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Analyst, Cybersecurity

KOKO Networks

KOKO Networks

Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on Monday, October 30, 2023
About KOKO Networks
KOKO Networks is a venture-backed climate-tech company with 1,700+ employees across East Africa, India, and the United Kingdom. Our mission is to imagine and deliver technology that improves life in the world’s fastest growing cities. We offer a fast-paced and highly collaborative work environment with significant opportunities for professional growth. Our core lines of business currently include: (1) KOKO Fuel, an ultra-clean liquid bioethanol cooking fuel solution delivered via a network of smart fuel ATMs and leveraging existing downstream liquid fuels infrastructure; (2) KOKO Climate, which retails the emissions reductions that occur from switching households from deforestation-based charcoal to KOKO Fuel; and (3) KOKO Retail, a tech-enabled, direct-to-consumer, instant fulfillment retail platform operated in partnership with neighborhood retailers. In 2021, KOKO was selected as the world’s leading emerging markets climate technology solution by FT/IFC.
Your Role
As a Cybersecurity Analyst, you will play a pivotal role in the proactive identification, thorough analysis, and swift containment of compromises and potential security breaches within our infrastructure. We are in search of an individual who possesses a demonstrated ability to expertly configure and optimize SIEM platforms, participate in a vulnerability management program, proficiently monitor cutting-edge network and endpoint detection and response solutions from leading vendors, adeptly leverage AWS tools to establish comprehensive visibility and implement a Zero Trust security framework. Moreover, this role necessitates effective collaboration with various teams across our organization to ensure the holistic security posture of our enterprise.

What You Will do

  • Participate in the setup and optimization of an SIEM platform to ensure real-time security Log monitoring, analysis, and incident response capabilities.
  • Administer and support network and endpoint detection and response solutions from leading security vendors in the market to identify and respond to threats promptly.
  • Leverage AWS tools and best practices to establish comprehensive visibility and implement a zero-trust security model within our cloud infrastructure.
  • Support the implementation of appropriate technical controls to effectively manage information risks and protect data, software, and tech Infrastructure.
  • Assist in enforcing Infosec policies. Standards, processes, and guidelines.
  • Conduct analysis and investigation of security incidents and data breaches.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams within the organization to determine security requirements and ensure the holistic security of our systems and data.

What You Will Bring to KOKO

  • Degree in relevant fields like Information Technology, Engineering, or Cybersecurity
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as an infosec analyst or in SOC or Blue Team role, with a strong understanding of threat detection, incident response, and cybersecurity best practices.
  • Practical understanding of Infosec standards, frameworks, and best practices. Professional certification is an added advantage (e.g CISSP, OSCP, CISM, GCHI, SSCP, ISO 27001)
  • Proficiency in vulnerability management and configuration of SIEM solutions.
  • Experience with open-source security tools, forensic tools, Identity and Access Management, Intrusion Prevention, Web application firewalls, and DLP solutions.
  • Familiarity with network and endpoint detection and response technologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of AWS security and cloud security best practices.
  • A background in systems administration and prowess in Linux is essential
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Self-driven and strongly motivated with an ownership mindset and a can-do attitude.
  • Ability to work as part of a team or independently with minimal supervision.
KOKO is committed to gender and racial diversity in the workplace. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply!