Associate IT Security Engineer

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    Farnborough, Hampshire

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    Up to £35000.00 per annum

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    James Duncalf

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    7 months ago

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Role Purpose

As part of a dynamic and expanding IT Security Team in a world class global defence and security company, the successful applicant will assist with assuring the confidentiality, availability and integrity of information stored and processed on information technology (IT) systems for which Group IT have responsibility.

Key Accountabilities
* Assisting to deploy, maintain and report on the effectiveness of security controls relevant to QQ's Global IT Estate;
* Assisting to make continuous improvements to the security posture of the IT estate;
* Maintaining a current knowledge of security trends, threats and vulnerabilities;
* Working collaboratively with IT community;
* Investigating and deploying mitigations to known and emerging vulnerabilities;
* Assisting with the assessment of security aspects of future proposed projects;
* Assisting to support key components that comprise of the PKI "Public Key Infrastructure", this includes CA "Certificate Authority" Servers and Thales Hardware Security Modules;
* Assisting to ensure timely creation/application of certificates across all domains on within QinetiQ estate;
* Maintain a level of knowledge on new technologies sufficient to understand their applicability to our customer base and to implement and support them, if appropriate;
* Assist to ensure that PKI / Certificate documentation are well maintained, configuration records for all CA Servers, including records of software version of all equipment and also of all certificates issued by the environments;
* Assist to identify and develop methods and procedures to continuously improve information assurance and data privacy within the current portfolio of solutions, as well as the analysis and remedial work during security incidents;
* Contribute to Group IT's disaster recovery capabilities;
* Develop and maintain knowledge in PKI & Encryption Techniques / Algorithms;
* Develop and maintain knowledge in Cyber Security;
* Keep up-to date with enhancements in Public Key Infrastructure technologies;
* Maintain system security assurance;
* Assist to ensure all cyber security vulnerabilities are prioritised and accordingly remediated;
* Assist to ensure software and hardware patches and updates are applied in accordance with relevant policies;
* All mandatory training is under taken.

Key Capabilities/Knowledge

* Highly motivated individual with a genuine enthusiasm for information security and
* Good infrastructure and technology experience including demonstrable
understanding of security operations
* Understanding of Information Security at an academic level and or practical
experience of information technology support
* Good communication skills both written and verbal
* Ability to prioritise workloads and to know when to seek guidance
* Technical ability in Microsoft Windows/Active Directory
* Technical ability in networking systems
* Good knowledge of security issues inherent in common corporate environments
* Hold UK Security Clearance (or be able to obtain one).

* Experience using Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) toolsets
* Experience identifying and reporting on open source threat intelligence
* Experience with cloud hosting platforms
* Experience of malware analysis

Experience & Qualifications
* Level 6 qualification in IT Security
* 1 year in an Associate IT Security role