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Senior Security Analyst



Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024

About us :

Luno is the crypto investment app you can rely on, enabling you to buy, store and explore crypto securely. We’re committed to putting the power of cryptocurrency in everyone's hands sensibly and responsibly.

Since 2013, we’ve helped millions of people around the world invest safely in crypto. We do this by cutting through the hype and supporting customers at every step of the way. All products and cryptocurrencies on our platform must first meet stringent legal, risk and technical security standards. We don’t do memecoins.

Transparency is key for us. Luno stores all crypto on a 1:1 basis and we have rigorous processes in place so you can be confident your investment is secure. We’re available in more than 40 countries around the world and we work closely with respective regulators in all of these markets to be fully compliant, as we believe this is the best way to help everyone, everywhere, invest safely.

About the team:

Luno's Cyber Defence team utilises industry leading security tools and platforms to move fast, be agile and dynamic to protect Luno against security threats globally. Our mission is to operate a leading cyber defence program.

The role in a nutshell:

As a Senior Security Analyst, you will be responsible for evaluating and strengthening Luno’s defensive security controls by

  1. continuously assessing them for vulnerabilities to prevent hacking attempts and to ensure an overall strong security posture.
  2. responding to incidents reported to/in the SOC (Security Operations Center)

You will be responsible for the protection and maintaining the security posture of Luno whilst assisting the Cyber Defence team in implementing, operating and monitoring technologies such as IDS (Intrusion Detection System) / IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) / Incident Management / Antivirus Platforms and similar technologies as well as respond to any incidents or alerts that these platforms produce.

Your mission will be:

  • Carrying out endpoint, application and other relevant security related audits in accordance to the company vulnerability and threat management framework and organisational requirements.
  • Maintain and develop endpoint security policies through Luno’s MDM solution.
  • Ability to configure and maintain EDR solutions.
  • Identify, and successfully troubleshoot and resolve Malware related incidents.
  • Develop or recommend mitigating controls to reported cyber related incidents.
  • Keep up to date with latest vulnerabilities and cyber attacks againsts technologies used by the company.
  • Analyse the risks in accordance with the risk management framework of the company and communicate with the risk management team.
  • Independently own, manage and execute security projects.
  • Configure and maintain SIEM solutions.
  • Respond to incidents detected within the SOC (Security Operation Center) and collaborate with engineers for remediation.
  • Develop and maintain audit checklists for remediated risks to ensure auditors can continuously monitor compliance and residual risk.
  • Report findings to the Information Cyber Defence Manager.
  • Recommend actionable security improvements to Luno’s defenses.
  • Stay abreast with industry best pracitces such as ISO27001, NIST CSF, CIS benchmarking.
  • Lodge vulnerability findings with relevant teams that get reported into the vulnerability disclosure program.
  • Actively engage with teams to provide solutions that ensure Luno’s security posture is maintained or enhanced.
  • Create Standard Operating Procedures for team members
  • Collaborate with system owners and take ownership of remediation tracking and report writing.
  • Oversee User Awareness Programs

A little about you:

  • 5 years experience in the Information Security field.
  • Proficient with Linux operating systems
  • Networking protocols and analysis
  • Experiencing in automation and development of scripts in any language.
  • Working knowledge and experience with:
    • Antivirus software and EDR solutions
    • Intrusion Detections Platforms
    • Intrusion Prevention Platforms
    • Security Information and Event Management platforms
  • Implementing industry cybersecurity frameworks and standards
  • Strong analytical skills
  • A passion for learning
  • Strong communication and report writing skills

Life at Luno:

  • Forward-thinking and ambitious team that values diversity, hard work, and the continuous quest for excellence.
  • Remote but reachable work policy gives you the freedom to choose between working from home or the office.
  • Improve body and mind, with excellent private medical insurance.
  • Access to Learnerbly and Code Academy
  • Generous maternity / paternity and even paw-ternity for your furry friend.
  • Annual Inspiration Day.
  • A collaborative, friendly work community, with regular social events
  • Free lunch and snacks.
  • 0 fees with Luno from the day you start.*

*Offer only available on Luno Instant Buy, not Luno Exchange

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not negatively discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.