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Head of Cyber Operations
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Recruiter: BAE Systems
Listed on: 10th July
Location: Preston
Salary/Rate: Negotiable
Salary Notes: Negotiable
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 63148_1562770774
Contact Name: Jamie Meurs

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Head of Cyber Operations
Would you like to take on a newly designed position and establish a Cyber Operations Team? As part of the BAE Systems IT Security Strategy, we are looking to recruit a Head of Cyber Operations to work in the new Security Operations Centre. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to be a part of the team from the very beginning & grow/develop within the IT Security team. This role can be based in either The Strand - Preston or Farnborough.
You will play a leadership role in day to day duties, being responsible for managing the team from both a technical & people management perspective.
You will support the organisation with the definition and implementation of the respective IT Security strategies and priorities, including Security Culture, Risk Management, Cyber Defense and Assessments.
Your main responsibilities as a Head of Cyber Operations will involve:
Define, develop, and establish the Cyber Operations team and specifically the Security Operations Centre (SOC) on a strategic, operational and tactical level, to deliver a protective monitoring capability, as part of a global operating model Provide continuous evolution of capabilities for the Cyber Operations team that will require international travel Utilise experience and expertise to choose and enhance the people, process and technologies/tools to be used within theCyber Operations team. Ensure designed processes and policieswithin Cyber Operations are implemented, operationally effective and adhered to, incorporating Incident Response, Business Continuity & Crisis Management Responsibility for and first point of call for all identified cybersecurity threats, with experience performing triage and remediation of incidents Provide key Cyber intelligence to the business on a proactive and reactive basis. Responsible for interpreting business strategy into objectives, prioritising deliverables and holding teams to account for achieving milestones, supporting collaborative working and inspiring good people management through others. Creating a great workplace with safe working climates that foster collaboration, high performance and responsible business conduct, recognising developing capability in themselves and others is core to growing the Company.
Your skills and qualifications:
Extensive experience in leading/managing and supporting operational Cyber Security teams Programming and scripting skills in C++, Perl, Python, PHP Demonstrable experience of liaising with HMG and Academia entities on Cyber Demonstrable research, design and implementation of monitoring, sandboxing and/or reactive technologies Good knowledge of HMG and industry policy, standards and good practice guidance; and their application to a variety of IT Broad knowledge of application, infrastructure and security technologies and familiarity with the principles of secure design and configuration Educated to degree level (or equivalent worked experience) preferably in a related discipline Achieved Certifications to include: CISSP, CISM, GIAC. Desirable, but not essential: OSCP
Expert in the following capabilities: TCP/IP and other Internet protocols APT threats, their tactics, techniques and procedures Windows and Linux operating systems Packet level analysis Malware reverse engineering Compromised host forensics Log analysis from a wide variety of sources SOC toolset exploitation
What we are looking for in you:
You will be a highly motivated and self-disciplined individual, with the ability to work well both autonomously and within a team. In addition you will possess exceptional communication skills with the ability to communicate complex subjects to a variety of audiences, pulling out key issues and decision points.
Location: The Strand - Preston or Farnborough
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts.
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