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7 months ago
Location: Reading
Job type: Permanent
Category: Networks and Systems Jobs
Thales protects 80% of the world’s payment card transactions as well as safeguarding the biggest names in technology. We’re a leading force in cyber security, both in the UK and globally. And to keep our customers’ information and communications safe and secure in this constantly shifting, immensely challenging sector, we need to excel, evolve and invent. That’s why we only want to work with the brightest, most ambitious minds in our industry. That’s why we want to work with you.

Do you enjoy creating solutions? Are you looking to develop your knowledge, gain skills, and take on a role with accountability? Thales Cyber Security is looking for an innovative mind to help customers extract the most value out of their technology. We are fully committed to your development and will support you becoming certified in different domains, we also provide regular workshop days to up-skill our people.

Role Purpose

To provide business driven, cost effective advice on the management of security and information risk consistent with HMG IA policy or other sector specific guidance:

* To provide a focal point for resolution of security and information risk matters
* To identify, analyse and evaluate information risks
* To explain to risk owners and other stakeholders the causes, likelihood and potential business impacts of information risks throughout the information system lifecycle
* To assist checking compliance with applicable regulations, standards, policies and guidance on information risk management
* To present risk management options to the business
* To support the development of appropriate and proportionate documentation to inform risk management decisions, ensuring these are expressed in terms meaningful to the business.
* To investigate security incidents and opportunities for Forensic Readiness process improvements
* To ensure security awareness is formally promoted, understood and effective
* To seek further cyber security opportunities whilst on customer assignment
* To provide regular threat guidance

Enables provision of the Security and Information Risk Advisor service across a range of business units, sites, projects or other change activities. Works on assignments with non-standard security issues, operational environments, architectural patterns and/or complex supply chains.

* Selects appropriate risk assessment techniques for use across the client programme
* Identifies information risks which are systemic across the programme or business
* Understands and provides guidance on the threat environment
* Recommends implementation of new IA controls across the programme or enterprise to provide more cost effective risk mitigation in the long term and ensures these are traceable
* Contributes to the development of IA strategies, policies, guidance and awareness and aligns these with local risk management practices
* Integrates information risk management into programme risk management
* Manages security incidents escalated from a Security and Information Risk Advisor in accordance with applicable policies and standards
* Provides specialist information security advice requiring at least one CESG Certified IA Professional (CCP) skill at skill level 3
* Plans and manages delivery of a security work programme
* Manages or supervises Security & Information Risk Advisors

Essential Skills & Experience :

* Previous experience in Consulting/Professional services
* Previous Cyber Security Consulting experience
* Ability to write concisely in a customer focused manner
* Working with challenging deadlines and competing priorities
* Excellent attention to detail with a methodical approach and excellent time management skill
* Demonstrated ability to multitask and manage high volumes of work
* Proven organisational ability and team player
* Good communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills
* Excellent standard of computer literacy in all Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
* Willingness to learn and to work with a diverse range of people at all levels
* Knowledge of standard security operating processes and procedures
* Pro-active self starter
* Customer focused
* Flexible (likely that you will need to work outside core hours)
* Self sufficient
* Full mobility is essential, typically working on the client site with delivery partners and client teams.
* Be prepared to work on overseas projects


* CESG Certified IA Professional in one or more role
* Related Degree or Qualification

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