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Information Security Lead


Posted on Oct 21, 2021 by CV-Library

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£45k - £55k Annual
Information Security Lead

SearchDATA are currently recruiting for an Information Security Lead for a leading distribution business with offices in Harrogate and Castleford.

Within this role you will own and develop the company security strategy and be responsible for delivering a secure computing environment to the group. You will also lead a small team of Information Security Analysts who ensure the systems meet and exceed security standards.

You will also be responsible for keeping the business up to date with changes ensuring their systems continue to be fit for purpose.

What we can offer

45-55k basic salary
£5k bonus
Mix off office/home working

Key Responsibilities and tasks

Set and own the strategic direction for IT Security in the Organisation
Develop the IT security roadmap to improve the security landscape
Create, maintain and deliver a continuous security improvement plan
Coach and mentor team members to ensure they have the skills and ability to deliver exceptional service levels
Support senior managers with internal and external audit activity
Manage strategic 3rd party relationships ensuring the business receives excellent service and value for money
Validate security configurations for infrastructure and new services
Contribute to the knowledge management system and ensure all known problems and fixes are updated
Keep up to date with technology and security developments within the industry and make recommendations where appropriate
Ensure policies and procedures are followed throughout the organisation

Competencies and skills

Demonstrable experience of managing cyber-security in a complex IT landscape
Experience of leading technical teams
Good customer service and communication skills
Analytical and problem solving capabilities
An understanding of ITIL processes and procedures
Demonstrable knowledge of the following:
Strong working knowledge of security infrastructure
Experience of managing penetration tests
Threat prevention and detection technologies
End-user security
OS and device patching
Windows Server and Active Directory Services best practices
Microsoft/Office 365 administration
Experience of cloud services (Azure and/or AWS)
Experience using an IT Service Management Tool

Person Profile:

Ability to operate under pressure within a team
A strong focus on continued improvements and personal development
Strong communicator and influencer, both verbally and written
Good time management and self-motivation skills
A lateral thinker
An interest in security technology and its application in a business environment

Reference: 214970274

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