InfoSec Governance & Technical Assurance

Mission/ Core purpose of the Job:

Oversee and run the security strategy implementation, technical assurance and service management capabilities across the various security domains in EQUITY network, infrastructure and systems. The role involves leading a team that is responsible for continuous review and implementation of security strategic program initiatives, policies, technical standards, operational technology and security processes in alignment to Group policies and latest global threats, ensuring optimal performance of the security services and identifying control efficiencies in how security is operated across all domains. The incumbent will also lead technical security assurance efforts on all Technology service areas to ensure audit compliance and minimized risk exposure. The role provides a holistic management, governance and specialist skills to drive implementation of appropriate security controls in the organisation and drive strategy implementation.


Security is managed cross functionality across Equity businesses, including subsidiaries
The individual needs to be able to work in a highly pressured planning and operational environment
ISO 27001, OWASP, NIST, SANS and Privacy Acts
Fast changing, regulated business environment
The Technology Security area has to deal with the rapid advancement of systems and technology within the following areas:
Deal with and environment that is highly regulated and legislated
Operate in a scarce skills & highly specialised systems environment
Requirement for single version of the truth drive across EQUITY South Africa
High data volumes


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About Equity Bank Kenya

Equity Bank Limited (The "Bank”) is incorporated, registered under the Kenyan Companies Act Cap 486 and domiciled in Kenya. The address of the Bank’s registered office is 9th Floor, Equity Centre, P.O. Box 75104 - 00200 Nairobi. The Bank is licensed under the Kenya Banking Act (Chapter 488), and continues to offer retail banking, microfinance and related services. The Bank has subsidiaries in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Its shares are listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. Equity Bank was founded as Equity Building Society (EBS) in October 1984 and was originally a provider of mortgage financing for the majority of customers who fell into the low income population. The society’s logo, a modest house with a brown roof, resonates with its target market and their determination to make small but steady gains toward a better life, seeking security and advancement of their dreams. The vast majority of Africans have historically been excluded from access to financial resources. Having been declared technically insolvent in 1993, Equity’s transformation into a rapidly growing microfinance and then a commercial bank is widely considered to be an inspirational success story. Currently, Equity Bank has more than 9 million customers making it the largest bank in terms of customer base in Africa and having nearly half of bank accounts in Kenya. The company’s vision is "to be the champion of the socio-economic prosperity of the people of Africa”. Equity Bank retains a passionate commitment to empowering its clients to transform their lives and livelihoods. Through a business model that is anchored in access, convenience and flexibility, the Bank has evolved to become an all-inclusive financial services provider with a growing pan-African footprint. Equity Bank’s business model and its visionary leadership has continued to earn local, regional and global accolades and recognition. The model is also studied in some of the leading business schools in the world, as other developing countries in Africa and Asia seek to learn from Equity’s low margin, high-volume model. Equity Bank in 2010 established the Equity Group Foundation. This innovation and creative vehicle has fully transformed the concept of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. While Equity Group Foundation champions the socio-economic transformation of the people of Africa and seeks partnerships along six cluster thematic areas, Equity Bank provides the infrastructure of delivery, hence reducing the operational costs for the Foundation and increasing the rate of return on any social investment. The six social thematic areas of focus are: education and leadership development; financial literacy and access; entrepreneurship; agriculture; health; innovations and environment. Make an enquiry today