Security specialist - Contract - Maidenhead, UK
iContract Ventures Ltd.
United Kingdom
2d ago

Knowledge and Experience

  • A strong, technical understanding of information security and risk principles with an ability to recommend simple, straightforward solutions that are relevant to the organisation (experience of administration of Windows, Linux or Solaris- good to have)
  • Good understanding of authentication and directory services like Active Directory
  • Strong grasp of network technologies
  • An inherent and effective ability to influence the security agenda across and up the organisation
  • Effective relationship building and stakeholder management skills
  • Key capability in managing change and coping with change
  • An ability to remain calm under pressure and manage incidents to resolution
  • Clear competence working within, across or leading virtual teams to a clear outcome
  • Excellent skills in multi-tasking and managing priorities
  • First class communication skills - we really need someone who can listen and absorb, talk and hold the attention of others and produce documentation that is simple, effective and concise
  • An approach that is diligent and professional and that engenders trust with others
  • Previous experience of auditing network infrastructure and achieving compliance to industry standards.
  • Experience working in an environment where some (or all) security services are outsourced to a third-party
  • Professional qualifications e.g. CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC (or a desire to achieve those)
  • Involvement in security awareness campaigns within large organisations
  • Security clearance to SC level (or an ability to be cleared) would be an advantage but is not essential
  • Key skills : Linux, Windows, CISSP, CISM, CISA

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