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6 months ago
Location: Manchester
Job type: Permanent
Category: Professional Sales Jobs
Job ID: 388

Security Consultant

Location: Manchester

Role Type: contractor - full time

Day Rate: Competitive

Working Hours: 37.50 per week

The Role

We are Swinton Insurance. We've been helping people to find insurance for over 60 years and we're far from done: with a fresh focus, a clear vision and some incredible projects on the go, there's never been a better time to join us – and to develop your career with one of the nation's leading digital insurance brokers.

We are currently looking to recruit for a Senior Security Analyst to support the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Swinton data, assets and services. You will support the Technology Information Security Manager, security managed service suppliers, and Technology colleagues to deliver enhancements to multiple security platforms spanning various technologies. The role will focus on maintaining operational incidents and investigations, whilst analysing, developing, configuring, testing, documenting and implementing security services. You will maintain and co-ordinate risk event tracking and remediation.

Key Accountabilities

* Support information security operations, including incidents, requests, changes, problems and tool configuration, including mail, web and infrastructure incidents
* Supporting the development and configuration of Security Service products including Anti-Virus, DLP, PAM, VSS, SIEM, IDS/ IPS, mail and web protection solutions
* Risk assessment of current information technology infrastructure, application and services.
* Review vulnerability reports and plan remediation activities. Work closely with SIEM provider on incidents raised by SIEM
* Support the development of the Privileged Account/Access management solution
* Support the information security team's deliverables across ISS and Business projects
* Support where appropriate a variety of IT security related activities in ensuring that IT systems are protected against unauthorised activity
* Raise and action change requests on behalf of the Information Security senior members
* Support information security consultant and manager on audit actions

Essential Criteria

* Strong previous Information/Cyber Security experience
* Working knowledge of deploying and managing Security Solutions
* Solid understanding of mail and web protection solutions
* Solid understanding of network and infrastructure security best practices
* Experience of privileged access/account management
* Excellent documentation skills
* Experience of dealing with escalations, both service and technical
* Understand security operations from a people, process and technology perspective
* Bachelor's degree in computing or related field

Desirable Criteria

* Evidence of providing training to small/medium groups
* Penetration testing
* Understanding of cloud computing security
* Ability to interface with both technology and management stakeholders
* Understanding of Security strategies and technologies including
* Secure network design, secure web services, application security and security monitoring
* Experience in evaluating the design effectiveness of IT security controls
* Specialist security qualification

As a Financial Services organisation we comply with and support the requirements set by our Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which are designed to protect our customers. This means if your application is successful, you'll need to satisfy some important background checks before you can start working with us. These will include a full credit enquiry, a criminal record check, residency and right to work checks.

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