Information Security Consultant

Information Security Consultant
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, UK EH2 4QZ Edinburgh Edinburgh GBR EH2 4QZ
Job Ref: 50219330
Sector: Cybersecurity
Date Added: 14 January 2022

Information Security Consultant - Edinburgh

Our Public Sector client are offering an exciting opportunity for an Information Security Consultant to join their team on a permanent, full time basis.

The purpose of this role

  • Ensuring information security standards within the Centre are designed appropriately and embedded throughout
  • Designing and delivering Information Security policies which align to industry recognised standards and frameworks, such as ISO27001, NIST Cybersecurity Framework etc
  • Providing information security assurance on evidence produced by data processors and data providers, helping ensure our data partners have effective information security controls in place
  • Providing guidance on approaches to secure data transfers, data encryption, security of applications or code packages, and network security in a data-driven research environment
  • Ensuring Information Security artefacts - such as risk registers, relevant sections of Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs), assessment of third parties where required - are owned, completed, and kept up to date
  • Working with the Information Governance team to ensure good information governance and security practices are embedded within the centre, including designing and delivering training and awareness where necessary
  • Contributing information security advice and guidance to a variety of forums including risk, design of technical environment, project groups and potential research and innovation engagements with external parties

The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:

  • CISSP qualification (or similar)
  • Communicating information security concepts clearly to internal and external stakeholders
  • Developing and implementing information security policies and procedures
  • Proven ability to design and monitor effective information security controls, ideally within a data driven research centre
  • Experience of data transfer security, data encryption and application/network security
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn
  • Ability to manage workloads and task prioritisation
  • Familiarity with GDPR principles, with particular focus on information security

Desirable skills:

  • Designing information security controls for sensitive personal data or within the financial data space
  • Experience working within a research context
  • COMPTIA Security+
  • Certification or experience in ethical hacking

This is an excellent opportunity to work for an established organisation offering an excellent salary, 14% employers pension contribution (4.5% employees) and 34 days plus 6 day annual leave.

Should this position be of interest please submit your CV and I will be in contact by telephone as required.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy or maternity or age

13/02/2022 14:21:15
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Contact Consultant:
Lewis Baillie

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