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IT Security Specialist

Posted on Feb 24, 2020 by Berkeley Square IT Ltd

Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
IT
Immediate Start
£45k - £50k Annual
Full-Time

IT Security Specialist

Full time, Permanent | Leeds | £45k-50k

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented IT Security Specialist to join the IT Security team of a leading consultancy based in Leeds.

As an IT Security Specialist, you'll provide advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT security environment and its components across a multi-region infrastructure consisting of over 5000 staff and 90+ sites. This includes specifying, designing and implementing enterprise-wise solutions.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining and improving a Cyber Essentials Plus Security Standard.
  • Co-ordinate, measure and report on the technical aspects of security management.
  • Fully participate in internal governance activities relating to Information Security.
  • Propose changes to existing policies and procedures to ensure operating efficiency and regulatory compliance.
  • Identifying security non-conformities, patching or reconfiguring systems to resolve issues and building and testing new security technologies.
  • Research and propose appropriate security solutions.
  • Design, co-ordinate and manage security testing procedures to verify the security of systems, networks and applications, and manage the remediation of identified risks.
  • Recommend and co-ordinate the implementation of technical controls to support and enforce defined security policies.
  • Manage the process of gathering, analysing and assessing the current and future threat landscape, as well as providing the IT Director with a realistic overview of risks and threats in the enterprise environment.
  • Monitor and report on compliance with security policies, as well as the enforcement of policies within the IT department.
  • Provide information security compliance consultancy to projects and operational teams to ensure that the design of new systems infrastructure or applications are and remain compliant with company security policies and standards from inception to production delivery.
  • Issues and exceptions processing and tracking.
  • Technology Infrastructure Assessments for new, changed and existing systems in accordance with the company information Security Policies Standards and Procedures
  • Work with the Infrastructure manager to develop a security program and security projects that address identified risks and business security requirements.
  • Track issues and agreed actions to completion. Escalating issues to the Head of IT.
  • Definition and development of security control designs including those required to support external regulations.
  • Provide security communication, awareness and training for audiences which may range from senior leaders to field staff.
  • Work with various stakeholders to identify information asset owners to classify data and systems as part of a control framework implementation.
  • Consult with IT and security staff to ensure that security is factored into the evaluation selection, installation and configuration of hardware, applications and software.
  • Research, evaluate, design, test, recommend or plan the implementation of new or updated information security hardware or software and analyse its impact on the existing environment; provide technical and managerial expertise for the administration of security tools.
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of threat and vulnerability management, identify risk tolerances, recommend treatment plans and communicate information about residual risk.
  • Manage security projects and provide expert guidance on security matters for other IT projects.
  • Ensure audit trails, system logs and other monitoring data sources are reviewed periodically and are in compliance with policies and audit requirements.

Skills & Experience:

  • Comprehensive experience including in-depth knowledge within a security analyst role supporting global sites and regions.
  • Excellent understanding of security testing principles, including experience of penetration testing, identifying, resolving and reporting risks, Security Auditing, Forensics & Security architecture.
  • Project ownership, from specification through solution selection, deployment and ongoing management.
  • Experience of document creation, such as the creation of reports or procedures or technical documentation.
  • Ability to engage with projects and provide information security awareness and to raise compliance requirements across the business including within projects and operational teams.
  • Experience of carrying out risk reviews, technology audits or other similar work.
  • Technical security experience with the following - Microsoft core OS; Networking (WAN, LAN & Wifi); Security operations.
  • A good understanding of normal network infrastructure such as VPNs, Firewalls, Switches, Routers, LANs etc.
  • (Desirable) Experience within information security risk and compliance function.
  • (Desirable) An understanding of enterprise information security and in depth knowledge of standards including Cyber Essentials, ISO 27001, 27002 etc. Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • (Desirable) Technical expertise of Cisco security products, specifically ASA Firewalls, AnyConnect, VPN and clientless portal.

This is an urgent requirement and my client is able to move quickly for the right IT Security Specialist.

Please direct any questions to Ashleigh Roberts (see below)

Reference: 850725273

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