IT Security Manager
United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
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Based within our award-winning offices in Taunton, Somerset, the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has an excellent opportunity for an IT Security Manager to play a key role in providing expert support and guidance in all aspects of IT Security.
Working as part of the UKHO IT Security team, you will contribute to the development and maintenance of all UKHO IT Security policies and ensure that good IT security practices are embedded across the organisation, ensuring that appropriate and proportionate risk management measures are taken and accurately documented.
Your key duties will include:
Leading the security event monitoring activities, including Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Security Information and Event Monitoring and Vulnerability Management.
Working with the Delivery Teams to ensure that IT security risks are identified and appropriately and proportionately managed.
Reviewing change across the Business; investigating those that are new, contentious or innovative and making appropriate recommendations for action, including carrying out snapshot Technical Risk Assessments, agreeing mitigations when necessary.
Conducting ISO27001 Information Security Management Systems audits.
Maintaining the organisation's relationship with external MoD and HMG bodies such as JSyCC or GovCertUK.
What we are looking for
The successful candidate will possess demonstrable experience of working within an Information Security and Assurance environment and have familiarity with security testing tools such as Metasploit, Nmap, Wireshark, OWASP ZAP and Burp suite etc. An effective communicator, you will have the ability to design complex technical solutions in an inclusive and participatory manner, to negotiate with and influence other design parties (business stakeholders, technical architects, software developers, third party suppliers).
Experience and knowledge of Security Analyst tools and techniques (SIEM, red teaming etc.), as well as professional IT Security certifications such as CISSP, CISM or CESG Certified Professional, and certification in ISO 27001 are desirable but not essential.
And in return?
We will actively empower you to develop yourself and provide flexible working practices for a healthy work/life balance. You will also benefit from a brand-new award-winning office, with use of our on-site gym, free parking and subsidised canteen.
For a full job description, including the competencies you will be assessed on in your application, please click the apply button to be taken to the UKHO website.
Closing date: 27th March 2020 at 23:55.
Please note as part of the recruitment process successful candidate will need to undergo Developed Vetting clearance and due to the nature of the post this role is only open to British Nationals therefore dual nationals are ineligible to apply.
About the UKHO
UKHO is an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence. We survey and chart the world's oceans in order to develop and serve world leading software and data solutions to commercial shipping companies, navies and maritime organisations. Our products ensure safe navigation and global trade efficiency and support other marine activities including economic development, environmental protection, resource exploration and utilisation, scientific research and security and defence.
Selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit, on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's Recruitment Principles.