What is a CLAS Consultant?
A CLAS consultant is an individual qualified under the CESG Listed Adviser Scheme which is a partnership linking Information Assurance knowledge of CESG (GCHQ) with expertise and resources from the private sector.
The partnership was formed as CESG recognise that there is an increasing demand for authoritative Information Assurance advice and guidance. Candidates applying for CLAS Consultants jobs can benefit from this trend and find roles that fully match their skills and maximise their potential.
Why are CLAS Consultants jobs so important?
Information systems are now increasingly more vulnerable to threats which are becoming more common in an environment where technology is constantly changing. As a result there is now a greater demand for CLAS Consultants who can provide such guidance. CLAS Consultants jobs are typically offered by companies looking to ensure safe electronic transactions with confidentiality, integrity, authentication, non-repudiation and availability as essential elements for any system.
A CLAS consultant can help companies who are considering whether a department (or organisation as a whole) could connect to the government secure internet (GSi). Any such connections must be approved by an approval panel and accreditation will only be achieved if an organisation can show that its systems comply with the strict entry criteria.
A CLAS consultant will have knowledge and understanding of up to date government policy and guidance, possible risk to official systems and any techniques available to respond to them. In addition CLAS consultants are approved to provide public sector Information Assurance providers advice on systems marked up to SECRET. Most CLAS Consultants jobs require security cleared candidates.
We offer CLAS Consultant jobs for a range of leading consultancies and systems integrators who provide services to end-users such as government agencies, the civil service and the MOD, defense suppliers and banking organisations.
Whether you are looking for contract or permanent CLAS Consultant jobs you can contact our experienced recruitment team for more information about our latest vacancies.