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State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the Central Bank, regulates the monetary and credit system of country and fosters its growth in the best national interest with a view to securing monetary stability and optimum utilization of the country’s productive resources. Consistent strengthening of its regulatory and supervisory regime is reflected in the performance and resilience of the banking sector in the face of recent challenging macro financial environment.

SBP is looking for high caliber and dynamic professionals for the CONTRACTUAL position in Office of the Chief Information Security officer, based at Karachi.


SOC Analyst

Key responsibilities of the incumbent will include, but not limited to, the following:
Real time monitoring and maintenance of security monitoring controls and logging solutions i.e. SIEM.
Observe user activities, review logs, report breaches and exceptions on regular basis.
Monitor real-time interfaces of critical security controls like Firewalls, IDS/IPS & Antivirus etc.
Conduct software vulnerability assessment exercises to identify and patch software vulnerabilities.
Analysis of security controls of IT infrastructure and report vulnerabilities and weakness.
Perform basic digital forensics and related examination on reported or identified security incidents
To assist in implementation of IT Security policies, Security Framework requirements, SOPs, standards and other legislative requirements through SIEM and other security controls’ configurations

 Eligibility Criteria:


Must have a Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree (minimum 16 years of education) in Cyber Security, Computer Sciences/Engineering, Telecommunication, or other relevant field from HEC recognized university or from a reputable foreign university. International IT Security certifications (CISSP, CEH, CPTE, CISM etc.) will be an added advantage.


Maximum 32 years, as of the date of submission of application (as per CNIC). Relaxation maybe allowed in case of additional relevant experience.

Must have at least 04 years of post-qualification experience of IT Security (with 02 years as SOC Analyst) in relevant field/area of a reputable, similar size organization.
Hands on experience of security controls i.e. Next Generation Firewall, IDS/IPS, Endpoint Security solutions and market leader SIEM solutions i.e. Splunk, IBM Qradar, Logrythm.
Must have knowledge of network utilities i.e. WireShark, Maltego and Network/Security Analysis tools etc.


Competitive compensation package, as per State Bank rules.

 Application Procedure

Interested candidates, meeting the above mentioned eligibility criteria may send detailed CVs along with covering letter addressed to Joint Director, Resource Management, HRD, State Bank of Pakistan, 10th Floor, SBP Main Building, I.I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi, enclosing therewith their CVs, most recent photograph and attested copies of all relevant documents. Last date of application submission is March 30, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications with incomplete CVs, especially which are devoid of Photograph, Date of Birth, experience/qualification dates or any other important information will not be shortlisted. Selection process may also include written test.

SBP is an equal opportunity Employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Misinformation and any attempt to influence the selection process will be considered a definite disqualification at any stage of the process for current as well as for all future recruitments in the Bank, even if the candidate is otherwise qualified.

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