Senior Security and Information Risk Advisor (A2ZD17523)
at MOD, South West

Location: South West

Salary: Daily Rate: Up to £600 via Umbrella

Job Type: Contract

Industry: Government

Job Title: Senior Security and Information Risk Advisor
CV Submission Deadline: Monday 2nd Sept @ 12.00
Location: Corsham
Duration: until 09/08/2020
Daily Rate: Up to £600 via Umbrella
Security Clearance: DV
IR35 IN/OUT Scope: In Scope


Key Tasks and Deliverables:


  • The ITSyM is required to assist in the implementation of effective IT security in accordance with local policy. Therefore, the ITSyM must have a strong background in information technology (ideally in the deployed military capability environment) and have a clear understanding of the challenges of information security. Main responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

Writing, updating and supporting the development of system security policies and procedures and reviewing their implementation for the organisation;

Manage the PKI, RBAC and Crypto Management resources;

Review the effectiveness of IT security controls in accordance with security policies and system risk management;

Review compliance with SyOPs and contributing to their further development;

Supporting the SAC in the review of requests for change;

Providing advice on compliance with IT security policy and procedures;

Use tooling provided to monitor the system for threats and attacks;

Alerting the SAC to changes in system use that might affect the level of risk;

Reporting security incidents or breaches of security policy in accordance with local procedures;

Assisting investigations into IT security incidents and where appropriate performing remedial actions such as providing user training or briefings;

Attending and briefing at Security Working Groups where necessary;

Providing regular reports to the SAC on system security.

Experience Required:

  • To be eligible for the post of an information security manager, an individual should have completed a bachelor’s degree in computer science or any other relevant field. They will require excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities to identify and fix security risks. To build understanding and awareness of security issues throughout the organisation, they must have excellent communication and presentation skills. They also need good team working skills to develop security solutions in collaboration with other information technology professionals. Other skills required are:

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must to be able to present their ideas concisely.

Ability to prioritise work and design schedules to meet the desired requirements

Ability to work in demanding and taut timescales

The ability to work collaboratively with other team members as well as should be able to work independently with minimum supervision

Excellent organisational and time management skills are a must

They may carry out simulated attacks to test the efficiency of security measures. They also prioritize security coverage to ensure that strategically important data, such as commercial information or personal data, receives the highest levels of protection.