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Senior Cyber Security Architect

Job Description

We're looking for a Senior Cyber Security Architect for a Central Government Agency. 

Key Accountabilities:
  • Provide analysis of risks to information systems in order to inform risk owners and project managers to allow effective decision making.
  • Provide expert subject matter advice to management chain.
  • Ensure IT projects are provided with timely technical security advice.
  • Develop and apply the overall security architecture of the organisation and the place within in it of key security controls.
  • Maintains and promotes high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security, and quality and be a great team player.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide lead for maintaining awareness of industry best practice in Information Assurance and Information Risk Management.
  • Determine how the overall security architecture applies to projects under consideration and advise project solution architects on security requirements.
  • Review high- and low-level solution designs for compliance with overall security architecture, achievement of security requirements and overall efficacy of the security features and tools.
  • Facilitate the formal accreditation of corporate systems 
  • Assist with IT Health Check and Vulnerability Assessments by approving scope of tests and overall testing programme.
  • Provide technical risk assessment analysis.
  • Develop the professionalism of Information Risk Management 
  • Attend project Security Working Groups and manage when appropriate.

Experience and skills:
  • Has worked in a Defence industry
  • Security Clearance: Active DV
  • Security Analyst skills
  • Firewalls
  • DevOps
  • Cloud
  • Intrusion detection systems (IDS)
  • Intrusion prevention systems (IPS)
  • Has worked in highly classified environments
  • Endpoint detection
  • Technical background
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Hands on with security tooling