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Technical Security Assurance Specialist

Location: Newcastle

Salary: £50,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 166285

Technical Security Assurance Specialist - Newcastle – up to £50,000


Our client is looking to recruit a Technical Security Specialist to assist with reviewing and developing the organisations IT Security Operations function.


Job Summary:


A senior member of staff responsible for maintaining, developing and management of the organisations ICT Security Operations activities, managing the design and documentation of ICT security operations, encompassing ICT organisation and it’s processes, applications, network and application services, operating systems and networks.


They will also provide expert advice relating to ICT Security, represent the company at various external forums and report to the appropriate internal governance forums on information security matters.


Main duties and responsibilities

  • Drives the strategic direction of the ICT security operation function by the development, maintenance, promotion and stewardship of ICT Security Procedures and Standards, in accordance with the requirements, IG policies and procedures, legislation and EU Directives.

  • Manages the Security operations function including the selection, design, justification, implementation and operation of information security controls, management strategies and standards.

  • Functional management of the Organisations Security operations centre including vulnerability management, security incident and event management. Maintenance of threat monitoring alarms / indicators to ensure the company keeps up with the current threats.

  • Promotes and assists IG in the establishment and implementation of procedures to enhance and maintain the Information Security Management System and attain compliance with ISO27001, ISO20000 and other relevant ICT standards.


Essential Criteria;

  • IT related degree or equivalent

  • A Professional Certification or qualification in Information Security (CISA, CISMP, CISM, CISSP, CRISC) or relevant professional IT security qualification.

  • Developing, implementing and maintaining effective control monitoring activities, ensuring compliance with Information Security Standards ISO27001

  • Extensive experience of managing security technologies including; firewalls, anti-malware, IDS/IPS, web filtering, email filtering, SIEM, patch management, MDM, DLP

  • Leading businesses ICT security activities

  • A range of skills and specialism across a diverse and detailed technical knowledge, covering web technology applications and services, information, infrastructure, cloud and managed service architectures.


Salary: up to £50,000 plus excellent benefits.