IT Security Assurance Officer

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    Reading, Berkshire

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    Up to £0.00 per day + Market Rate

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    Patrick Doyle

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    10 months ago

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Role: Security Assurance Officer - risk and compliance

Location: Reading ( Occasional travel to Portsmouth )


The person concerned will need to have a broad spectrum of security skills and knowledge across a range of business and IT services. The assurance officers work with business and IT colleagues to assess business and IT service providers and solutions against security policies and standards to help the business to understand the residual risks to the business from use of that supplier service or technology. The candidate must not only be able to examine IT solutions and services and contracts for service provision to understand their security features and adherence to policy but must also have good communication and stakeholder management skills and be able to explain all aspects of security to both technical and non-technical colleagues.

Technologies in use are broad covering both on-premise and cloud based solutions and both information and operational technology.


  • Experience in IT security over a number of years across a broad spectrum of IT Security roles including appropriate security certifications. Good communication skills commensurate with the role and grade. Knowledge of appropriate security standards, frameworks (including NIST) and controls and their application and experience in providing assurance and determining residual risks in both business and IT solution.
  • The role is also required to provide security assurance advice and guidance to solution and security architects on projects for the Enterprise business.
  • Experience in the utilities sector is beneficial.
  • ISO27001 Experience is beneficial
  • Exposure to NIST control Frameworks is beneficial