Engineer (Information Security/Assurance) (NATO-NCIA)

Naples, Italy, Sapienza Consulting [C002299]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting an Engineer (Information Security/Assurance) to join NATO – NCIA in Naples, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy.


  • Provide technical expertise and support to the assigned AOR Cyber Defence working group
  • Provide Level 1 cyber security expertise and lifecycle support as required
  • Identifying system vulnerabilities and possible threats and applying the necessary safeguards (both technical and administrative) to minimize those vulnerabilities and defend against potential attacks
  • Developing and administering the site security program and the implementation and monitoring of NCI Agency Security policies and procedures
  • Provide engineering and implementation guidance as required
  • Investigate, define and resolve complex technical issues
  • Plan and execute Site Surveys within AOR
  • Provide, as requested, digital forensic support to security investigations in line with the assigned AOR SLA and as directed by NCSC
  • Developing, implementing and managing security awareness and training for site users
  • Providing advice and assistance to various personnel (technical and non-technical) in identifying security requirements for the different automated systems including security considerations in application development, implementation, operation and maintenance
  • Support assigned AOR accreditation requirements in direct coordination with the NCSC
  • Performing risk assessments and identifying potential security risks that may arise
  • Report security issues and concerns to management staff
  • Investigating security incidents and taking appropriate actions
  • Maintaining close liaison with NCI Agency SLs on all Cyber Security aspects
  • Evaluating and recommending security products and solutions
  • Perform the role of COMSEC Officer
  • Serve as the integration point of contact for implementation of cyber security new capability fielding initiatives
  • Provide engineering support and assistance for NCIRC-related activities and problems affecting change, operation and maintenance of NATO networks
  • Responsible for the crypto key-management within policy guidelines if required
  • Deputize for higher grade staff
  • Performs other duties as may be required


  • The candidate must have a NATO COSMIC TOP SECRET security clearance
  • A minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree at a nationally recognised/certified University in a 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
  • In depth technical knowledge of Network, Servers and PC environments
  • Relevant experience and sound knowledge of Computer and Networks Security principles and procedures with good knowledge of TCP/IP network protocols and services
  • Strong experience of Unix/Linux and Microsoft Operating system administration
  • Proven capability of converting evolving operational requirementsinto Information Systems requirements
  • Proven experience in providing advice and guidance on security strategies to manage
  • identified risks
  • Proven experience in providing advice and guidance to ensure adoption of and adherence to information assurance architectures, strategies, policies, standards and guidelines
  • Proven experience in contributing to development of information security policy, standards and guidelines
  • Proven experience in interpreting information assurance and security policies and applying these in order to manage risks
  • Proven experience in maintaining secure configuration, applying and maintaining tools, techniques and processes to identify, track, log and maintain accurate, complete and current information
  • Course 0731 – Cyber Defence NATO COMPUSEC Level 1
  • Course 0732 – Cyber Defence NATO COMPUSEC Level 2
  • Course 0280 – Cyber Defence NATO CIS Security Officer (INFOSEC version 2.0)


Desirable Experience and Education:

  • Prior experience of working in an international environment comprising both military and civilian elements
  • Knowledge of NATO responsibilities and organization, including ACO and ACT
  • Knowledge of policy, procedures, and organisation of NATO CIS
  • Working knowledge of ITIL processes and procedures
  • Experience in working in a service desk environment
  • Course 0730 – NATO Cyber Defence Advisor
  • Vulnerability Assessment Training

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