Senior Cyber Specialist: Assurance Services

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 27 Jun 2022

  • Based in Information Strategy and Technology Services (ISTS) at the Mawson Lakes Campus
  • Full-time continuing position
  • Commencement Salary: $104,143 per annum (effective first pay period after 30 June 2022) (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Cyber Specialist to join our sophisticated, multi-disciplinary, cyber security team and contribute to keeping the University’s digital assets safe from unauthorised access.

The Senior Cyber Specialist: Assurance Services will be part of a larger group that is responsible for the comprehensive cyber defence of UniSA’s digital assets. The role has overall technical leadership and responsibility for developing and implementing a proactive and comprehensive program of cyber assurance services activities across the University’s entire IT environment.

You will use your considerable expertise to gather, identify and manage cyber risk, governance, and compliance. Your technical expertise and up to date knowledge of cyber security trends will see you identify risks and work with other key specialists to ensure compliance with cyber security best practice. You will also contribute to the leadership of the team and have operational and project responsibilities to ensure effective cyber security operation and service delivery for the University.

About UniSA Information Strategy and Technology Services (ISTS)

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. We are South Australia’s largest university and one of the very best young universities in the world. At UniSA, we are authentic, resilient, and influential - and we deliver results. We pride ourselves on our dynamic and agile culture, which embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Plus, we are committed to the principles of excellence and equity.

The Information Strategy and Technology Services (ISTS) team provides primary strategic and operational responsibility for UniSA’s considerable IT infrastructure and services. The Cyber Security team works with a wide range of stakeholders across the University to ensure all staff are aware of cyber security issues and good cybersecurity practice and are storing and managing data in accordance with the University’s data classification policy.
We have a commitment to staff development and provide a professional environment in which to work.

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead the design and implementation of a proactive and comprehensive governance, risk, and assurance program of cyber related activities across the University’s entire IT environment
  • Ensure compliance, review and enforcement of the UniSA security framework mapping with NIST and ISM for defence-based process
  • Preparation of IT cyber compliance reports, key risk indicators and key performance indicator dashboards for management review
  • Conduct cyber related audit and compliance activities in order to safeguard the University’s digital environment
  • Work with key stakeholders to ensure IT Cyber governance

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Relevant qualifications or demonstrated equivalent knowledge, experience and skills and a commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Comprehensive experience in cyber security in a complex organisation comparable with the University
  • Extensive experience in cyber security governance, risk and compliance and assurance
  • Experience in developing policy and provision of advice in relation to cyber security best practice, standards, process, and guidelines in a complex IT environment
  • Comprehensive understanding and application of security principles and risk management frameworks


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • Corporate health insurance
  • A variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Jessica Frisari, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 4208.

Applications close: 11.30pm Monday 27 June 2022

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.


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Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

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