Cyber Security Architect (NATO-NCIA)


Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Cyber Security Architect to support the establishment, maintenance and enforcement of a coherent cyber security architecture. The role will be located in The Hague, NL and travel to other sites in Belgium will be required.

Responsibilities of the Cyber Security Architect

  • The cyber security architect works closely with the cyber security segment architect and other subject matter experts (SMEs) to support the development and maintenance of business and architecture objectives, and corresponding approaches to cyber security processes, applications, and technology that when applied leads to a coherent and secure implementation.
  • In addition, the cyber security architect will support projects and project/programme managers in the implementation of the architecture through a portfolio of projects.
    • This includes production of an array of architectural models and views, establishing and communicating the approach taken and its role in the overall cyber security landscape
  • Synchronization of cyber approach with the NCI Agency’s existing and future business goals.
  • Optimisation of cyber security approaches via a perception of growing operational and business requirements and technological functionalities.
  • Promotion of shared applications and infrastructure to maximise efficiencies and enhance the capability.
  • Work closely with solutions architects to provide an opinion-based enterprise solution that is flexible, scalable and capable of synchronising with continuously changing business requirement.
  • Administration of risks related to cyber security by means of proper security policies and standards.
  • Direct/indirect participation in developing policies, guidelines and standards that steer the development, selection, application and utilization of cyber security capabilities within NCIA
  • Promote and support the expertise of the team.
  • Develop team know-how and abilities in particular areas of expertise.
  • Responsibility for the tactical direction of CSSL in conjunction with solution architects, peers, and SME’s.
  • The cyber security architect will need to keep a holistic view of allactivities in the Portfolio, assist the operational, scientific, and project teams to ensure the articulation and delivery of requirements are met and to provide the appropriate level of Assurance.
  • The cyber security architect shall issue related documentation as required in support of NCI Agency’s service delivery to NATO.

Profile of the Cyber Security Architect

  • Knowledge of both the cyber security area, ICT architecture, and how to use architecture to ensure that the applied cyber security supports the business objectives.
  • Knowledge and experience in the full range of cyber security capabilities, including selection and deployment of/ability to do:
    • Preventive security measures such as endpoint protection, boundary protection, and identity and access management.
    • Defensive security measures such as monitoring, correlation, detection, and response to security incidents.
    • Assessment of cyber security including risk management and vulnerability assessments.
    • Sustainment of cyber security through continual improvement, governance processes, and design and implementation of cyber security systems.
    • Information collection, analysis, and reporting to ensure situational awareness.
  • The cyber security architect shall have knowledge and experience in developing and applying ICT architectures in support of the business objectives. This shall include knowledge of one or more architectural frameworks, preferably TOGAF, the Archimate meta-model and the NATO Architecture Framework.
  • The cyber security architect must have excellent communications skills, spoken and written, being able to clearly explain complicated technical matters to non-technical audiences.
  • Further, the cyber security architect must have good organizational, project, and programme management skills, as good leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Must hold NATO Secret Security Clearance
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another NATO member-state language is an asset
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.

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