Cyber Security Architect

Ref: ZR_7059_JOB  ·  Posted on 14 June 2022

Introduction

Our client is open to candidates at all stages of their career, from a minimum of 2 years to a seasoned professional.

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Company Cultures:

  • Our client is currently recruiting for people to work in the Defence and Aerospace domains. Our client offers a range of independent and unbiased advice in engineering, technical and strategic advisory services to a wide breadth of markets and clients.
  • Our client offers ‘through-life’ support to the MoD and equipment manufacturers, and because they don’t manufacture anything theirselves, their clients can rely on them to offer independent and unbiased recommendations. The industry looks to them for advice on the latest issues and, with duty of care always high on the MoD’s agenda, which is driving this increasing demand.
  • They adopt holistic approach to their work and their people frequently work across different disciplines. When it comes to the environment, they strive to minimise risk, whether that’s from equipment failures, human error or external factors. In terms of supportability, they assess the reliability and sustainability of systems and optimise their support to maintain the capability in the long term.
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.
  • 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.

Desirable skills for the Cyber Security Consultant:

  • 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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