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Information Security Specialist - Financial Services

Harrington Starr are currently partnering with a leading Financial Services company based in the City.

Our client is looking for a strong Information Security Speciliast to join their InfoSec function where you will be working at the forefront of all day-to-day and BAU activities. You will be exposed to all areas of InfoSec subject matter. 

The Information Security Specialist will be a key member of this team and will have the following responsibilities:

  • First line response to ticketing matters, including appropriate activities to close out such tickets.
  • First line response to enquiries and queries received by the department
  • Support of the departments key technology solutions
  • Support of the departments key processes
  • Assisting the InfoSec management team with risk analysis work
  • Assisting with matters of an audit and compliance nature
  • Assisting the technology team with security subject matter expertise in all areas of InfoSec focus.
  • Assisting with departmental efforts to maintain and continuously mature security state within organisation.
  • Part of the Cyber/Security incident handling and containment (Incident Response) function within the organisation.
  • Produce and review system documentation of the security technologies and controls estate.
  • Represent the InfoSec department at Change Control meetings where appropriate. 

Key Competencies 

  • 10+ years’ experience working in an InfoSec specialist / consultant role.
  • Experience within the financial sector will be a considerable benefit.
  • Analytical judgment and decision making skills.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Must work be able to work well under pressure.
  • Strong and deep working knowledge of IT infrastructure and security specific enterprise controls.
  • Strong knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems and supporting infrastructure elements.
  • In-depth technical knowledge of cyber security specific controls and processes.
  • The ability quickly transition from varying engagements within InfoSec.
  • Ability to work across multiple areas of InfoSec subject matter expertise.
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities while multitasking effectively.
  • Security industry certifications, such as; CISSP, CISA, CCSP, CEH, CHFI

Please contact george.harris@harringtonstarr.com if you are interested in applying for this role.