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Information Security Analyst
Linux (Full Time, Permanent)
£32,000 - £35,000 / Year
Information Security Analyst - ,Cranfield
** **Job Title:** Information Security Analyst**

**Location:** Cranfield, Bedfordshire

**Job Type:** Full Time, Permanent

**Hours of Work:** Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week

**Salary:** Range £32,(Apply online only)94 to £35,773 per annum (with additional performance related pay up to £44,716 per annum)

Job Purpose
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To work in collaboration with the Information Security manager in developing, implementing and monitoring a comprehensive enterprise wide information security programme, based on accepted industry standards, to ensure the availability, integrity and confidentiality of information owned, controlled and processed by the Company.

The Company has a complex array of information systems supporting Research & Development, teaching and administration for a wide range of sectors from defence and high value industries to open research, each of which requires appropriate levels of protection.

Key Deliverables
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* Developing, promoting, implementing and maintaining Company security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines to meet the evolving needs of the Company.
* Completion of risk analysis (ISO 27(Apply online only)(Apply online only)1/2) for Company information services/assets, both on-premise and cloud-based
* Preparing security-focused programmes/initiatives and delivering support, education/training, and consultancy.
* Evaluating and delivering technical security products, services and practices, to enhance the security posture of the Company.
* To help achieve and maintain Government approved Cyber Essentials accreditation.
* Managing information security vulnerability assessments, and the resolution of security related audits, incidents or events.
* Liaise with external bodies and organisations to evaluate emerging trends, technologies and legislation that have an impact on Information Security.
* To deal effectively with enquiries from customers and partners regarding the Company’s approach to information security.
* Developing security metrics to report to senior management.

**Education / Qualifications**

* **** Degree or equivalent professional experience/qualification
* Certified Information Security Manager or Certified Information Systems Security Professional
* ITIL v3 Foundation (Desirable)
* Crypto-custodian (Desirable)

**Experience**

* Strong experience in implementing best practice in the field of information security management for significant and complex organisations
* An excellent understanding and practical experience of enterprise information security and in depth knowledge of standards including Cyber Essentials, ISO/IEC 27(Apply online only)(Apply online only)1, Security Policy Framework, PCI-DSS, and ITIL.
* Experience of assessing and protecting on premise and cloud-based information systems.
* Experience of working with UK Government departments/ Higher Education sector (Desirable)

** ** **Knowledge** ** **

* Detailed understanding of the current and emerging threats and countermeasures in information security.
* In depth technical understanding of security technologies and controls supporting information security protection in complex computing environments e.g. network access controls, encryption, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention, firewalls, malware prevention, end-point protection and Security Incident and Event Management.
* Working knowledge and understanding of IT architectures, IT infrastructure technologies, application development and IT service management and operations.
* Good knowledge of applicable UK public and government laws and regulations.
* Excellent communication skills – Ability to build strong relationships and influence decisions with internal and external stakeholders.
* Good analytical skills and the ability to challenge the norm.
* Ability to be pragmatic while balancing the needs of the company against security
* Project management planning (Desirable)

**Skills / Aptitudes**

* Excellent communication skills – Ability to build strong relationships and influence decisions with internal and external stakeholders.
* Good analytical skills and the ability to challenge the norm.
* Ability to be pragmatic while balancing the needs of the Company against security

**Personal Qualities**

* Self-starter with ability to drive through change
* Team player with a passion for technology, best practice and a high level of attention to detail.
* High standards of personal integrity and willing to undergo vetting assessments