Security Specialist - Technical & Information Security

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Security Specialist - Technical & Information Security

I am delighted to be working with a global renowned brand based out of Surrey, seeking a Technical Security specialist with a track record in Design, Deployment, Architecture and a passion for Information Security.

Job Description

Security Specialist - Network Security / Information Security
£65,000 - £75,000 + 25% Bonus + 7,500 Car Allowance + Shares for the first 3 years

You will act as a Consultant treating other business areas as your client's and be expected to liaise with all team members to provide solutions, architecture, design and deployment of relevant Security solutions.
This position works closely with the various business units and technology departments, and requires the ability to balance business needs with security and corporate standards.

The successful candidate must demonstrate an aptitude toward building lasting partnerships, relationships and trust within business units and, at the same time, be equipped to talk with authority around a wide range of technical and procedural matters pertaining to Security and Risk Management.

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of technology offerings, including emerging technologies, and should have hands on experience in implementing and using technology and security platforms/solutions. The candidate will also be familiar with secure application architecture/design and development. This individual must be detail and process oriented, and must demonstrate problem-solving abilities. In addition, the candidate must have a strong security background with knowledge of current leading security practices.

The successful candidate will work alongside colleagues spanning the globe. This position requires occasional national and international travel, sometimes on a fairly ad-hoc and short notice basis.

" Serve as an information security advisor to our business and IT partners, establishing trust relationships through active engagement and collaboration.
" Provide security thought leadership through establishing/defining what good looks like from a security perspective based on leading/common security practices and related work experience.
" Shape business needs into solutions that enable the business in a secure manner.
" Lead and assist in the evaluation, architecture, design, planning, implementation, and support of security solutions.
" Provide guidance and architecture review of proposed security and business functions or practices.
" Assess and communicate all security risks associated with any and all practices performed by the company.
" Identifies security issues and provides the appropriate resolution or may make recommendations to Sr. Management on how escalated issues can be resolved.
" Creatively and independently provide resolution to security problems in a cost-effective manner.
" Produce written technical reports and/or develop presentations on security activities.
" Participate in the creation of global security documents (policies, standards, baselines, guidelines and procedures), as well as the design and implementation of associated processes.
" Maintain up-to-date detailed knowledge of the IT security industry, including awareness of new or revised security solutions, improved security processes and the development of new attacks and threat vectors.
" Remain informed on trends and issues in the security industry, including current and emerging technologies and regulatory and compliance issues. Advise, counsel, and educate executive and management teams on their relative importance.
" Participate in the incident response process as necessary including investigating suspicious behaviour.
" Participates in periodic information systems risk assessments.
" Provide governance and due-diligence within the IT helpdesk ticketing system to approve security related changes within the business environment.
" Foster a sense of community with other team members through open communication, collaboration, and knowledge sharing.


" A successful track record in technology and information security.
" Track record of being responsible for reviewing, recommending, implementing, and supporting security solutions.
" Demonstrated knowledge of recognized security industry standards and leading practices (e.g., PCI, OWASP, NIST, DISA, CIS, etc.)
" Strong knowledge of network technologies and platforms (e.g., TCP/IP, routing protocols, subnet, VLAN, QoS, MPLS, access control list, firewall, router, switch, VPN, load balancer, network traffic analysis, IDS/IPS, proxy, etc.).
" Strong knowledge of server and workstation technologies and platforms (e.g., Windows, Unix, Linux, Macs, etc.).
" Strong knowledge of middleware technologies and platforms (e.g., databases, web server, application servers, etc.).
" Strong knowledge of virtualization and cloud technologies, platforms, and services.
" Strong knowledge of directory, identity, authentication, and access management technologies (e.g., AD, LDAP, SSO, AD FS, multi-factor authentication, TACACS+, Radius, etc.).
" Broad knowledge of security technologies, solutions, and tools (e.g., encryption technologies, SIEM, DLP, AV, port scanners, vulnerability scanners, etc.).
" A high level knowledge of physical security strategies, devices and deployment objectives.
" Knowledge of the various application development platforms and secure application architecture/design and development
" Broad knowledge of operational and security processes/controls (e.g., vulnerability management, patch management, configuration management, access management, etc.).
" Solid understanding of assessing and designing security controls in an enterprise-level environment.
" Broad understanding of how to conduct risk assessments and the associated methodologies involved in risk mitigation and the presentation of this work.
" Exceptionally self-motivated, directed, detail-oriented with strong sense of ownership.

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