Application Security Specialist

Kcb Bank Kenya

Nairobi | Full-Time | Banking / Financial Services

End date 26 Apr 2024


  • Define, document, and implement software security policy, secure coding practices and guidelines for the bank in line with industry best practices and technologies commensurate with risk and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a software security assurance framework which that shall guide information security team in security and risk assessments of applications, as well as provide security requirements for developers and third parties to adhere to.
  • Lead Information Security involvement in all software and application implementation projects and scrum teams to ensure all applications and changes meet set information security requirements before introduction to production environments.
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architecture and Business Services & Solutions teams to identify application/software security improvements and plug-in identified security controls in DevOps tools.
  • Perform and coordinate regular trainings on secure coding, software security and application security practices for the development and other KCB technology teams at regular intervals.
  • Collaborate in the continuous monitoring and defense of the Bank’s critical applications, such as core banking, and digital channels, for cybersecurity threat indicators; report on violations and security measures taken to address threats.
  • Identify, integrate, and maintain security tools, such as SAST and DAST tools Static/Dynamic Application Security Testing, standards, and processes into the software development or product life cycle SDLC / PLC, and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Participate in performing risk assessments for business solutions for inherent security risks and provide recommendations for addressing such risks.
  • Define, create, and deliver software/application security compliance reports and relevant metrics to the Bank’s Senior Management.
  • Protects the bank’s applications and systems by defining access privileges and other security control structures.

Particulars    Detail    Specific Field or Qualification 

  • BSc. Information Technology / Computer Science / Telecommunications / Engineering Electrical, Electronic RQ

 Professional Qualifications    

  • CDP: Certified DevSecOps Professional
  • CSSLP: Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional
  • CISM: Certified Information Security Manager
  • CISA: Certified Information Systems Auditor
  • CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional1 RQ
  • Master’s Degree    MBA/MSc    AA


Total Minimum No of Years Experience Required     

  •  5 years

Detail   Minimum No of Years 

  • Experience in Information Security  2 ES 
  • Strong Application Security 
  • knowledge, experience within Secure SDLC and DevSecOps 1 ES 
  • Experience in Banking Operations  1 ES 
  • Experience in Project Implementation and user training   1 DE 

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