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Security Operations Manager, London

Security Operations Manager, London

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Cyber Security & IT Risk

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Andrew Nitek

  • Contact email:

    andrew.nitek@thenorthstarr.com

  • Job ref:

    ANSECOPS_1539189946

  • Consultant:

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Security Operations Manager required by North Starr's leading fintech organisation based in central London (city). This is a greenfield role in which the successful candidate will have the great opportunity to grow the organisation's SOC function from the ground up.

Responsibilities

  • Build and run the company's network monitoring capabilities.
  • Ensure the best use of cyber security tools to protect the company, the customers, partners and systems from cyber-attacks and security incidents
  • Create and implement a strategy for the deployment of information security technologies
  • Monitor security vulnerabilities and threats in network and host systems
  • Track latest IT security innovations and keeping abreast of latest cyber security technologies
  • Liaise and collaborate with key stakeholders in relation to IT security threats
  • Develop strategies to handle security incidents and trigger investigations
    • Implement an effective process for the reporting of security incidents
    • Oversee the investigation of reported security breaches
  • Keep abreast with the latest regulations and compliance requirements
  • Champion and educate the organisation on the latest security strategies and technologies
  • Conduct a continuous assessment of current IT security practices and systems and identify areas for improvement
  • Deliver new security technology approaches and implement next generation solutions
  • Contribute towards ISO and other relevant accreditation
  • Maintain up to date knowledge and an awareness of security trends, keeping abreast of new risks, through self-education and attendance to industry seminars, to ensure ongoing security risk analysis and the implementation of technical systems and procedures to minimise risk
  • Liaise with clients and potential clients to confidently articulate and demonstrate our security capabilities

Knowledge & Experience

  • You will be expected to hit the ground running in a fast-paced environment with a growing workload, and have a high enough skill set to solve problems and find solutions with minimal hand holding
  • Experience working with "Big Data" processing including environment and deployment models, ingest data pipelines, security, and infrastructure.
  • Skills in monitoring and configuring a range of security tools and determining the best course of action when they alert us that we need to take action.
  • A thorough understanding of cyber security and cyber-crime, including the key threats and the tools used to protect an organisation from them.
  • A track record of responding to a range of cyber security incidents in a calm and consistent manner.
  • Previous experience of cyber investigations and of internet topology and artefacts that can be used to identify attackers and the methods they use.
  • A proven cyber and information security background, ideally in financial services.
  • Exceptional communications skills, with the ability to translate complex technical concepts into everyday language.
  • CISM, CISSP, CEH or other cyber related qualification or training
  • You will be an existing participant and regular attendee of technical/security industry events
  • Change management and business process experience
  • Proven track record of driving change programmes
  • Excellent knowledge of general security risks, at both technical and business level
  • Technical understanding, of Firewalls, Routers, VPNs, Penetration Testing, Server Hardening, User Access Rights.
  • Knowledge of all layers of security; Perimeter, Network, Application, Data, Operations, Policies, Monitoring and Response.

Qualifications

  • CISM/CISA/CISSP/Security+/etc
  • Bachelor's degree (BSc) in an I.T. or similar discipline, or equivalent level of experience is desirable

    Security Operations Manager required by North Starr's leading fintech organisation based in central London (city). This is a greenfield role in which the successful candidate will have the great opportunity to grow the organisation's SOC function from the ground up.

    Responsibilities

    • Build and run the company's network monitoring capabilities.
    • Ensure the best use of cyber security tools to protect the company, the customers, partners and systems from cyber-attacks and security incidents
    • Create and implement a strategy for the deployment of information security technologies
    • Monitor security vulnerabilities and threats in network and host systems
    • Track latest IT security innovations and keeping abreast of latest cyber security technologies
    • Liaise and collaborate with key stakeholders in relation to IT security threats
    • Develop strategies to handle security incidents and trigger investigations
      • Implement an effective process for the reporting of security incidents
      • Oversee the investigation of reported security breaches
    • Keep abreast with the latest regulations and compliance requirements
    • Champion and educate the organisation on the latest security strategies and technologies
    • Conduct a continuous assessment of current IT security practices and systems and identify areas for improvement
    • Deliver new security technology approaches and implement next generation solutions
    • Contribute towards ISO and other relevant accreditation
    • Maintain up to date knowledge and an awareness of security trends, keeping abreast of new risks, through self-education and attendance to industry seminars, to ensure ongoing security risk analysis and the implementation of technical systems and procedures to minimise risk
    • Liaise with clients and potential clients to confidently articulate and demonstrate our security capabilities

    Knowledge & Experience

    • You will be expected to hit the ground running in a fast-paced environment with a growing workload, and have a high enough skill set to solve problems and find solutions with minimal hand holding
    • Experience working with "Big Data" processing including environment and deployment models, ingest data pipelines, security, and infrastructure.
    • Skills in monitoring and configuring a range of security tools and determining the best course of action when they alert us that we need to take action.
    • A thorough understanding of cyber security and cyber-crime, including the key threats and the tools used to protect an organisation from them.
    • A track record of responding to a range of cyber security incidents in a calm and consistent manner.
    • Previous experience of cyber investigations and of internet topology and artefacts that can be used to identify attackers and the methods they use.
    • A proven cyber and information security background, ideally in financial services.
    • Exceptional communications skills, with the ability to translate complex technical concepts into everyday language.
    • CISM, CISSP, CEH or other cyber related qualification or training
    • You will be an existing participant and regular attendee of technical/security industry events
    • Change management and business process experience
    • Proven track record of driving change programmes
    • Excellent knowledge of general security risks, at both technical and business level
    • Technical understanding, of Firewalls, Routers, VPNs, Penetration Testing, Server Hardening, User Access Rights.
    • Knowledge of all layers of security; Perimeter, Network, Application, Data, Operations, Policies, Monitoring and Response.

    Qualifications

    • CISM/CISA/CISSP/Security+/etc
    • Bachelor's degree (BSc) in an I.T. or similar discipline, or equivalent level of experience is desirable