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Information Security Specialist - Worthing, West Sussex/Initially Remote

REAL Technical Solutions Limited

Posted on Jul 15, 2021 by REAL Technical Solutions Limited

Worthing, Sussex, United Kingdom
IT
Immediate Start
Daily Salary
Contract/Project


Information Security Specialist - Worthing, West Sussex (Initially Remote)

12 month rolling contract/£470 per day (Outside IR35)/Initially remote, then 2/3 days per week in the office in Worthing, West Sussex

A leading technology strong professional services company seek an experienced Information Security Specialist to report directly to the Information Security Manager as part of the 24/7 SOC team, the role of the Information Security Specialist is to respond to security related incidents, protect company assets from cyber-attacks and monitor, hunt and defend threats.

As the Information Security Analyst you will also be required to provide consultancy and support to projects and project managers to ensure IT Security policies and processes are being considered and delivered within new and ongoing initiatives.

Your role will ensure that security industry best practices are being adhered to and that the businesses data, infrastructure and authentication is as secure as the risk profile requires.

Project consultancy will be provided but not limited to, Privileged Access Management, Security Information and Event Management and Endpoint Detection and Response.

Scope of the Information Security Specialist role:

  • Documents and updates, as appropriate the information security policy, standards and processes ensuring these are up to date, communicated and actively considered during solution and service design.
  • Responds to incidents and requests assigned to the SOC within SLAs.
  • Provide analysis and trending of log data.
  • Monitors, audits and reports on compliance to IT security standards highlighting compliance breaches or potential risks.
  • Monitor and action requests and queries to the Information Security and Info Incident mailboxes.
  • Assists in planning, management and execution of vulnerability and risk assessment projects.
  • Provides advice and practical assistance on information security risk and control throughout the organisation.
  • Promotes security awareness to all staff.
  • Vulnerability management reporting ensuring patching policies and process in place and that these are applied in a regular and controlled manner.
  • Researches and tracks information about current security threats and potential vulnerabilities.
  • Participates in ongoing quality assurance activities during the development and implementation stages of the IT security initiatives.
  • Experience of threat assessment and vulnerability management across complex business structures, including the deployment, administration and management of network-based vulnerability scanners.
  • Toolsets and skills - vulnerability and risk analysis, ability to use security tools.
  • Maintenance and management of security systems/devices.
  • Experience in each of the following functional areas - Identity & Access Management, Desktop, Device and Server Security, Network Security, Integration Security, Data Protection and Recovery, SIEM, PAM.
  • On call support as part of a managed rota.

Major accountabilities of the Information Security Specialist role:

Approx % of time spent in role -

  • Incident and request response - 50%.
  • Threat and vulnerability management and analysis - 30%.
  • Maintaining policies, standards and processes - 10%.
  • Staff awareness - 10%.

Experience and capability requirements for the Information Security Specialist role:

Knowledge/experience:

  • ISO27001/ISO27002.
  • GDPR/UK Data Protection Act 2018.
  • PCI DSS.
  • Environmental Information Regulations.
  • NIS Regulations.
  • CISMP.
  • CISSP is desirable not essential.
  • ITIL Foundation.

Capability:

  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Able to manage situations of complexity with positive outcomes.
  • Ability to clearly communicate actionable insights and complex findings.
  • Positive problem-solving can-do' attitude.
  • Innovative ways of working.

Information Security Specialist - Worthing, West Sussex (Initially Remote)

12 month rolling contract/£470 per day (Outside IR35)/Initially remote, then 2/3 days per week in the office in Worthing, West Sussex




Reference: 1255804641

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