Senior Information Security Specialist

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  • Location:

    City of Preston, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Defence and Security

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  • Salary:

    £45000 - £60000 per annum + + excellent bens + flex working + WFH

  • Contact:

    Sam Bason

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Senior Information Security Specialist

  • Information Security; Cyber Security; InfoSec; Government; Defence

  • CCP; CISM; CISSP; Architecture frameworks; HMG; RMADS; IAS

  • Preston; Remote working; Flexible location; working from home available

  • £45,000 - £60,000 + excellent benefits

Would you like a varied role working on high profile cyber security projects? We currently have a vacancy for an Senior Information Security Specialist at our site in Preston or Farnborough. Other locations are available, and we have a flexible attitude towards working from home. This role will provide you with the opportunity to gain enviable experience across a wide range of exciting and complex projects operating within one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies.

As an Senior Information Security Specialist, you will be working closely with a variety of projects throughout the organisation to provide security input, advice and assurance to ensure that security is embedded in the requirements and design early in the project lifecycle.

Your main responsibilities as an Senior Information Security Specialist will involve:

  • Working alongside Service Provider project teams on application and infrastructure projects to define and design secure solutions that meet the needs of the business

  • Engaging with project stakeholders to promote a mind-set of developing secure systems and transfer knowledge of security standards and processes

  • Ensuring that specifications and designs for services and systems comply with the security policy and standards and HMG security policy and standards where applicable

  • Conducting HMG Information Assurance Standard (IAS) 1 risk assessments and reviewing existing risk assessments to identify changes to the organisational threat profile

  • Preparing Risk Management and Accreditation Document Sets (RMADS)

  • Delivering security documentation at each checkpoint in the project delivery lifecycle

  • Specifying cost effective controls and developing information assurance requirements statements to feed into overall project requirements specifications

  • Developing accreditation plans, security cases and accreditation requirements in consultation with accreditation stakeholders

  • Reviewing logical and physical technology models and providing input and advice to the security sections of the documentation

Your skills and qualifications as an Senior Information Security Specialist will involve:

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) preferably in a related discipline (ICT/Computing, Information assurance, risk management, vulnerability/threat assessment)

  • Previous experience of providing security input and advice to projects in the Government sector or commercial organisations

  • In-depth knowledge of HMG and industry standard security policy, standards and good practice guidance and their application to a variety of IT solutions processing protectively marked information

  • Wide ranging knowledge of application, infrastructure and security technologies and familiarity with implementing them in a secure configuration

  • CCP, CISM or CISSP qualification

Apply now to find out more about this exciting opportunity!