Information Security Specialist - Contract

Recruiter
Harrison Holgate
Location
London (Central)
Posted
12 Jan 2018
Closes
18 Feb 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A new Information Security Specialist contractor/fixed term opportunity is available working for a reputable Global Insurance company based in the city of London. The minimum term will be 6 months and there will be an opportunity for extension or perm thereafter.

Up to £400/Day or £65000 for a salary.

Summary
Assist in the management and development of the global information security and privacy function, providing input into the setting and communicating the strategy and direction

Assist in the operations of the information security function ensuring its smooth and effective functioning, that standards, objectives and accountabilities are clearly defined and communicated, that control systems are in place and all aligned to global strategy.
Participate and contribute to the Information Security Governance Committee which reports to the Operation Committee.
Ensure that the department acts a source of technical expertise, providing expert advice and guidance on information security, privacy, demonstrating sound commercial judgement and a thorough understanding of the business.
Build a strong relationship with internal clients, demonstrating a thorough understanding of their business and how information security and privacy can add value to it. Contribute to the strategic decisions of the business through the introduction and implementation of appropriate systems and processes.
Collaborate on group wide issues, in particular, but not limited to;
Compliance with privacy and data protection requirements.
Implementation and further development of information security, privacy and policies, guidelines and processes.

Experience Required
The key experience for us in this role will be 3rd party-vendor management.

Proven experience in information security, though experience in related functions such as Operational Risk Management or Systems Audit may be considered.
A strong background in security event management, application security, network and system security, vulnerability assessment, distributed systems administration, security auditing techniques and/or general computer controls.
Strong understanding of LAN, WAN, and wireless communications and protocols
Strong knowledge of Windows operating systems.
Experience in financial services is highly desirable, but not required.
Experience in the insurance industry is desirable but not required.