Senior Cyber Security Analyst

at Life HealthCare
Published June 19, 2022
Location Rosebank, South Africa
Category Computer & IT  
Job Type Full-Time  



Life Healthcare is seeking a Senior Cyber Security Analyst in Identity and Access Management based at Head Office, within the Group Information Security Department. The Senior cyber–Security Analyst provides, removes, modifies, and reviews user access to information systems at Life Healthcare; including, but limited to, confirm roles and actions are correct based on user function, business need, and policies for least privilege access. This specialist role will need intimate knowledge of IAM practices, technologies, privilege access management and provisioning for digital identities and define zero trust principles.


Critical Outputs

Identify and develop role-based security logical access to match job requirements and adhere to the least privilege principle.

Design, create and disable user accounts, as requested, providing the appropriate approvals.

Ensure access rights are updated in a timely manner as needs change due to events; including, but not limited to, termination, role changes, new systems, and regulatory requirements.

Update and close tasks associated with access management requests and meet service level targets.

Perform access reviews to ensure access to resources matches job function.

Develop and document user administration and audit practices.

Work with application and data owners and business unit leaders to establish and maintain consistent access review activities.

Manage PAM functions in terms of compliance.

Define RBAC and access profile matrices with the business.

Ensure compliance with related industry regulations and respond to information security audits.

Preserve all records that indicate changes made to access control lists to facilitate audits and other investigations.

Suggest improvements to user access request workflows.

Assist with audit preparations and help develop responses and action items for an associated finding.

Provide user access administration training.

Assist and support information security, system administration, and project teams with the integration of programs that intersect with user administration.

Participate in the design and implementation of centralised user access control administration to internal software applications.

Preserve all records that indicate changes made to access control lists to facilitate audits and other investigations.

Ownership, adoption, and compliance of IAM governance end-to-end processes, standards, and policies across Life Healthcare.

Be the key lead within all audits regarding identity and access management.

Recommend changes and enhancements for improved systems availability, integrity, reliability, performance, and security.

Design policies and standards to enforce best security practices.

Proactively identity risk exposures within cyber security and design adequate control remediations.

Drive cost and operational efficiencies through automation in the provisioning, entitlement management and revocation of identity access and governance.

Provides expertise in the design, development, testing, implementation, and integration of Identity and Access Management (IAM) systems and solutions, both on premise and cloud based.

Drive delivery of IAM functions with AD Administrators as per best practice.

Be able to report frequently and measure progress towards a more secure IAM posture.




Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field or 5 years of relevant experience as outlined in the essential duties in lieu of Bachelor’s Degree or a similar qualification.

Relevant Certification preferred: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator (SC-300)

5+ years of experience working in an IT security support role with an emphasis on security/access.

3+ years of Microsoft Active Directory Administration experience.

2+ years of Microsoft Azure Administration experience.

Knowledge of single sign-on (SSO) authentication protocols, such as SAML, OAuth, and OpenID Connect (OIDC), and identity and access management (IAM) concepts and principles.

In-depth experience of Privilege Access Management (PAM) and Privileged Identity Management (PIM)

Knowledge of multi-factor authentication (MFA).

Ability to create and manage technical changes including presenting at the relevant CABS.

Experience in the design and deployment of Identity and Access Management solutions, including governance, provisioning, authentication, and credential modelling.

Demonstrable experience in a similar role within a complex, large scale (preferably multi-national) technology services environment.

Experience working in a multi-team environment across multiple geographies and time zones

Strong customer focus with a successful track record of delivery and operational performance improvements across an organisation.

Excellent verbal and written communication, customer service, and organisational skills.

Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.




Planning and organising

Deadline driven

Ability to handle pressure


Building relationships

Attention to detail




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