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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