IT Security Consultant

Recruiter
Halfords
Location
Redditch
Posted
04 Apr 2018
Closes
17 May 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Purpose
The Information Security Consultant will work as part of the Information Security team reporting to the Information Security Manager.
The role requires a broad knowledge of information security principals, relevant standards and regulations as well as in-depth experience of technical IT security systems. The role includes security architecture consultancy to the business and input into IT projects, liaising with suppliers and internal teams, interpreting security related intelligence, evaluating the effectiveness of security controls and assisting with incident investigation.
Key Responsibilities
  • Maintain knowledge of the state of the art in security standards, technical security, products and services
  • Maintain awareness of current threats and vulnerabilities and assist in evaluating risk to the business
  • Interpret data from a range of sources and advice internal teams on suitable courses of action
  • Provide subject matter expertise to internal projects and for supplier assurance
  • Design and advise on the security architecture of IT project
  • Recommend controls to protect computers, networks, applications and data against likely threats
  • Liaise with other teams to implement and update security controls
  • Advise and assist with the testing of security controls to ensure they behave as expected
  • Coordinate security activities with 3rd party suppliers
  • Assist with the response to security-related incidents and provide lessons learnt analysis
  • Train colleagues in security awareness and operating procedures
  • Represent Information Security in change management
  • Collaborate with business units to improve security compliance, manage risk and raise awareness
Key Skills/Experience
Skills and Experience
Essential:
  • Experience in an Information Security role
  • Experience of working on security initiatives with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience of working in a project environment
  • Knowledge of security related industry regulations, standards and best practices
  • A good level of knowledge in technical security architecture
  • Experience of technical security products and solutions
  • Experience of information security related risk and vulnerability assessment
  • Experience of security related incident response and investigation
Desirable:
  • Experience in a retail environment or similar organisation
  • Experience in a service delivery environment
  • CISSP or other security certification
  • Information technology certifications e.g. ITIL, PRINCE2, Microsoft, Cisco
  • Knowledge of PCI DSS
Personal Attributes:
  • Excellent team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good organisation skills
  • Able to work under pressure without supervision
  • Perseverance and tenacity
  • Adaptable and responsive to change
  • Desire to maintain and improve quality standards
  • Desire to innovate

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/80709571

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