Head of IT Security at Alan & Grant

Alan & Grant – Our work is focused on creating innovative HR and Organizational Development Solutions aimed at Performance Improvement & Business Growth. We currently serve clients across various sectors of the Economy from locations in Jos, Port Harcourt and Lagos.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of IT Security

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Industry: FMCG / Foods / Beverage

Job Purpose

  • Monitor organization’s networks for security breaches and investigate when one occurs.
  • Use and maintain software, such as firewalls and data encryption programs, to protect sensitive information.
  • Check for vulnerabilities in computer and network systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Keep up to date with the latest security and technology developments.
  • Research/evaluate emerging cyber security threats and ways to manage them.
  • Plan for disaster recovery and create contingency plans in the event of any security breaches.
  • Monitor for attacks, intrusions and unusual, unauthorized or illegal activity.
  • Test and evaluate security products.
  • Design new security systems or upgrade existing ones.
  • Use advanced analytic tools to determine emerging threat patterns and vulnerabilities.
  • Engage in ‘ethical hacking’, for example, simulating security breaches.
  • Identify potential weaknesses and implement measures, such as firewalls and encryption.
  • Investigate security alerts and provide incident response.
  • Monitor identity and access management, including monitoring for abuse of permissions by authorized system users.
  • Liaise with stakeholders in relation to cyber security issues and provide future recommendations.
  • Generate reports for both technical and non-technical staff and stakeholders.
  • Maintain an information security risk register and assist with internal and external audits relating to information security.
  • Monitor and respond to ‘phishing’ emails and ‘pharming’ activity.
  • Assist with the creation, maintenance and delivery of cyber security awareness training for colleagues.
  • Give advice and guidance to staff on issues such as spam and unwanted or malicious emails.


  • A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or its equivalent (Higher Diploma / BE / B.Tech / BSc in Computer Science / Information Technology
  • Certification in Cyber/Information/Data/Network Security.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as an IT Security Expert/Analyst in a reputed organization. 

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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