationships within an organisation, with vendors and customers
  • Ability to simplify analysis and present results clearly at all levels of the business – including at the senior management team level
  • Preferred certifications:  CISSP, CCNP, Network +, CISM, CGEIT or equivalent.

Key Critical Competencies

  • Excellent negotiation, and written and verbal presentation skills
  • Experience in Checkpoint, Cisco, Palo Alto, Firewall
  • Cloud Security Components (NSG, Application Gateway, DNS)
  • Deep understanding of routing, Voice, Network segmentation and zoning
  • Ability to handle high-pressure situations with key stakeholders
  • Good Analytical skills, Problem-solving and Interpersonal skills
  • Deep knowledge of the Bank’s infrastructure, networks and systems
  • Some knowledge of Telco convergence, FinTech network traffic consumption

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