Digital Security Specialist

IF Recruitment Ltd
London (Central)
11 Apr 2018
16 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client, a well respected and successful multinational insurance company are offering a fantastic career-progressing opportunity for a Digital Security Specialist.

This role is at the cutting edge of digital transformation and protection and responsible for the data security and risk management within a Digital Business Unit (DBU). The role participates in security and risk management work performed on behalf of the DBU including:

  • Assisting in delivering the company's Global Digital CIO security strategy, policy & standards so customer and Group data managed by Digital services is protected from theft and misuse.
  • Championing the adoption of secure working practices within the DBU
  • Give guidance and consultancy to DBU innovation projects and BAU projects including Digital CIO.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Investigating technical security issues and developing appropriate solutions
  • Reviewing project and change progress to ensure security solutions are delivered on time
  • Assisting projects in scoping and developing solutions to meet mandatory security controls
  • Helping projects complete project Risk Assessments
  • Required to make complex risk-based decisions within area of specialism
  • Role holder will be required to deliver continuous improvement to existing processes
  • Responsible (as part of the Digital CISO team) in driving a security culture across the business globally
  • Expected to maintain strong links to other markets across the business to embed global business standards, share learning and best practice
  • Works with business teams and other technical experts
  • Influence more senior colleagues across the company on area of specialism
  • Builds effective external relationships, and uses industry awareness for the benefit of the company

Skills & Experience required

  • Good understanding of Internet and web protocols and client/server interactions
  • Understanding of tiered application structures, separation and application zoning
  • Good understanding of data and information security and the implications of the Data Protection Act and other legislation
  • Encryption and data handling technologies
  • Good understanding of firewalls, proxies, NIDS/IPS/HIDS, network zoning, physical and virtual device hardening
  • Good understanding of virtual environments and security within virtual environments including Atomic Host and use of Containers
  • Good understanding of Cloud infrastructures, configuration, management and securing
  • Understanding of Dev/Ops operating models
  • Good team working and ability to work as a member of multiple virtual teams

Desirable skills/Experience

  • Experience working in a regulated business
  • Understanding of application security concepts including session management and single sign-on
  • Encryption and data handling technologies
  • Web application vulnerabilities and application penetration testing
  • Understanding of web application firewalls (WAF)
  • Understanding of DDoS mitigation strategies

What will you get for this role?

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • Minimum holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 30% discount for some company products, plus discounts for Friends and Family
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

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