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Cyber Security Governance & Assurance Specialist

Defence Division
01782 203040
£600 - £650 per day
South West
26-05-2023 11:32 AM
Job Description:

This is an opportunity to play your part in protecting our company, our customers, and our communities from a cyber-attack. Be part of a growing dedicated Defence security team and get ready to make a difference by bringing your cyber skills and experience onboard. You'll learn from those around you and from outstanding training and development resources to become even better at what you do. With the best technology at your fingertips, you'll be part of a friendly and flexible working environment where your contribution is always valued. Your future starts here.

What you'll do:
* Provide security leadership and assurance for a specific Defence customer contract
* Act as the primary security contact, interfacing with your peers and our partners
* Work with the existing team to understand the security requirements and ensure deliverables are planned and aligned to the wider contract schedule
* Ensure security controls are embedded from the outset, following Secure by Design principles through delivery and in-life
* Direct the delivery and maintenance of the security accreditation
* Manage the through life Security Management Plan and ongoing assurance of the service
* Manage and lead operational risk relating to people, information, assets, revenue, and reputation, to ensure compliance with relevant security requirements
* Be a key representative at the customer's Security Working Group (SWG)
* Provide security advice and direction to defence stakeholders and our external customer(s)
* Work with our Defence security operations team to ensure alignment and support from existing processes and personnel
* Be a security ambassador for our company, our customers, and our team

You'll definitely:
* Already hold or be capable of achieving and maintaining SC clearance
* Have a proven track record in security and information risk management
* Be a SME of technical, physical, procedural, personnel security management
* Be experienced in working in major public industry sectors
* Have knowledge and experience of the following security standards - ISO27001, NIST, NCSC best practice
* Benefit from lots of different resources to help you stay in tune with latest developments and future strategy
* Be experienced in communicating and influencing across all levels
* Be excellent at stakeholder management and be able to work with (and provide security support to) peer SMEs from other disciplines
* Have excellent communication and leadership qualities
* Be self-motivated and proactive
* Be organised and able to multi-task
* Promote security best practice and awareness

You might even:
* Have knowledge of Secure by Design
* Have a NCSC Certified Cyber Professional (CCP) Information System Security Manager and/or Security & Information Risk Advisor certification or background
* Have a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification or background
* Have ISO 27001 Implementor and/or Auditor certification

Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 10 weeks. LA International is a HMG approved ICT Recruitment and Project Solutions Consultancy, operating globally from the largest single site in the UK as an IT Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, LA International welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds.

Award Winning LA International, winner of the Recruiter Awards for Excellence, Best IT Recruitment Company, Best Public Sector Recruitment Company and overall Gold Award winner, has now secured the most prestigious business award that any business can receive, The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade, for the second consecutive period.

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