Information Assurance Lead

Job Description

Office based position in IBM Hursley. Role primarily comprises of the following responsibilities:

Currently looking to recruit an "Information Assurance/ Information Security Consultant" to take a lead role within the organisation and work alongside and lead Senior Consultants to continue developing and delivering upon the business portfolio and being a key consultant within the Information Resilience / Cyber Security work across the Public Sector, HMG and Defence sectors.

The responsibilities include staying with the project through the cycle (from inception to product implementation) and validating the implementation, as needed. Partner with businesses and technology to research and provide security guidance for strategic projects involving new technologies or concepts (e.g. moving a core application to cloud, or developing mobile application, new authentication technology, encryption techniques or technologies, etc.). The position requires on-going partnership (vs. one time guidance) to build environments and deploy technologies in a secure manner and mitigating risks beforehand - truly positioning security as an enabler of business Escalate risks and details to business partners and Senior Information Risk Officers (SIROs) as they appear. Perform pre and post-acquisition assessments, develop formal reports and present risks to business stakeholders Work with businesses and technology teams to capture risks and exception requests. Ensure non-compliance, justification, mitigation controls and risks are appropriately captured. Identify information security deficiencies or risks to appropriate parties as soon as possible.


Understanding and experience of:

GDPR Implementing and assessing
HMG / NCSC / UK MoD security accreditation processes
Principles of best practice under ISO27001:2013, 27005, 22301, Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus
Cross-government security accreditation
Technical risk assessment
Technical security control development and implementation
Experience of customer consultancy services such as advisory, requirements capture
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
Flexible approach to working locations and tasks to meet customer needs

Strong leadership skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Problem Solving & Analysis. Process driven, and has eye for detail, automation and efficiency to improve programs/processes. Ability, drive and motivation to research and provide the right guidance and find possible solutions.

A team leader with a flexible and pro-active approach to work with the ability to work autonomously, a subject matter expert in the field of Indormation Assurance with experience of working within Public Sector Accounts and managing and/or leading teams.
Ability to work in a fast pace challenging and demanding environment with changing priorities.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

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Preferred Tech and Prof Experience


• Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP);

• Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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