Cyber Security Architect

Ref: ZR_6498_JOB  ·  Posted on 01 October 2021


  • These roles are required to support our client in their work within National Security, Commercial and Defence clients.
  • There are a range of opportunities, so your role will vary depending on your existing experience, our clients’ needs and your aspirations.
Key responsibilities
  • Consulting with clients to identify the security resilience requirements needed to safeguard their organisations mission and business activities.
  • The application of architectural and cyber resilience principles to develop appropriate models, standards, policies and solutions that support the client in their security resilience.
  • Identify effective human, procedural and technical controls to reduce the effectiveness of a cyber-attack and minimise the organisation’s cyber risks.
  • Work with engineering teams to embed security design principles and activities in the engineering development lifecycle.
  • Evaluate security architectures and designs to understand the effectiveness of these designs from a security perspective. Provide advice and support in remedying any gaps.
  • Provide Cyber Security advice and guidance for clients in ‘business as usual’, technical refresh and new project environments.
  • Identify critical business functions and the cyber effects that may be created to adversely impact them.  Create client centric solutions to address these cyber risks.
  • Be able to apply technical knowledge, with creative and innovative thinking in a broad range of complex and non-routine contexts.
  • Build successful working relationships with team members, key customers and stakeholders that improves the value of the security services being performed.
Skills & experience
  • Experience of delivering technical Cyber Security consultancy in multi-disciplined environments.
  • Awareness of the various business drivers different organisations may have.
  • An awareness of the Ability to work alongside enterprise architecture and the systems engineers.
  • Experience of conducting cyber risk assessments/management and the deployment of appropriate controls.
  • An excellent communicator, verbal (active listener) and written (able to write concisely).
  • Ability to articulate and pitch Cyber Security advice both at a technical and non-technical level, directly to key customer stakeholders.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and tasks concurrently, successfully balancing business and client priorities.
  • Ability to provide high-quality work under pressure that delivers security outcomes to tight deadlines and manage client stakeholder expectations.
  • Ability to work both effectively individually and within a team in a multi-discipline environment and in a matrix organisation.
  • A wide awareness of Cyber Security across Government and Industry to include; HMG Information Assurance Policies, Standards and Guidelines, including the Security Policy Framework, the CESG IA Portfolio and JSP440 (plus other standard MOD Information Assurance methods).
  • An interest in maintaining and enhancing technical and consultancy skills.
  • Ambition to work in a challenging and rewarding role that provides real benefit to clients.

Desirable skills for the Cyber Security Architect:

  • Experience of applying SABSA or equivalent security architecture approaches.
  • Experience of using cyber kill chain analysis to identify practical interventions to reduce the effectiveness of an attack, stop or it’s propagation throughout the system/s in question.
  • CESG Certified Professional (Security and Information Risk Advisor or Security Architect).
  • Understanding of the different approaches and technologies used in identifying and addressing cyber threats on the network.
  • Awareness of how the cyber analyst integrates with network operations including using and applying Security incident and event management.
  • Awareness of data analytics and how they can be used in cyber security.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or equivalent.
  • Associate/Full Membership of recognised security professional body such as the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET), Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) or the British Computer Society (BSC).
  • A keen interest in the latest technology with a focus on security technologies.
  • Experience within programme and project environments.

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Part-time opportunities/flexible working is available to suit individual needs.

Additional benefits
  • Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance – Life assurance will be 4 x salary for new starters, whether or not they are in a pension scheme.
  • Holidays – Basic entitlement 25 days with option to buy an additional 15 days or to sell 5 days.
  • Income Protection – All annual salaried UK employees who are aged between 16 to state pension age except casual employees who are hourly paid.
  • Professional Fees – Annual subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body relevant to your role with the client.
  • Season Ticket Loan – All UK employees are eligible on successful completion of their probationary period.
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