Information Assurance Specialist

Information Assurance Specialist

Job Title: Information Assurance Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leatherhead, Surrey
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum
Reference: 895173_1540203796
Contact Name: Aleysha Armstrong
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 22, 2018 11:23

Job Description

Are you an Information Assurance Specialist with a strong background in implementing, accrediting and maintaining the security systems, policies and procedures as an internal security specialist? Do you have knowledge of Cloud based solutions (Office 365, Azure, Dynamics 365)?

The Information Assurance Specialist is a key role in the IT Security Group and critical to the success of the company. The IT Security Group is the lead for all cyber security related activity and its functions are split into two areas;
~ Governance, Accreditation and Compliance - providing security advice and guidance to the wider IT Department to support IT projects and change management and to the business with regard to accreditation, customer requests, service requests and general user queries
~ IT Security Operations - providing effective security monitoring, testing and analysis of the IT infrastructure


~ Understand the different compliance frameworks required by the business (including, but not limited to, ISO 27001, MOD DAIS, Cyber Essentials, MOD Cyber Profiles, Australian DoD, etc)
~ Engagement with the broader security industry and community to ensure you aware of current and future threats and is aligned with industry best practise.
~ Develop contacts with relevant IT Accreditors and key customer IT Security functions.
~ Review and update of the adequacy and completeness of IT Security documentation against changing customer and regulatory requirements including defence, civil nuclear, commercial, and data protection, and in the light of emerging risks.
~ Support the accreditation processes, working with internal and external stakeholders to acquire and maintain all required security certifications.
~ Liaise with other governance process holders, both in the IT department and the wider business, to ensure security best practise is correctly included in applicable procedures.
~ Creation and maintenance of the IT security standards and other documentation to enable delegation of day to day IT security tasks to the IT Operations Group.

Experience will include

~ Developing IT security department processes and procedures
~ Understanding and developing controls in line with ISO 27000, Cyber Essentials, CIS (SANS) cyber controls & CSA Cloud cyber controls
~ Conducting, or participating, in internal and external audit processes
~ Broad IT knowledge to be able to provide security input into a range of projects
~ Understanding and analysing system vulnerabilities
~ Identification of remediation activities, working alongside IT Operations and Infrastructure Groups
~ Understanding attack vectors and exploitation of vulnerabilities
~ Understand firewall, network and server logs
~ Relevant cyber security qualifications are highly desirable

Information Assurance Specialist
£55,000 - £62,000 + bonus, pension, healthcare
Leatherhead, Surrey

Keywords: IA, Information Assurance, Consulting, Cyber Security, Security, CCP, CLAS, CISSP, CESG, GCHQ, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CREST, GIAC, GRC, information security, iso27k, RMADS, SPF, MPS, HMG, Defence, Defense, security clearance, security cleared, jsp440, architecture, systems, ea, sa, 27000, Cloud, Azure

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.
This role is a permanent position.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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