IT Senior Security Specialist – £50,000 basic + benefits, City of London, Insurance
CISSP / CISM / CISA / CCSP certified / Networks / Operating Systems / Databases / Firewalls / Anti-virus / VA and patch management on Premise and Cloud / Awareness of the Data Protection Act / NIST / PRA / Governments Cyber Essentials
Key aspects of the role:
Provide input and challenge in creation and delivering Cyber Security Strategy.
To support and contribute to the IS program policies & standards
To be responsible for the maintaining the security and compliance processes within assigned area covering pre-deployment and live operation. Ensuring they reflect current best practice including managing third party information sources and working with the operational teams to identify issues and track exceptions to resolution or mitigation
To ensure appropriate and timely reporting and escalation of areas of non-compliance and poor security
To be responsible for the daily operation and management of the Security Technologies and Controls
Work with my client’s infrastructure product managers to ensure that systems are maintained with the latest security patches and that they schedule work in a timely manner to remediate identified vulnerabilities.
Have oversight of the security of the networks including escalations and issue resolution.
Manage third parties to implement, develop and review the appropriate security infrastructure.
Carry out security audits and ensure compliance and best practice is adhered to.
Interpret business requirements & IT Security implications.
Be responsible for KPI and metric creation and reporting to allow the monitoring of compliance with my client’s security policies and procedures and refer any problems to appropriate department managers or administrators.
To lead manage, coach and mentor certain team members to ensure high levels of performance. To set and agree objectives to ensure achievement of results and to monitor performance on an ongoing basis taking remedial action as appropriate
Skills and experience:
Degree educated in Computer Sciences/Engineering or a related discipline.
CISSP, CISM, CISA, CCSP certified.
Technical knowledge of networks, operating systems, databases, firewalls, anti-virus, VA and patch management on-premise and cloud
Firm Understanding of privileged access management and identity and access management.
Knowledge and experience of the security products available including intrusion detection, SIEM, vulnerability assessment, encryption tools and PAM/IAM toolsets.
Awareness of the Data Protection Act (and GDPR), NIST and PRA initiatives and the Governments Cyber Essentials programme
Strong interpersonal, communication skills and experience of working with off-shore / outsourced IT (including Security) teams is desirable.
An understanding of UK general insurance is desirable…… click apply for full job details