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Information Security Officer

  • Location: South East
  • Salary: £32000 - £48000.00 per annum + Car + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security
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Capita IT Resourcing is partnered with a large FTSE 250 company in their search for an Information Security Officer to join them on a permanent basis. The successful candidate will be responsible for Information Security across the whole business. The role is a combination of consultancy, thought leadership and reporting/auditing across the InfoSec domain. The activities include:

  • Advising on secure application design and secure software development
  • Reporting security risks to management and handling data breaches
  • Ensuring Group Policies are understood & implemented across the Business Units
  • Publication of InfoSec policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Improving security awareness across staff
  • Keeping abreast of all current InfoSec risks and threats

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Information Security Officer has a broad set of responsibilities covering all the Business Units within the organisation. The responsibilities include:

  • Advise on secure application development projects to assist teams ensuring they understand the required approach to security
  • Maintain and improve multiple ISO27001 certified environments
  • Lead on GDPR compliance and information dissemination within the business
  • Security testing of web and thick client applications
  • Develop and implement security standards, procedures and guidelines for multiple scenarios and diverse environments
  • Ensure that Business Units comply with the relevant legislation regarding Data Protection and ensure that Group policies are implemented across the business.
  • Plan and coordinate information security investigations, feasibility studies, and surveys, to include cost-benefit evaluations of proposed security solutions
  • Provide/facilitate instruction and training for staff on Infosec topics
  • Ownership of application penetration tools (licencing, strategy, etc).
  • Assistance in specifying/running penetration tests and/or helping others to interpret/understand the results of penetration testing
  • Compile monthly Infosec reports covering areas such as breaches, patching compliance, policy compliance, etc.
  • Act as an escalation point for Customer information security

The job holder should have a good understanding and maintain knowledge of:

  • Secure application development techniques (including OWASP)
  • Current industry best practice for IT security, including ISO 27001
  • Security-related technologies, trends, issues, and solutions
  • Data Protection legislation including GDPR
  • Government security standards such as HMG Guidelines, PSN, etc.
  • Security Management Practices and Policies
  • Operations Security
  • Risk Management: the process and how we can mitigate risks in our systems, processes and people

It is expected that the job holder will have practical experience of working on the secure aspects of software solutions which may include secure design skills through to secure coding knowledge. Experience of large-scale projects and systems would be highly desirable.

If you are interested in the role and would like to apply, please send me your CV in response to this advert for immediate consideration.

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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