Cyber Security Consultant

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    Farnborough, Hampshire

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    IT, Engineering

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    martin ferguson

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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CYBER SECURITY CONSULTANT (Information, Risk and Assurance)

Key Capabilities/Knowledge
· An IT or information security related degree or equivalent experience
· Detailed knowledge of IT security principles, IT network architecture, the Government IT accreditation process and associated standards and of developing security requirements and architectures.
· 3-4 years relevant Cyber Security experience
· CCP or suitability for election to the scheme in the short term
· CISSP or suitability for qualification in short term
· Ability to write clear concise documents;
· The ability to apply technical knowledge, with creative and innovative thinking in a broad range of complex and non-routine contexts is a pre-requisite;
· The ability to travel and work/stay on client sites as part of a delivery team

Role Purpose
· The role is for a Consultant to deliver Cyber Security consultancy to MOD, Govt, and commercial organisations and to contribute to the commercial success the team with involvement in bidding activities, business development and client engagement
· A balance between professional, technical and commercial skills;
· Successful candidates will be expected to have the confidence to represent the team leader at customer meetings and integrate quickly with both internal and external teams;
· Skills fade - must have the drive to stay current
· Maintenance of professional certification is essential
· From a project perspective, this candidate will be expected to cover all customers across the Cyber spread.
· This role will require off-site working, either on customer premises or as part of an opportunity partner team. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain and expand upon technical knowledge and, working with Project Managers, deliver required outputs to set timescales/cost to deliver project profit and to the customer's satisfaction
· There is not one specific project type that the candidate will be subject to - one of the attractive points of this role.

Key Accountabilities
· Preparing security assurance cases (covering all aspects of comsec, compusec, physical, procedural, personnel and radsec aspects aligned with the business needs);
· Engaging with customers to understand their security needs and orchestrate the delivery of solutions to those needs for;
· Evaluations for the IA technical and policy;
· Risk Balance Cases;
· Development of Data Management Policies and Plans;
· Provision of close liaison with STRAPSOs, DAIS and CSD;
· Project Cryptographic Plans;
· Codes of Connection and Conformity statements; and
· Performing cyber security risk assessments and determining the most cost effective deployment of security barriers and solutions
· Information/Cyber Security input to high quality bid submissions;
· Production of high quality security documentation meeting Government/ISO standards;
· Design and implementation of IT system security solutions;
· Representing QinetiQ at Customer or opportunity partner premises;
· Performance within allocated budget and timescales

Desirable Skills
· Detailed knowledge of ISO27001 and its' application;
· Experience of both public sector (including MOD) and private sector client bases;
· Project management experience would be advantageous as would previous experience of technical bid writing/input;
· A technology or systems engineering background would be advantageous.

Experience & Qualifications
· An IT or information security related degree or equivalent experience;
· CCP or suitability for election to the scheme in the short term; or
· CISSP or suitability for qualification in short term
· Demonstrable interest in IT/information security and assurance
· Knowledge transfer of ACT services to opportunity partner technical teams

If you would like to be considered for this position please get in touch. All applications will be handled in the strictest of confidence. You can reach me on 0161 924 1383 or