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Network Security Director

Mode: Full-time position

Region: Kurdistan (remote start possible)

Our client, a leading Telecom operator in the Middle East, is looking for a Network Security Director to join their team.

  • Manage security projects from conception to execution.
  • Provide performance analysis to ensure positive ROI
  • Protect SS7 from Spam, Gray Routs, SIM Box & DDoS attacks
  • Secure critical networking infrastructure (CNI)
  • Lead the design, configuration, implementation and management of client's DDoS Platform, APT/ IPS and sandboxing solutions and SIEM solution
  • Propose innovative-security solutions and consultancy services
  • Support the business continuity manager
  • Support the CSCO, CITO and the crisis management team in the formulation and testing of crisis management plans
  • Work with the director of security operations on defining the unit security objectives, security incident handling process and providing support in design and delivery of Corporate “Managed Security Services” (MSSP) to client's Enterprise Customers
  • Support the security risk manager identifying corporate risks and security-by-design risks
  • Lead, manage, and improve networks security operational performance (KPIs/ SLAs/ OLAs)
  • Ensure compliance with Group, Corporate, and Directorate strategy, goals and objectives
  • Set corporate, departments, and directorate objectives
  • Provide strategic guidance to cyber security teams
  • Investigate advanced security techniques and technologies and recommend, implement, and lead Cyber Security R&D related to domain
  • Manage OPEX & CAPEX for all Cybersecurity functions
  • Interpret the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and properly apply the specification across the operational responsibilities 
  • Combine extensive experience in internal/external and wireless security-technical & technology products and services, Host Based Security Solutions, and heterogeneous OS and vendors security needs
  • Translate acquired technology experience in systems, large-scale operations, and proficiency in Web Services (SOAP, WSDL), VPN/secure connectivity, and other data integration technologies, into business objectives
  • Combine hands-on experience in mobile industry for signaling, NGN switching technologies, and in-depth knowledge in Class 4 & Class 5 switching and knowledge in SS7 network signaling in the areas of ISUP, TCAP and LNP expertise in SBC functionalities, to propose telecom security solutions
Professional background
  • 15+ years of significant hands-on experience in networks and cyber security
  • An MS is preferred in Computer Systems and Networks Security, or an equivalent combination of education and experience with E/C management record
  • Several Network and Security Management certifications such as CCIE R&S, CCIE Security, CISA, CISSP, CCSP, CCIE (Security), CCDP, CEH, CAWDS, InfoSec CE, MCDA, CCSE, CC-VPN/Security, CS-PIX FW AS, etc.
  • Profound hands-on experience in the security of internet technologies, telecom, and GSM networks including Signaling, Parameter protection and 4G/5G technologies
  • Hands-on experience with threat modelling
  • Knowledge in techniques aimed at preventing Location Tracking & Interception of communication
  • Knowledge in MAP (Mobile Application Part), CAP (CAMEL Application Part), ROSE (Remote Operations Service Element), TCAP (Transaction Capabilities Application Part), GTP (GPRS Tunneling Protocol), STP (Signal Transfer Points), SCP (Service Control Point) and SSP (Service Switching Point)
  • In-depth knowledge in GSM A Category 1, 2, and 3 attacks
  • SCCP (Signaling Connection Control Point)/ MAP) address inspection, Comparison and Location Correlation
  • Threat mitigation for identified in FS11, FS19 (Diameter) & FS20 (GTP) including category 1,2,3 threats.
  • Strong decision-making, organizational, planning and problem-solving skills combined with excellent project management and time-management skills
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