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Cyber Security Manager - Home Office

  • Salary: £48386 - £56405 per annum + allowance + benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Salford, Greater Manchester
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 15/03/2018
  • Job reference: J383144A



Permanent role based in Salford - Salary up to £56,405 + allowance + up to 22% employer pension contribution + flexi work time and more.

The Home Office have set up a Cyber Security Operating Centre (CSOC) in Manchester which provides security monitoring and response across the Home Office estate. Due to expansion the Head of CSOC requires a Deputy CSOC Manager, and technical lead, to provide leadership and strategic direction to the technical function, and to support the Head of CSOC in the day-to-day running of the team.

About the team

The Home Office are in the process of building a new Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC). This function would lead in four main areas:

  • Security monitoring and detection of incidents and concerns.
  • Analysis of incidents by technical and business specialists including the invocation of mitigating actions by liaising with operational teams.
  • Active threat intelligence and vulnerability management through close partnerships with vendors and National Cyber Centre, including information on current malware threats on the wider Internet.
  • Forensic analysis and investigation to support any future risk mitigation activities

Essential Criteria

  • Someone who is proactive and able to drive the team forward to deliver in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to manage own time and priorities effectively, as well as working as part of a team directing operational workloads and activities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to build effective relationships with colleagues at every level within an organisation.
  • Proven experience of operational management of technical teams, in a fast paced environment.
  • Good organisational skills, and the ability to develop and implement effective administrative processes.
  • Good analytical and communication skills.
  • Experience of stakeholder management.
  • Have a strong IT technical background and experience working in a SOC environment.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of using a range of security monitoring tools (e.g. Splunk, QRadar, Intel McAFee, ArcSight, RSA NetWitness) data analytics (e.g. ELK stack) and security case management (e.g. SNOW).
  • Experience in vulnerability management tools (e.g. Qualys, Nmap, Nessus, Nexpose).
  • Knowledge of targeted cyber-attack (APT), how to analyse these and respond to and mitigate against the attacks.
  • Knowledge of operating protocol analysers and analysing output.
  • Experience performing monitoring, analysis and recovery procedures.
  • Experience performing deep-dive incident analysis by correlating data from various sources.

If you would like to have a discussion about the role or for some further details, please do not hesitate to contact Nick on or 0161 924 3916.

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