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Cyber Security Risk Analyst - Controls


Cyber Security Risk Analyst - Controls

  • 536999
  • Closing at: Jan 23 2022 at 23:55 GMT

We're proud to have been a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

So join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

Base Location: Reading and Havant

Salary: £46,319 - £61,175 + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available

What is the Role?

You'll be responsible for monitoring the baseline security controls throughout SSE Group and reporting on exceptions as well as assisting in identifying control enhancements and ensuring implemented controls are providing risk mitigation within the wider business and security. Responsible for ensuring the Information Security Management System (ISMS) documents are kept up to date, reviewed and new documentation created as required, you'll also provide support on driving cyber risk awareness across the organisation and increasing the baseline security controls in line with the risk.

- Design, coordinate, oversee and execute regular and adhoc security testing procedures to verify the security of systems, networks and applications, and manage the remediation of identified control failures.

- Assist in designing security configuration and operations standards for security systems and applications, including policy assessment and compliance tools, network security appliances, and host-based security systems.

- Provide support and guidance for legal and regulatory compliance and audit remediation

- Consult with business units to support the development, planning and implementation of security controls for network, distributed and cloud security systems

- Report to management concerning control failures, vulnerabilities and other security exposures, including misuse of information assets and noncompliance

What do I need?

As a Cyber Risk and Information Security professional, you'll have advanced education in computer science, information systems or other related field alongside a good level of work experience in control assessment and management. You'll ideally have professional security management certification, such as a Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or similar supporting credentials.

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Knowledge and understanding of information controls concepts and principles, as a means of relating business needs to security controls

- In-depth knowledge of control assessment methods and technologies.

- Proficiency in performing control, business impact and vulnerability assessments.

- Team-oriented interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders of all levels, including suppliers and external agencies

- Excellent written and reporting skills.

About our Business

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 275846.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.



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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

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