Job: Information Security Consultant

Title Information Security Consultant
Categories Technology Contract
Salary Competitive
Location West London
Job Information

Harris global is looking for a Security Consultant on a contract basis for a large client based in West London.

Job Profile

  • To provide IT Security consultancy and guidance to Global Services, its internal and external customers and suppliers to ensure business needs can be delivered in a secure manner, adhering to Information Risk policies and standards.
  • To act as advocates for the Information Security and Governance function ensuring its vision and objectives are clearly articulated, understood and delivered.
  • Undertake security assurance activities relating to programmes and projects; Information Security risk assessment and analysis; and perform other Security Management activities including governance, compliance, strategy and awareness.

Accountabilities and Activities

  • Provide advice, guidance and policy interpretation to a wide audience of internal and external entities (teams, projects, suppliers, customers and partners)
  • Provide detailed technical standards content, based on established security policies and practices.
  • Obtain and act on vulnerability information and conduct security risk assessments, business impact analysis and accreditation on complex information systems.
  • Contribute to the investigation of major breaches of security, and recommend appropriate control improvements.
  • Support the response to security incidents by the Security Operations Team including root cause analysis and ensuring that systemic gaps identified are closed in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Contribute to development of information security policy, standards and guidelines and working with a wide range of stakeholders, ensure that policies and standards are being effectively implemented.
  • Responsible for development of specialist security awareness and training content.
  • Run regular workshops and awareness sessions within Global Services and for its customers.
  • As required perform formal reviews and assessments of Third Party Suppliers and Offshore partners.

IT Governance

  • Review information systems for compliance with policy, standards and regulatory requirements and specify any required changes.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with organisational policies and procedures
  • As part of IT Change Management and IT governance processes, review and provide approval of changes as appropriate on behalf of Information Security.
  • Responsible for provision of interpretation of security testing output, where required, to assist in prioritisation of remediation activity.
  • Define the plan for penetration testing
  • Provide advice and guidance on the planning and execution of vulnerability tests.
  • Defines and communicates the test strategy.

Qualifications, Training and Experience

  • Good experience and knowledge of Information Security management, ideally with a technical degree and/or industry recognised qualifications (eg CISM, CISA, CISSP, GEGIT, QCA).
  • A sound understanding of British and International Security Standards (eg ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002) relevant Privacy legislation (especially Data Protection Act 1998) and regulatory obligations (eg PCI/DSS, FCA, PRA).
  • Knowledge of process improvement and project management methodologies
  • High interpersonal skills to enable partnership with IT and business stakeholders operating at all levels within the organisation.
  • Knowledge of security architecture and design; experience of developing security requirements and ensuring these are adequately specified, represented in designs, and implemented in deployment.
  • Knowledge of security policy implementation and deployment; experience of creating technical security standards based on established policy objectives and requirements.
  • Knowledge of corporate procurement and tendering processes; experience of specifying security requirements in contract schedules.
  • Knowledge of security process and control assurance; experience of providing assurance to customers, and gaining assurance from suppliers.
  • Knowledge of current security tools, processes and techniques; experience of deploying tools, processes, training to demonstrate measurable security benefit.

If you are interested please apply now

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