CIS Security Officer (NATO-NCIA)

Mons, Belgium, Sapienza Consulting [AAS - C002109 ]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting, a tpgroup company, is recruiting a CIS Security Officer to join NATO – NCIA in Mons, Wallonia, Belgium.


  • Required Security Clearance: NATO Cosmic Top Secret

The Systems Engineer (CIS Security) reports to the Head CIS Security Officer, and supports the management of NSII CIS security matters by:

  • Supporting all technical development activities required to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of NSII operational business networks
  • Maintaining personal core competencies (functional and technical) in the Information Assurance area
  • Planning and coordinating, in close corporation with NATO Cyber Security Centre, the internal development of security architectures for large-scale systems, networks, and infrastructure solutions
  • Applying excellent expertise and providing recommendations in the development of conceptual, logical, and technical security architecture
  • Applying knowledge of a variety of hardware and software security capabilities and features
  • Resolving security and non-security requirement conflicts, and collaborating with team leaders, scientists and developers to appropriately convert functional needs into technical security requirements
  • Coordinating with systems and network administrators in support of security architecture requirements
  • Supporting the identification of security-related Key Performance Indicators and generating reports to ensure full visibility of the overall NCI Agency Information Security posture
  • Reviewing network interconnection requests and user access requests
  • Coordinating and overseeing vulnerability assessment and penetration tests performed on NSII systems overseeing remediation activities and reporting on progress
  • Overseeing enrolment of NSII systems in security monitoring and incident response programs
  • Supporting all phases of the security accreditation processes required to maintain operational status
  • Contributing to the creation and maintenance of the NSII CIS Security Risk and Issue Register
  • Planning, deploying, and configuring a variety of hardware, software, and security products
  • Providing feedback, advice and guidance to senior management in the areas of enterprise architecture, NATO security accreditation activities, procurement as well as training and awareness programmes
  • Conducting INFOSEC training and awareness programmes
  • Contribute to the Business Continuity Plan in the NSII CIS Security area
  • Deputize for higher grade staff, if required
  • Performs other duties as may be required


  • Required Security Clearance: NATO Cosmic Top Secret
  • A minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree at a nationally recognised/certified University in an Information Security related discipline and 2 years post-related experience
  • Or exceptionally, the lack of a university degree may be compensated by the demonstration of a candidate’s particular abilities or experience that is/are of interest to NCI Agency, that is, at least 6 years extensive and progressive expertise in duties related to the function of the post
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor(CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional(CISSP) or Certified Information System Manager(CISM)
  • At least two years’ experience with system security, security architecture, network security engineering, and security governance including strategic alignment, security audit, risk management, performance management and value delivery
  • Detailed knowledge and working experience of network and security technologies such as IPv4/IPv6, IPsec, routing protocols, Firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, Intrusion Detection and Forensic Appliances
  • Experience with high-availability/redundant systems architectures (clusters & load-balancers)
  • Recent experience with enterprise backbone virtualisation technologies such as MPLS, Layer-3 VPNs, CISCO OTV and VDC


Desirable Experience and Education:

  • Knowledge and working experience of Public Key Infrastructure
  • Knowledge and working experience of securing network devices and Windows/UNIX based operating systems
  • Experience with WLAN technologies and endpoint security of mobile devices such as Laptops, PDAs and Smartphones devices
  • Knowledge of mobile data communications (Bluetooth and GPRS/UMTS)
  • Knowledge of NATO responsibilities and organization to include NATO Security Policy and supporting directives
  • Understanding of INFOSEC in NATO or NATO member nation environment
  • Prior experience of working in an international environment comprising both military and civilian elements

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