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Job Ref:  203880204
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  London
Post Code:  WC1A
Salary:  £50000 - £65000/annum plus discretionary bonus and benef
15/10/2016 03:59
Role: IT Security Specialist
Job Type: Permanent
Location: London, Kent or Bradford
Salary £65,000 plus bonus and benefits

Our client is looking for IT Security Specialist to join their team, to provide the highest standards in providing information Security to them. They are a financial services company based in London, Kent and West Yorkshire.

The candidate will act as an SME on projects from a governance, risk, compliance and technical standpoint. To assist and provide direction to the project managers.

The position requires the candidate to ensure the client complies to relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice

To provide advice and guidance on how to minimise the impact to the client of potential threats to the network or assets
To liaise with potential or current partners and suppliers to the client and evaluate the information security levels of the company or products
As required assist and provide guidance to the Service desk and Infrastructure engineers in the event of a Security alert
As required investigate the vulnerability of the client to potential malicious attacks and recommend defensive actions

To ensure that data security policies are implemented, enforced, monitored and complied with and to ensure the client embraces a culture of Information Security.
To develop and ensure data security procedures are approved that provide the more detailed steps that service areas need to adhere to in order to implement that data security policies

To work with Infrastructure Solution Architects and advice on all Information Security Risks with regards to infrastructure, changes to processes or software implementations. To critique the high and low level designs within projects. Working on all such projects throughout their life-cycle to ensure the client meets compliance and regulatory requirements
To ensure that regular risk assessments are completed in departments and the results are recorded
To assist in taking timely action resulting from any risk assessment recommendations. This may involve liaison with other departments, partners or suppliers.

Be aware of current and possible future trends in information security and take into account current client procedures
Adherence to standards, including ISO27001 and Information Technology, PCI-DSS and Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

Lead on an regular security audits of all client IT infrastructure systems and facilities

PCI experience
Desirable CISSP or working towards qualification
ISO27001 training

To ensure that the client's information systems are secure and to respond to security related incidents in whatever way is appropriate

Essential: 5+ years' experience in an IT or Information Security role
Desirable: Hands On Experience of working in a high pressure environment. Security background

Experience supporting customers with the following:
• LAN & WAN networking including using routers, switches and infrastructure products
• Network Security technologies (e.g. Firewalls, IDS, Proxies)
• Strong understanding of TCP/IP
• Linux/Unix & Windows Desktop and Server Operating Systems
• Virtualisation and Thin-Client Products
• Databases
• DPA, ISO27001 and PCI-DSS
• Good knowledge of the following applications:
• SIEM Tools (e.g. LogRhythm, Splunk)
• URL Filtering and DLP (e.g. Websense \ Checkpoint)
• Encryption and hardening Techniques
• Mobile operating systems (e.g. Android, iOS, Windows Mobile)
• Cloud computing
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