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Creation Date: 2016/11/15 06:13:25
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Department of Education and Knowledge

Senior Information Security Specialist
Department of Education and Knowledge

Job Description

To coordinate the overall information security efforts of ADEC as they pertain to HQ, the former zones and public schools. Ensure that all security policies and procedures are in place to protect all confidential data/information/documents under ADEC’s property.


Enforce and monitor the implementation of, and compliance with, the Abu Dhabi Information Security Policy;
Develop and manage the implementation of ADEC specific Information Security policies and procedures;
Ensure Risk Assessments are conducted on all information systems;
Ensure Information Security Plans are developed for all applicable information systems;
Ensure implementation of all information security controls, as set forth in the Information Security Plan, to ensure adequate security for the respective system;
Ensure the development of plans for the Security Testing and Evaluation of all applicable systems. Such plans shall be executed by qualified and sufficiently independent organizations to determine the extent to which the controls are implemented correctly, operating as intended, and producing the desired outcome with respect to meeting the security risk requirements for the system;
Serve as the Certifying Official for low to moderate assurance and/or mission important or supportive systems within the purview of entity, certifying test results and providing accreditation recommendations for approval to operate systems;
Provide Information Security technical training based on ADEC’s needs, and ensure consistency with the pan- Governmental training program;
Conduct Information Security communications and outreach;
Establish appropriate measures to assess operational capabilities and determine compliance and effectiveness levels with the Abu Dhabi and ADEC Information Security Policy and Information Security Standards;
Provide an annual report to the Division Director and the ADSIC Information Security Program Manager, on the progress of ADEC’s Information Security program;
Ensure that all ADEC contractors and third party organizations achieve adequate security for the protection of sensitive Government information.

Job Details

  • Search by Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Company Industry: Education, Training, and Library
  • Requirements : Employer (Public Sector)
  • Job Role: Technology
  • Number of Vacancies: 1

Preferred Candidate

  • Career Level: Mid Career

Company Profile

Department of Education and Knowledge was set up in September 2005 by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Department of Education and Knowledge is an independent corporate body and enjoys full legal status, as well as financial and administrative independence in all its affairs. ADEC has embarked on a campaign to aggressively increase its headcount to be able to better serve the its mandate. The primary focus of the council is to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The education council is currently seeking qualified and motivated individuals to be part of this exciting opportunity to shape the educational system in Abu Dhabi. The council offers great positions to work in a dynamic and energetic organization that addresses areas that are of strategic importance to the future of Abu Dhabi. It is especially advantageous to join ADEC in these early stages due to the great growth opportunities.