Security Assurance Specialist

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    Newbury, Berkshire

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  • Salary:

    Up to £75000 per annum

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    Tom Barrett

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    over 1 year ago

Security Assurance Specialist

Location: Newbury

Salary: £65,000 - £75,000


Our client help their customers remain secure and resilient in a world of increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks. We offer a unique combination of highly resilient networks, enterprise-class cloud platforms, advanced security systems and expert advice, helping limit the risks of a mobile workforce, such as commercial losses, regulatory breaches or threats to individuals, whilst enabling productivity and employee satisfaction. Joining us as a Security Assurance Specialist, you can be part of our empowering our Cyber Security function.


  • Maintain an up to date picture of the clients control effectiveness and compliance with security policies and standards, including deviations, weaknesses and the associated risks.

  • Apply intelligence/ situational awareness to prioritise assurance activities based on risk.

  • Track remediation activities.

  • Prepare metrics and KPIs on control effectiveness and remediation status, and report status.

  • Provide guidance to other security staff on security assurance and control testing techniques and best practice.

  • Drive automated control testing by working with other teams and technology security programmes.

  • Oversee security assurance and remediation activities performed across the client and provide a consolidated status view to management.


  • Solid years of technical experience in controls testing in complex IT or Telecommunications environments.

  • Familiarity with of security risks as well as processes, technologies and tools to mitigate these risks - preferably including the specific risks and countermeasures in the Telecommunications environment.

  • Experience in technical control testing, assurance and compliance.

  • Excellent reporting (oral and written) and stakeholder management skills.

  • Attention to detail, strong analytical skills and efficient problem solving capability.

  • Used to work in a global environment and ability to adapt style to different cultures and audiences.

  • Solid knowledge and experience of different technologies (web applications, infrastructure, operating systems, cloud).

  • Ideally certifications as CISSP, SSCP, CISM, ISO27001 lead auditor and experience in working with ISO27001 and NIST security frameworks.