Information Security Officer

Secure Recruitment LTD
London (Greater)
11 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


£60-65,000 Salary + Staff Benefits


Analyse security breaches that may occur or have occurred, repair or strengthen systems and processes against such breaches. This relates to our entire data estate including the systems and networks used by all areas of our organisation.

Role holder will need expertise in working with different types of computer networks and installations. These should include data estates associated with insurance market associations, finance and banking sectors with a positive knowledge of regulatory and audit requirements of FCA/PRA, Lloyds, Sarbanes Oxley, OFSI, Solvency II, and IFRS17. Such installations would include but not be limited to:

  • Encryption & Data loss prevention
  • Malware and Advance threat protection
  • Vulnerability testing and patch management
  • SIEMS event & log management
  • Intel
  • AIX
  • Cloud computing (SOC, ISAE3402)
  • Laptop & mobile telephone and application technologies including MDM and containerisation

Key Skills:

  • A passion for technology and security safeguarding with a desire to deliver
  • Flexible and adaptable – capable of changing direction where required and showing flexibility to meet new demands
  • Multi-tasking – can manage several concurrent projects and prioritise demands
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-moving IT landscape and keep pace with latest thinking and new security technologies
  • Strong customer focus – able to meet the demands of internal and external customers
  • Forms business partnerships that help drive the IT security strategy forward
  • Can make decisions that are well informed and timely
  • Attention to detail, analytical abilities and the ability to recognise trends in security
  • Creativity and patience
  • Logic and objectivity
  • An inquisitive nature
  • A proactive approach with the confidence to make decisions
  • A methodical and well-organised approach to work
  • Communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with a range of people
  • Understanding of confidentiality issues, and the law relating to them.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring compliance and governance is met
  • Devising strategies and implementing IT solutions to minimise the risk of cyber-attacks
  • Managing the daily operation and implementation of the IT security strategy
  • Conducting a continuous assessment of current IT security practices and systems and identifying areas for improvement
  • Running security audits and risk assessments in conjunction with Internal audit team
  • Delivering new security technology approaches and implementing next generation solutions
  • Reviewing, analysing and delivering data information
  • Communicating digital programmes and strategy to a range of stakeholders

The Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Creating and implementing a strategy for the deployment of information security technologies
  • Performing IT security risk assessments and reporting on ways to minimise threats
  • Monitoring security vulnerabilities and hacking threats in network and host systems
  • Tracking latest IT security innovations and keeping abreast of latest cyber security technologies
  • Communicating with key stakeholders about IT security threats
  • Implementing an effective process for the reporting of security incidents
  • Overseeing the investigation of reported security breaches
  • Developing strategies to handle security incidents and trigger investigations
  • Complying with the latest regulations and compliance requirements

Secure Recruitment is a highly respected, niche, Corporate Governance and Cyber Security search business, specialising in handling interim and permanent appointments, both on a contingent and retained basis, up to C-suite level. We provide informed confidential advice, salary guidance, career support, up to date market intelligence and the most comprehensive Corporate Governance and Cyber Security opportunities in the marketplace. We take pride in being flexible to individual needs and work across a range of industry sectors within the geographical locations of UK, Ireland and Continental Europe.

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