Head of Security – Government, Cyber, Digital

Job Title: Head of Security – Government, Cyber, Digital
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: £500-600 Per Day Limited/Umbrella - Inside IR35
Start Date: Aug/Sept 2017
Reference: JD%2FC%2F16971
Contact Name: Jackie Dean
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 02, 2017 16:46

Job Description

Head of Security / Security Design Lead Information Assurance Architect required by government client for 4 months in Inner London with possible extensions.

The individual will drive beneficial security change into the business through the development or review of

architectures so that they:
Fit business requirements for security
Mitigate the risks and conform to the relevant security policies
Balance information risk against cost of countermeasures
Ensure security is implemented in a consistent way across the programme, and drive the overall design
Working with agile developers and testers to review code, run and manage security tests and provide security assurance the resultant code is safe from a security perspective
Working to articulate current risks against the system, the proposed mitigation and support the on-going accreditation process
Creating, running and managing the security processes and procedures, both technical and not, to maintain the security of the system, personnel, and appropriate environments
Security architecture for the design of secure digital services
Security principles for the programme
Agile development and programme staff security education
Experience in delivering security within Internet facing, transactional digital services is essential

Experience required:

Proven experience in the design, implementation, integration and operation of security services, capabilities, systems architectures and networks, ideally within a large government or multi supplier organisation
Recognised as a subject matter expert in cyber security, engaging with project and design teams, demonstrating experience of supporting technology implementation or development, and driving technology change
A good understanding and awareness of new digital and emerging technologies, contemporary IT service design and delivery, and secure development practices, assessing their relevance and potential value to the department
Experience working with solution and domain architects, and product development teams, to specify and assure secure design solutions and technical approach for products developed in cross functional teams

Clearance Level Required: DV - Developed Vetting (May accept someone who has SC Clearance)

IR35 Scope: Out of Scope

CV Submission Deadline: Thursday 3rd August

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