Cyber Security Operations Lead

Cyber Security Operations Lead - Sunderland (hybrid working)Incredible opportunity for someone who is looking to progress their career rapidly into senior cyber security management.

This role is with a large-scale multinational group organisation of over 60,000 staff operating within the Critical National Infrastructure domain.

The business is in the process of a rapid expansion within its cyber and infosec capability and you’ll be joining the team at a reasonably early stage in this process.
The role will ideally suit an individual with a technical background, who has worked in a SOC / Security Operations Centre in a reasonably senior capacity (e.g., a Senior SOC Analyst or SOC Lead / Manager).
Alternatively, it could also be a good fit if you have a strong understanding of Security Controls, Vulnerability Management, Incident Response.
While initially there is no requirement to manage a team, it is expected that for the right person you’ll progress quickly into management, for which full support will be provided.

What you’ll do: Work closely with the Head of Security Operations and other internal stakeholders to:

Ensure the IT security requirements for the Group infrastructure estate are correctly functioning and that IT security controls are in place and correctly managed.
Work with outsourced security suppliers to help manage such security services that are not provided in-house (for example the SIEM – currently Splunk).
Assist in the definition and implementation of a KPI framework that can be used to measure effectiveness of controls, and provide regular reporting on this.
Support the running and provision of vulnerability assessments to the business and support mitigation projects, as necessary.
Support the maturity and operations of the (outsourced), Security Operations Centre (SOC).
Support the running of monitoring systems for intrusion detection and prevention;
Occasionally act as the first line of incident response / escalation.
Investigate suspected (and actual) security incidents in accordance with the security incident management standard, producing reports with recommendations and ensure remedial action is taken.
Auditing of identity and access control systems.
Support the implementation of a zero-trust identity framework including Multifactor authentication, Privilege Identity Management (PIM) and Conditional Access.
Support the implementation of Endpoint Security Solutions across the Group
Work with operational teams to support incident response resolutions.
Understand and drive vendor relationship for cyber security products or services that are in production
Support the IT Security elements of the Group’s move towards cloud-based solutions.

Skills and experience desired (you do not need all of the following):

A technical background in infrastructure or application support
A strong understanding of technical security controls
Experience managing security testing requirements
Knowledge of some of the following areas of IT Security; Digital Cyber Security, Identity and Access Management, Authentication and Single Sign On; Audit; Secure Communications and Cryptographic Services; network protection, SIEM technologies, web proxies and Office365.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to explain complex topics to a non-technical audience (at all levels of the organisation)

It’s a great time to get involved with an ambitious, prosperous organisation with a great company culture.

Great work-life-balance and excellent career progression opportunity.

Sunderland based.

Flexible working allowed (work from home).

Paying up to £55,000 + corporate benefits.

  • Location: Sunderland, England
  • Salary: £52000 - £55000.00 per annum + + corporate benefits
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: context recruitment
  • Posted: 25-Jul-2022
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