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Senior Information Security Specialist

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Senior Information Security Specialist

Permanent Salary: Between £57,000 – £69,000 plus business performance quarterly bonus

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Working Arrangement: Hybrid – mostly in office working

Your new company

I'm currently looking for an information security specialist to work for an esteemed Yorkshire FMCG organisation in a holistic Information Security role which will see you involved in areas of Governance, Risk and Compliance, Cyber Defence and assisting their Managed Service Security Provider to an extent on operational cybersecurity.

This role is mainly on site in Harrogate, North Yorkshire with flexible working offered and limited hybrid working.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned security professional with a demonstrable background in the GRC space, a practical understanding of some of the core security frameworks (NIST, Cyber Essentials +, ISO27001), and a level of understanding of core security analysis tools (SIEM, IAM/PAM, Firewalls, EDR, Vulnerability scanning tools etc).

Your new role will involve

Assisting with the implementation and enhancement of the security strategy as set forth by the Head of Cyber Security
Working with all areas of the business and building relationships with colleagues to gain a better understanding of wider business functions, their security requirements, and how best to coach employees on security principles that are applicable to their operational needs
Assisting with ensuring adherence to ISO27001 and other standards such as NIST and Cyber Essentials + where suitable
Assisting with security initiatives and implementations
Working alongside the Managed Service Security Provider, assisting with security operations where required, but mostly acting as the liaison between the MSSP and the business
Providing informed advice on security initiatives set out by the Group Head of Cyber Security
Overseeing the remediation of vulnerabilities raised by MSSP penetration tests, producing supporting documentation (risk ratings and updating risk register)
3rd party and internal risk management
Maintaining a contemporary knowledge of current threats and cyber trends
Assisting in the identification and support of 3rd party compliance requirementsWhat you'll need to succeed

A strong information security (audit, governance, risk and compliance) background
Experience working with 3rd party suppliers and MSSPs on the enhancement of organisational security
Some technical cyber experience (utilisation of SIEM/Vulnerability/IAM tools)
Excellent communication skills alongside a proactive and business solution-focused mindset
Thorough understanding of, and practical application experience of, commonplace security, risk and compliance frameworks (NIST, ISO27001, CE+)
Experience of working cross-functionally across IT, Transformation, GRC, audit and security operations teams
Experience providing security advice over a variety of projects
Strong Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) knowledge, understanding and skillsetWhat you'll get in return

Between £57,000 – £67,000 per annum
Quarterly bonus based on business performance
Up to 25 days holiday plus public holidays
Access to Private Medical Insurance
5% Employer Pension Contribution
4 x Life Assurance
Free meals and drinks on site
Free on-site parkingWhat you need to do now

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