Lead Cyber and Security Advisor

Electus Infosec
£60,000 - £69,999, £70,000 - £79,999, £80,000 - £89,999
02 Dec 2017
10 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Lead Cyber and Security Advisor

Role: Lead Cyber and Security Advisor
Location: Luton area
Salary: £75-80k + up to 35% Bonus + £6k Car allowance + standard benefits

Role overview

Your knowledge of the HMG & Defence sectors in relation to Cyber & Information Security would make an immediate positive impact to the UKs national security. This role will allow you to demonstrate your ability to think both strategically and tactically; shaping the security culture of the business. You will have opportunities to develop both personally and professionally though ongoing security related training and management development. You will also be able to develop your network by enacting with other security colleagues within the defence industry.

We are looking for a highly-motivated and business-orientated individual with an excellent track record in identifying and mitigating cyber and information security risks in a complex defence organisation. As an experienced and technically highly competent professional you will deliver a clear cyber and information strategy aligned to national security authority requirements. Additionally, you will play a key role in promoting and implementing Group (European) level solutions by establishing successful stakeholder relationships.

What’s great about joining this team?

You will be a senior manager of a small team of technical experts within a larger department of enthusiastic and motivated security professionals with a magnificent work ethic and strong team spirit.

The cyber and information security landscape is fluid and national/international security policies change constantly. The Security Department must respond accordingly and you will be a highly influential figure in anticipating and managing these changes to obtain the best possible outcome.

Client overview

A multi-national group with 10,000 employees on industrial facilities in France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States, they work with some of the most sophisticated technology in defence.

The line of work is complex, challenging and innovative. It takes a range of professionals across the full engineering and commercial spectrum to carry it out.

Below are some further details on the role. At the bottom of the page is where you can apply.

Role: Lead Cyber and Security Advisor
Location: Luton area
Salary: £75-80k + up to 35% Bonus + £6k Car allowance + standard benefits

Job Description

Reports to: Head of UK Security

The Role

This is a very varied job role that will involve you in wide-ranging activities, including the following:

  • Create & deliver a robust information security & cyber protection framework that balances emerging business priorities with the national security constraints that relate to MY CLIENT’S UK’s classified and commercial networks, systems and remote devices.
  • Direct the delivery of specialist investigative services in relation to breaches of security or acceptable use policies on MY CLIENT’S UK IT networks
  • Develop & deliver cyber security education activities that increase managers & employees’ awareness of the cyber threat and encourage the adoption of appropriate behaviours.
  • Establish external relationships with national regulatory authorities & industry bodies to maintain MY CLIENT’S’s Transnational Defence Company status & influence industry responses to emerging compliance issues & legislation.
  • Act as the interface between IM Department Security Operations Centre (SOC) and national security agencies for exchange of Cyber Security Intelligence.
  • Act as the Information Security Technical Authority and lead the Technical Securit participation into the research and development of new Information Systems that support evolving business operations.
  • Define information Security policy for MY CLIENT’S UK and work towards alignment with other national divisions of the company.
  • Lead the approvals process for obtaining and deployment Government encryption material for classified networks & product, ensuring risk owners undertake relevant risk assessments & implement agreed protective security measures.
  • In conjunction with IM and the other NatCo Information Security teams, developing international networks to support collaborative activities at the higher classification levels.
  • Act as the Information Security Technical Authority for General Infrastructure Management Systems (GIMS) employed on MY CLIENT’S estates by the Facilities Management department.
  • Assist in the development of Cyber Security Policies for MY CLIENT’S Group level solutions to emerging business requirements.
  • Act as the Information Assurance advisor to MY CLIENT’S Technical and Operations functions for policies governing secure development of Product Industrial Tooling Systems (PITS) and Test Equipment.
  • Provide Information Assurance consultancy and advice to the MY CLIENT’S UK Product Cyber Security Organisation through the Product Cyber Security Officer.

What are we looking for?

• Established external networks including government-level networks

• Detailed knowledge of NCSC, HMG and MoD policies for classified information systems

• Broad knowledge of the available HMG approved IT security products and their application

• Understanding of IT network architectures, application security, firewall configuration and OS hardening

• Ability to provide solutions aligned to business processes and emerging priorities

• Experience of enterprise information systems within a defence context

• Ability to articulate security solutions to complex problems and provide clear advice directly to key stakeholders at all levels.

• Ideally, knowledge and contact with National Cyber Security Centre and associated working groups

• Experience of IT outsourcing contracts and their management

• Knowledge of Industrial Control Systems and their security vulnerabilities

• Experience of security measures relating to General Infrastructure Management Systems (Building Management Systems)

• Strong management and interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively contribute and lead within a cross functional department

Skills: security strategy, information assurance, CESG, CCP, CLAS, NCSC, SOC, GIAC, EC Council, ISACA, ISC2, GISF, GSEC, GCIH, GPEN, GSSP, GSNA, GCFA, COMPTIA, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CLAS, CCP, CISSP, ISSMP, CSSLP, CCFP, HCIPP, CEH, GSE, CIH, LPT, CSP, CCISCO, CISCO, CSCU, ECSA, CREST, CESG, JSP440, SC, DV, TIGER, CPNI, defence, HMG, security engineer, infosec, strategy

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to several high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum DV level.

This is a Permanent position.