Cybersecurity Analyst, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank UAE

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) is seeking an experienced candidate for the job position Senior Cybersecurity Analyst in Abu Dhabi, UAE. ADIB is a leading islamic bank, Headquartered and listed in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It is a public joint stock company with the purpose of being a Lifelong partner for Customers, Colleagues and Communities. The bank currently serves 1 million customers. It has combined a highly personalized customer experience with World-class digital banking services. ADIB has one of the largest Distribution network in the Emirates with more than 60 branches. Internationally, the bank has presence in 6 Strategic markets. The wider ADIB group provides Brokerage, Real Estate, Property Management, Payment and Insurance Services.

Job Purpose  of A Senior Cybersecurity Analyst

  • Assesses the damage and impact caused by information security events and incidents. Develops and manages the implementation of incident containment, recovery plans and actions.
  • Works with other information security teams and managers, and other relevant departments across ADIB to ensure proper and timely response to all information security incidents.

Job Duties As A Senior Cybersecurity Analyst At ADIB UAE

  • Oversee the monitoring activities of Cyber security analysts.
  • Liaise with Incident response team for coordinating the Incident response activities.
  • Escalate the incidents within the defined SLA to Senior Manager Cyber security center.
  • Review collected evidence and conduct further investigation to identify the damage and impact caused by information security events and incidents.
  • Perform intrusion scope and root cause analysis.
  • Participate in  the development of an incident containment plan to limit incident damage.
  • Participate in systems backup and forensic image capture to ensure the affected systems state is captured as it is during the incident with the objective of performing forensics investigation at a later stage.
  • Redirect events to appropriate parties while providing necessary context.
  • Participate in incident eradication and recovery activities to ensure compromised systems are no longer affected.
  • Identify existing eradication plan from existing documentation, or develop new one eradication plans
  • Participate in incident recovery activities to ensure affected systems are fully operational.

What You’ll Do

  • Manage the proper turn over of security incidents and coordinate response efforts between the stakeholders involved in incident response activities.
  • Provide timely feedback to the SIEM content developers regarding false positive rate & false negative rate.
  • Keep updated on the latest trends and threats in the Cyber world.
  • Collect IOCs and other threat intel data and build logic within security tools to detect the presence of the IOCs in the organization.
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedure (SOPs) and incident response playbooks based on identified incidents and develop incident eradication plans.
  • Participate in the development of incident reports and update of lessons learnt.
  • Identify and develop workflow automation to reduce response time and increase incident response procedures efficiency.
  • Assist in data recovery procedures.
  • Participate in testing, deploying, and administering the infrastructure required to provide appropriate incident response.
  • Participate in threat hunting activities.
  • Validate the incidents categorized as false positives by Cyber security analyst.

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Qualification & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, IT, or any related technical discipline.


  • 5-7 years of experience in information security incident response in big banks or financial institutions.
  • Experience in security monitoring and incident response techniques and tools.
  • Experience in handling information security incidents.
  • Experience working in a Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC), or Security Operations Center (SOC).


  • Professional certifications such as Security+, Network+, GCIA, GCIH, CISSP, CEH.

Skills & Knowledge Desired

  • Knowledge of security technologies, processes, and systems or applications.
  • Familiarity with banking processes and modus operandi.
  • Knowledge of ISO 27001, NESA, PCI DSS, SWIFT and other information security standards and regulations.
  • Strong knowledge of information security monitoring and incident handling technologies.
  • Strong knowledge of fundamental security and network concepts.

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