IT Security Engineer

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£50,000 - £60,000

IT Security Engineer – Milton Keynes
Salary – £60k plus flexible benefits
SearchDATA is recruiting an IT Security Engineer for a highly respected insurance firm based in Milton Keynes. This role will form part of a newly structured IT Security department within a business that sees IT Security as imperative to its success.
In this role you will help to maintain the confidentiality, availability and integrity of the company’s information and information systems, primarily achieved through identification and mitigation of risk through security systems management and incident management. As such, the ideal candidate will be highly technical with varied experience across information security tools and technologies. 
 Skills and Knowledge
·Significant exposure to Security incident response
·Great technology experience and expertise across a wide range of security technical products and services
·Think like a hacker – Understand the tools and skills used to attack systems to protect the company against such threats
·Thorough understanding of the Information security threat landscape, significant risks, technical developments and directions.
·Strong interpersonal skills are essential, as the jobholder must be able to operate effectively at all levels within and outside of the company
·At least 3 years in IT Security/IT Operations, or equivalent position
·A good understanding of threats and threat vectors
·Proven experience in writing Information Security Standards, procedures and guidelines
·Ability to conduct and direct research into threats and vulnerabilities and preventative capabilities
 Qualifications and Education
One or more of the following qualifications are highly desirable:
·Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
·MSc Information Security
 Key Outputs
·Responsible for ‘Run’ state of all Information Security (technical) systems
·Rapid response, detection, isolation and remediation of information security incidents
·Working with problem management teams on mitigation and incident prevention activities
·Maintaining forensics capabilities in the identification, route-cause, containment and eradication of security threats
·To monitor cyber threats and media reports against the company’s security profile to ensure that technical controls are appropriate.
·To deliver a vulnerability management service that aligns to GRC risk tolerances and business needs
·To establish and maintain security technical standards, procedures and guidelines
·To provide IS teams with security focused technical support, training and consultancy to ensure compliance with security standards, policies and legislation
·Retain a working knowledge of related services areas such as Cloud & end user computing to enable effective liaison with other technical groups and the coherent protection of services
·Produce performance metrics to demonstrate the efficiency and effectiveness of IS and Security Operations controls
·Develop and operate procedures that counteract potential threats/vulnerabilities
·Support of the IS Change Management Process ensuring that information security risks are identified and addressed
·To provide a focal point within the company for technical information security expertise
·Assist in the rapid execution of information security initiatives by maintaining an appropriate level of prioritisation, focus and persistence in an environment of significant change and growth
·Keep abreast of emerging trends, technologies and legislation
·Establish mechanisms, behaviours and culture to encourage the protection of company information and information systems
·Operating as a member of ‘one team’ within the company, working towards a common goal that supports a great business outcome
·On Call (Out of hours support) ensuring 24/7 security cover of company services
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