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Cybersecurity Analyst

Costello Medical
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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We are currently recruiting for start dates throughout 2021, including September, and throughout 2022, including January, April, July and September. Additional start dates may also be available and you will be asked to state your availability on your application form. Please note that most of our new recruits will be based in our Global Headquarters in Cambridge, however we have a small number of opportunities available at our London office.

About Costello MedicalCostello Medical is a fully independent, rapidly growing global healthcare agency specialising in medical communications, market access and health economic and outcomes research. We work with a wide range of clients, including the industry's most successful pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, patient and public health bodies and charitable organisations. Our lasting client partnerships create a direct and measurable impact on the successful launch of novel therapies and devices across a wide range of disease areas. Our independent nature allows us to prioritise supporting our staff and clients alike; our vision is to be a community of the very best people, constantly challenging ourselves to make meaningful and outstanding contributions to improving healthcare.

We are committed to our company values which are central to creating our fun, friendly and innovative workplace in which we strive to deliver the highest standards of quality. As a result, the voice of our staff has led to us winning the highest accreditation for company engagement from Best Companies, and we have been listed in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For list for four consecutive years.

About The RoleWe have been heavily investing in our IT capabilities and are now looking for additional colleagues to help us to continually improve our security standards across our global office locations, as well as supporting our vision of achieving industry recognised security certifications. The Cybersecurity Analyst will work closely with our internal IT function and MSP to provide first-class support in protecting the company, it's digital infrastructure and colleagues.

The role is associated with a number of responsibilities, for which training is provided. These include
  • Implementing ongoing security improvements across all systems and endpoints (e.g. servers, platforms, laptops, website etc) by actively assessing the company infrastructure, trends and use cases
  • Providing first-level compliance monitoring and investigations, recognising problems by identifying abnormalities, and reporting violations
  • Completing assessments of third-parties that the company wishes to engage with and responding to assessments from third-parties that wish to engage with us
  • Coordinating security tasks falling within the company IT calendar, such as penetration tests, access audits, vulnerability assessments and more
  • Assisting the IT team in delivering a wide range of IT projects, driving hardening within projects, upholding Change Control processes and conducting project appraisals
  • Recording, tracking and remediating Information Security incidents
  • Assisting the company with reaching globally recognised standards, such as CyberEssentials and ISO27001
  • Actively researching the current landscape to stay abreast of current threats or improvements in the world of Cyber Security, and using this to anticipate future security requirements in line with company growth plans
  • Creating and maintaining IT-related documentation, including company policies
  • Providing training to end users on the company's IT systems and security measures
  • Working closely with Data Protection team to optimise data protection and privacy for the company
  • Occasional visits to our other offices when required
  • Supporting the IT administration team as required
To learn more about the tailored career progression we offer at Costello Medical, please click here to read about Alice's progression to the Senior IT Coordinator role https // YouRequirementsOur ideal candidate will take pride in delivering an excellent service to colleagues and will thrive in a fast-paced environment. The role would benefit from individuals who are motivated and willing to take ownership of the direction of their career development.

Essential Requirements For The Role Include
  • At least 1 year of experience in a related Information Security role. Alternatively, we welcome applications from those with a degree level or higher qualification (2.1 or above) in Computer Science, Information Systems, or similar
  • Familiarity working with, or in a company which has previously achieved, Cyber Essentials and/or IS027001 accreditations
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning solutions
  • Familiarity with Cisco Systems and analysis beneficial
  • Understanding of the Office365 environment and proficiency with Windows operating systems
  • Advanced understanding of TCP/IP, common networking ports and protocols, traffic flow, system administration, defence-in-depth and common security elements
  • Previous, hands-on experience analysing network data and implementing monitoring tools and other attack artifacts in support of incident investigations
  • A 'can do' attitude, and a strong customer focus at all times
  • Exceptional organisational skills, strong ability to remain aware of all facets of a project, and be adaptable to changing deadlines
  • Ability to plan and prioritise your own time and communicate this to others
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; including an attention to detail and confident, professional tone
BenefitsWe pride ourselves on offering a friendly and supportive environment for employees and the opportunities for quick progression and increased responsibility. We provide full funding for a range of substantial postgraduate qualifications with paid study leave, exceptional internal training, opportunities to work on pro bono and charitable projects, and regular company-funded social activities. By joining Costello Medical, we can also offer you
  • The freedom to grow and specialise in the direction you desire
  • A chance to build on your project planning skills and change management processes
  • Rapid growth and hands-on experience as we begin our journey into cloud infrastructure
  • The chance to be involved with Cyber Essentials and ISO/IEC 27001 if you desire
  • Full funding for you to complete training courses for IT industry certificates
What We Offer
  • An award-winning company culture that supports individuals in achieving their goals
  • A competitive starting salary depending on prior experience
  • 25 days holiday per annum in addition to bank holidays, with the option to increase this further after 6 months
  • Flexible working hours
  • Flexible benefits scheme offering additional holiday, cash payments and pension contributions
  • 4% employer pension contributions and a salary-exchange-for-pension scheme
  • Paid study leave and funding for external qualifications
  • Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection and Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme including telemedicine support
  • Comprehensive travel insurance for our colleagues and their families
  • Interest-free travel loan scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
Please visit our website to learn more about the benefits package at Costello Medical.

How to Apply

Please submit your application via our online application form. We strongly recommend applying as early as possible so that we can begin processing your application.

You will be required to upload your CV and a cover letter explaining why you think you would be suited to the role and why you would like to join Costello Medical. Your CV should clearly state dates of all qualifications and grades achieved where applicable.

Please contact the recruitment team at if you have any questions about the role or application process.

We can provide visa sponsorship for eligible candidates for Cybersecurity Analyst vacancy. You will be asked to provide details of your right to work in the UK within your application, however this will have no impact on the processing of your application.
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