Cyber Security Watchkeeper (NATO NCIA)

Mons, Belgium, Sapienza Consulting [AAS-C001473]

Field(s) of expertise
Cyber Security
Job type

About this job

We are recruiting a Cyber Security Watchkeeper for Sapienza to work on our Customers Site Off site (NATO NCIA)


With guidance from Monitoring and Detection Section Head, incumbent will perform duties such as:

  • Information Assurance incident management;
  • 24/7 helpdesk service management;
  • Management of Secure Management Centre’s (SMC) including: key management, access control management, security monitoring, IP crypto configuration management, error location and recovery, data base back up, alarm handling;
  • Management of NATO Wide PKI user profiles, CA certificates, End-User certificates, other root CA domains certificates, CRLs and ARLs
  • Provide technical support and assistance to ACO wide and NATO Agencies and National MODs
  • Cyber Security 24/7 watch-keeping duties such as: receiving advisories from national and non-government CERTs, disseminating general incident related information to CIS operating authorities, providing technical support and assistance to NATO CIS operating authorities in respect to malicious code prevention, providing liaison with other CERTs, providing limited technical support and assistance to NATO CIS operating authorities in respect to intrusion detection, performing initial incident response, recovery, and reporting activities in support of operational NATO CIS, reporting incidents and vulnerabilities to the Cyber Security sections, coordinating the collection and processing of all cyber related information for NU, NR, MS and NS systems, providing centralized on line Vulnerability Assessment of remote networks and interfaces;
  • Support incident response, as requested, i.e., forensic investigation in parallel of recovery and reporting activities;
  • Cyber Security Information Sharing Services – This Service provides the dissemination and/or production of different type of documents/updates such as: Cyber Security Daily news, Trend Micro Patterns, replication of Trend Micro Active Repository, McAfee updates, Juniper Signatures, ExtraDat, Cyber Defence SitRep Bulletins, NATO Identified Malware Block List (NIMBL);
  • Internet email and Internet-Facing Web Sites monitoring Service – Internet Facing Email Content Monitoring: Checking of all Inbound/Outbound Internet e-mail to ensure compliance with NATO and applicable local Security Polices; such checks include malicious code, executable content, encrypted content, SPAM, and Classified Data content;
  • Internet Web Site monitoring – The ability to centrally monitor customer’s Internet-facing Web Sites for availability and unauthorised changes and to take appropriate reporting/remedial actions.


  • Hold a valid NATO SECRET Security Clearance
  • At least a vocational training at a higher level in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Required skillset is extensive knowledge and experience (more than 5 years)
  • Good knowledge of Computer Security principles and procedures
  • Proficiency with Cryptography Technology
  • Knowledge of Internet Protocol based networks and components (routers and switches);
  • Sound Telecommunications background with minimum three years’ experience in management or installation of data communications equipment;
  • Good knowledge of public key infrastructure technology with minimum of three years’ experience in management of PKI systems;
  • Working knowledge of Crypto systems and techniques;
  • Working knowledge of Router configuration;
  • Familiar or proficient with NATO/National Crypto security policies and procedures;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of principles of computer and communications security, networking, and vulnerabilities of modern operating systems and applications;
  • Extensive experience in analysis of risk and in implementation and integration of Information Security protective measures;
  • High level of knowledge of network, system and application level troubleshooting techniques;
  • Ability to use office automation tools to advanced standard (MS Office Professional);
  • Good familiarity and understanding of military communication systems and networks;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Windows Administration techniques;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Desirable Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or related discipline at nationally recognised/certified University
  • Experience with Information Systems Engineering and Maintenance – Information Security Implementation Computer Security;
  • Familiar with detailed and complex NATO standards for operation of CRYPTO and associated equipment that process and secure NATO classified information;
  • Experience in development and implementation of computer security policies;
  • Experience in evaluation and accreditation of telecommunications Skill and information systems;
  • Experience in security requirements analysis.
  • Hold one or more of following IT security qualifications/certifications: CCNA / ITIL Foundation in IT Service Management
  • Prior experience of working in international mission environment comprising both military and civilian elements;
  • Knowledge of NATO responsibilities and organization, including ACO and ACT.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU


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