Urgent Chief of Cyber Defense for Bahrain



VAM Systems is a Business Consulting, IT Solutions and Services company with operations in UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, USA, Australia, Singapore & India.

VAM Systems is currently looking for Chief of Cyber Defensefor our Bahrain operations with the following skill set and terms and conditions:

Skillsets Required

• Strong web application penetration testing experience
• Experience in vulnerability identification and remediation
• Knowledge of the software development lifecycle
• Experience with performing code review, wireless and firewall assessments
• Solid network penetration testing experience
• Programming background (C++, Perl, Python, Shell) for tool and exploit development is a plus
• Technical knowledge in network security products, cryptographic suites and network/application firewalls is a plus
• Experience with mobile application and operating system testing
• Knowledge of security standards including Windows and Linux operating systems, network, firewall, wireless, end user acceptable use (e.g. web filtering) and public key infrastructure.
• Solid knowledge of information security principles and practices with demonstrated experience in and deploying security tools and techniques is required. Knowledge of regulatory frameworks desired (e.g. PCI, SOX, SSAE16, ISO 27001).
• Expertise in intrusion detection and prevention, content filtering, security incident and event management (SIEM), compliance monitoring, and vulnerability and application scanning including Web vulnerability scanning and reporting, endpoint security and encryption services including secure mail systems.
• Expertise in security testing tools, suites, and processes such as: OWASP, Metasploit, nmap, Fiddler, Burp Suite, RSA, APT Technologies, Nessus, Snort, Wireshark, etc.
• Leadership and well-developed people management skills – ability to motivate and develop subordinates and peers and promote teamwork
• Excellent planning and organizational skills
• Excellent communication and presentation skills – written and verbal
• Good interpersonal skills
• Ability to operate effectively at all levels within the business
• Ability to handle multiple activities simultaneously and operate effectively under pressure
• Good English & Arabic language skills – written and spoken


The Chief of Cyber Defense should be a graduate of computer science or a closely related field and must have 7 to 12 years of relevant experience and must possess one or more of the following certifications:

• Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP),
• Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
• Masters in Information Security

The Chief must also hold four or more of the following technical certifications:-

• GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
• GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT)
• GIAC Python Coder (GPYC)
• GIAC Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN)
• Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
• Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
• Offensive Security Web Expert (OSWE)
• Offensive Security Exploitation Expert (OSEE)


Leadership and people management

• Provide direction and guidance to officers in their assigned job duties.
• Organize, direct and control the activities of the section in scope to ensure and maintain consistent support and delivery of services within agreed Operational and Service Level Agreement standards.
• Monitor and analyze training needs for the teams in scope and ensure the provision of appropriate training interventions so that employees at all levels have the required skills and knowledge to deliver organizational objectives.

Service delivery and technical standards

• Accountable to conduct periodic vulnerability assessments and penetration tests on systems, networks and applications
• Accountable for protection of government assets through the operation and maintenance of all penetration testing equipment
• Accountable to investigate suspicious security event activity
• Accountable to review and modify the security systems’ rules and filters to better detect and prevent security incidents
• Accountable to coordinate with the Emergency Response Directorate during security incidents
• Participate in escalated security incidents via post incident review meetings
• Deliver presentations to users
• Stay abreast of new tools, technologies, and techniques, and implement them as solutions to business and technical problems
• Provisioning of best practice advice and guidance in the areas of cyber defense;
• Provisioning of best practice advice and guidance in the areas of intrusion detection and prevention, network and host security, advanced persistent threat (APT), data center and cloud computing security

Purpose of the position

Identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities in specified systems, networks, and applications

Terms and conditions:

Joining time frame: 1 month

The selected candidates shall join VAM Systems - Bahrain and shall be deputed to one of the leading Government Organizations in Bahrain.

Should you be interested in this opportunity, please send your latest resume in MS Word format at the earliest at sreejith.murali@vamsystems.com or call us +91 471 3073535.

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