Cyber Security - Manager, Bristol
We are experiencing significant growth in our cyber security practise. This growth is driven by demand from our clients for greater assistance in dealing with increasingly complex cyber security risks and opportunities resulting from changes to the technology, threat and regulatory landscape. Our clients include leading global banks, insurers and investment managers, but also large public sector bodies, global manufacturers and a number of medium sized enterprises across all sectors.
They rely upon us to help them design and advise on cyber security processes and controls, provide threat intelligence, monitor and detect threats and guide them in how to respond to threats, advise on the right corporate culture, and understand legal and regulatory obligations so they can effectively safeguard their organisations.
About the role:
Managers within our Cyber Security practise provide expert technical advice, guidance and support on cyber security, both in business-as-usual and for live and planned projects within our clients’ business.
You will be a generalist but have specialities in specific areas which can be developed and honed as your career develops. This role would suit someone who is comfortable working across the cyber security spectrum and disciplines. We will offer you opportunities to develop your skills in different areas of cyber security.
In this role, you can expect to perform any of the following client delivery work:
Define a security strategy and/or target operating model for an information security function
Conduct a security threat, risk, capability and/or maturity assessment
Define, mobilise and manage delivery of a security enhancement programme
Manage delivery of a technical threat and vulnerability assessment (e.g. CBEST test)
Provide security subject matter expertise within a wider strategic client engagement
Define and implement a security culture and awareness programme
Design and deliver cyber security crisis management exercises
[For architects only - Define an enterprise security architecture framework and supporting blueprints]
You can also expect to perform the following business development activities:
Develop and manage relationships with security stakeholders within our clients
Meet with clients to understand their needs and produce proposals to address them
Develop toolkits, methodologies and accelerators to enhance our sales and delivery capability
Contribute to our research and thought leadership to improve the eminence of our practice
Collaborate with third party vendors to develop new and innovative security services for our clients
Finally, you can expect to contribute to the following practise management activities:
Mentor junior members of our cyber security team and support their development
Help recruit and retain our cyber security team members
Ensure the quality of all our internal, client and public facing deliverables
We are looking for individuals that thrive in an entrepreneurial environment such that they are comfortable working independently with little supervision and have a strong desire to learn and a willingness to share knowledge.
People that succeed in our business have a passion for cyber security, are naturally inquisitive and enjoy solving complex problems. Furthermore, they have a good attention to detail allied with exceptional analytical and technical aptitude. Most of all, they are excellent communicators as we are in a business founded on strong relationships.
As a minimum, candidates for this role must have the following:
Significant information security experience in any form (i.e. operational, consultancy and/or sales)
Strong academic background such as a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any subject
Excellent business writing skills
Experience or understanding of security legislation and regulatory frameworks (e.g. DPA, PCI-DSS, RIPA, PSD)
Experience or understanding of security methodologies and industry standards (e.g. ISO27001, NIST, SANS)
Experience of managing projects involving task prioritisation, budget tracking and working under tight deadlines
Strong understanding of IT infrastructure fundamentals such as networks, operating systems and databases
Knowledge of infrastructure and application security requirements and benchmarks (e.g. OWASP, CIS)
Experience of delivering culture and awareness programmes to all levels (junior through to c-suite)
Experience of presenting cyber security topics at a senior level
Experience of implementing an Information Security Management System
Experience of delivering incident/crisis management exercises
While not prerequisites, the following will be advantageous:
Any cyber/information security certification (e.g. CISSP, CISA, CISM, GIAC)
Knowledge of architecture frameworks (e.g. TOGAF, Zachman, SABSA)
Any project or programme management certification (e.g. PRINCE2, PMI, MSP)
Experience working in a financial services organisation of any type
Experience of internal or external consulting or audit engagements
Exposure to multi-tier, web based and cloud based IT architectures
Knowledge of security technologies (e.g. AV, SIEM, IDM, IPS, F/W, SSO, DLP)
Knowledge of security assessment frameworks (e.g. threat modelling, controls assessment, risk assessment)