Information Security Officer, CISSP, London £80 - £100,000

The North Starr
London (Greater)
15 Sep 2018
18 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
North Starr's highly established yet growing financial services client have an exciting new opportunity for an Information Security Officer/ Manager to spearhead the organisations cyber/ information security in a greenfield role. This would be a superb opportunity for someone who wished to grow a function from the ground-up, and enjoys dealing with technical and strategic challenges.

A successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Develop and maintain security related policies and practices which ensure that the client's IP and other, sensitive data are protected by appropriate measures;
  • Establish strong working relationships with Compliance, Legal, Development, and IT teams, and work with these teams to integrate strong information security practices into their existing processes;
  • Consult with internal teams to ensure proper cyber security practices are applied to future technology efforts;
  • Perform risk and vulnerability assessments for the client's existing systems, and develop remediation plans to bring them into line with policy and best practices;
  • Improve visibility of security issues (SIEM, IDS/IPS, firewalls, end point security, etc);
  • Perform periodic penetration testing of our network and systems;
  • Liase with 3rd party security consultants for the purposes of arranging external audits and testing of the client's security systems and practices; and
  • Lead the response team for cyber security incidents, and ensure that breaches are fully remediated and newly identified risks are fully mitigated.
  • Ensuring all employees must develop awareness about and comply with all applicable policies, procedures, laws and regulations.


An ideal candidate will:
  • Five or more years of experience in cyber security roles;
  • Experience designing, implementing, and monitoring SIEM systems;
  • Strong knowledge of threat detection and prevention systems including firewalls, IDS/IPS and endpoint tools;
  • Deep understanding of OS and network protocol topics (Windows, Linux, hypervisors, databases, tcp/ip protocols, routing);
  • Familiarity with data encryption, data loss prevention, and data privacy concerns;
  • Experience with open source security tools preferred (snort, Surricata, OSSEC, ElasticStack);
  • Relevant industry certification preferred (CISSP, CISM); and
  • Familiarity with regulatory landscape (MiFID II, GDPR, etc) and its effect on our policies and practices

Please send your CV for an immediate review!
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