Security Assurance

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  • Location:

    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £600 - £640 per day

  • Contact:

    Tom McParland

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    5 Months +

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Security Assurance

DV Cleared

£640 Pay - Inside IR35

*** Remote Working ***

Client sites - London & Northwood

Role description

The Defensive Cyber Liaison Consultant will join an established team of liaison staff that operate within the TLBs across defence. Their primary role is to deliver effective Defensive Cyber communications between the Cyber Resilience Programme (CRP), DCO and their TLB. This ensures that TLBs understand their role in wider MOD Defensive Cyber projects and provide a conduit for TLB requirements to be delivered into the Defensive Cyber programme.

The Defensive Cyber Liaison Consultant is required to provide specialist support comprising the following responsibilities and activities:

Primary role:

  • Define the extent and support the exploitation of individual Defensive Cyber projects within hosting TLB.

  • Connect hosting TLB stakeholders with Defensive Cyber projects regardless of where within the TLBs' HQs or broader TLB structures those stakeholders reside.

  • Establish effective 2-way communications between Defensive Cyber projects and TLB stakeholders for those projects.

  • Validate Defensive Cyber project requirements to TLB stakeholders and raise TLB stakeholder requirements to the Defensive Cyber project/programme within the context of the TLBs' own cyber risks.

  • Prioritise Defensive Cyber projects and their various outcomes against hosting TLBs' critical digital estate.

Additional supporting outcomes:

  • Co-ordinate cyber risk assessments of TLBs' critical assets to inform Defensive Cyber mitigation priorities as well as TLB cyber risk mitigations. These risk assessments may be done through a variety of means including but not limited to CVIs, VA, CI reviews, DEFCON658 reviews.

  • As hosting TLB resources become available, mentor, educate and train those new staff on the hosting TLBs' Defensive Cyber processes.

With the agreement of the sponsor, provide broader cyber risk SME support to emerging and ad-hoc tasks.

Essential Skills

  • DV (single UK National)

  • Must have recent experience working with the MOD (Information Cyber Security and Assurance) and familiarity with MOD Security Policies e.g. JSP 440, 604, IS1&2, SALs and DCPP.

  • Must be able to effectively engage and communicate with TLB staff at all levels

  • CCP SIRA at Practitioner or equivalent.

  • Demonstrable cyber risk management (CRM) experience.

Desirable Skills

  • Working knowledge of NIST CSF.

  • Knowledge of the organisation to which they are assigned developed from previous involvement within that organisation.