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Senior Manager (Maritime Cyber Security)

Agency: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Job no.: 531469
Work type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Categories:InfoComm, Technology, New Media Communications

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was established on 2 February 1996, with the mission to develop Singapore as a premier global hub port and international maritime centre (IMC), and to advance and safeguard Singapore's strategic maritime interests.

MPA is the driving force behind Singapore's port and maritime development, taking on the roles of Port Authority, Port Regulator, Port Planner, IMC Champion, and National Maritime Representative.

MPA partners the industry and other agencies to enhance safety, security and environmental protection in our port waters, facilitate port operations and growth, expand the cluster of maritime ancillary services, and promote maritime R&D and manpower development.

Leading MPA’s efforts in driving cyber security in the maritime industry, you will play a crucial role in implementing national cyber security initiatives and planning operational responses to cyber attacks.

You will formulate policies pertaining to the protection of the Critical Information Infrastructure (CII). This includes developing and enforcing CII protection policies, standards and guidelines. To do this, you are required to keep abreast of the latest industry ICT security practices and technologies as well as emerging threats and vulnerabilities. Periodic compliance audits are required to be carried out in accordance to national policies. You will also develop and maintain Operational Technology Systems standards for the maritime sector.

To enhance early detection capability, you will establish the Information Exchange Framework and improvise the Maritime Cyber Security Network (MCSN) Portal to ensure effective and safe communication, as well as information sharing among the maritime stakeholders. A 24x7 Maritime Cyber Security Centre will also be set up to provide early warning of impending cyber-threats.

You will establish the cyber incident response framework to ensure readiness to respond to cyber-security incidents. You will manage and conduct investigations to ensure appropriate follow up actions are taken to address any security gaps. You will also plan, conduct and participate in exercises to ensure preparedness at national and agency level to deal with any cyber security incidents.

To be successful in the role, the officer should possess the following:

  • Accreditations such as Certified Information Security Manager, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT and Certified Information Systems Auditor; and
  • At least 5 years of experience in ICT /Operational Technology (OT) related role in the areas of cyber security governance, risk management, cyber security defence, cyber incident management and investigation in a complex IT/OT environment.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with stakeholders at all levels;
  • Competent in large scale project and vendor risk management, business continuity planning, incident response and crisis management.
  • Strong understanding of international security standards such as ISO27001/27002, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, OWASP will have an advantage.

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