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Cyber Security Assurance Specialist

United Kingdom, Birmingham
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Your new company
Working with a well established housing organisation
If you're looking to build your career or use your experience to grow, you're in the right place.
They hire the very best people to make a difference to the lives of people they work with - whether that's delivering a first-class service, building thriving communities, or working within the innovative corporate services.
They welcome people from every walk of life, at any stage of their journey.

An integral role within the Technology and Transformation team, providing application subject matter expertise, owning the architecture of the application, including all integrations and working with the business to maximise value for colleagues and tenants.
Your new role
• As a Cyber Security Assurance support for the Team, providing management of risk in a pragmatic and cost-effective manner to ensure stakeholder confidence. An integral role within the Technology and Transformation team, providing NEC application subject matter expertise, owning the architecture of the application, including all integrations and working with the business to maximise value for our colleagues and tenants
• Review new business proposals and provide specialist advice on security issues and implications.
• Set policies, standards and guidelines for how the organisation conducts security operations across the business and ensures alignment.
• Develop & establish supplier chain security agreements / contracts / questionnaires and manage completion and disengagement.
• Lead reviews of governance practices with appropriate and sufficient independence from management activity.
• Develop policies, standards, processes, guidelines for ensuring appropriate security standards are in place and are adhered to.
• Ensure architectural security principles are applied during project design to reduce risk. Drives adoption and adherence to policy, standards and guidelines.
• Design, architect and deliver security aspects within projects and provide expert assurance for secure implementation.
• Lead and support product security activities, including technical reviews and assessments of product security architectures and designs across a diverse range of complex infrastructure, data and application systems.
• Ensure timely and robust incident management resolution, including major incident response coordination and management.
• Deputise for the Senior IT Security Manager as and when required.
Education, Qualifications
What you'll need to succeed
•Achieved one or more relevant qualification / certification (i.e. CISSP, CISA, CISM).
• Expert knowledge of security data tools, information security controls, security best practice and management strategies.
• Experience of designing control maturity tests and conducting control maturity assessments.
• Experience of overseeing and leading remediation of security assessments, technical testing, and vulnerability analysis including Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus, and NIST CSF.
• Experience in incident response and overseeing improvement actions such as development and tuning of security monitoring, alerting, and reporting.
• Technical knowledge and broad hands-on experience of working with security technologies such as the Microsoft XDR stack, vulnerability management tools (Nessus and Rapid 7), EDR platforms, SIEMs (Splunk / Azure Sentinel), Powershell automation etc.
• Previous exposure to enterprise networking and infrastructure technologies.

What you'll get in return
  • Access to Brilliant Benefits -online portal offering discounts with many big brands
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday rising to 30 days after qualifying service
  • Option to buy additional annual leave
  • Access to the health cash plan, providing you with financial contributions towards a range of medical services including opticians, dentists or physiotherapists, and providing access to an online 24/7 GP and prescription service
  • Company Pension Scheme, with up to 8% matched contributions
  • Life cover
  • Opportunities for progression, training and development
  • A range of voluntary and salary sacrifice benefits
  • Opportunity to round down your pennies to give to charity - Charity Pennies
What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.
#4547608 - Hayley Heath

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