Security Assurance Manager

Newbury
  1. Full Time
  2. Business Improvement
75468
Posting date:28 May, 2021

Role Title:  Security Assurance Specialist    
Function: Global Cyber Security
Band: G Band    
Department: Cyber Governance, Risk & Control
Reports to: Senior Manager Control Testing & Assurance     
Location: Newbury

 


Role Purpose: 


The Cyber Security Assurance Specialist is responsible for ensuring that the level of control effectiveness and compliance with security policies and standards across a wide range of security domains are understood and appropriate actions taken to reduce risk.
The role will have a strong bias towards Cyber protection in a complex and fast moving technology environment. Experience of deeper, more technical control testing and vulnerability assessment will help to succeed in this role. They will work with security teams across Vodafone Group and Local Markets to
•    plan, organize, and execute deep dive control tests within the IT, Mobile and Fixed Telecommunications network environments;
•    document testing, discuss findings with key stakeholders, recommend improvement opportunities to remediate identified vulnerabilities and prepare management reports; 
•    track remediation of raised issues and work with stakeholders on overdue actions. 
They will also drive automated control testing, the evolution of the overall assurance programme and methodology to increase its maturity over time and provide guidance to other security staff on security assurance and control testing techniques and best practice.
Communication across multiple stakeholders is expected to ensure that there is awareness of the risks and consequences. In addition, they will be responsible for reporting and ensuring that the information reaches the appropriate governance forums.
They will be expected to have a good working knowledge of security principles, techniques and technologies with a good understanding of network protocols, design and operations.

 

Key accountabilities and decision ownership:


•    Maintain an up to date picture of Vodafone’s control effectiveness and compliance with security policies and standards, including deviations, weaknesses and the associated risks
•    Apply intelligence/ situational awareness to prioritise assurance activities based on risk
•    Carry out control testing, undertake deep dive reviews and track remediation activities
•    Prepare metrics and KPIs on control effectiveness and remediation status, and report status of Vodafone Group and Local Markets to relevant governance bodies
•    Provide guidance to other security staff on security assurance and control testing techniques and best practice
•    Drive automated control testing by working with other teams and Technology Security programmes

 

Core competencies, knowledge and experience:


•    3+ years technical experience in controls testing in complex IT or Telecommunications environments
•    Familiarity with of security risks as well as processes, technologies and tools to mitigate these risks – preferably including the specific risks and countermeasures in the Telecommunications environment
•    Experience in technical control testing, assurance and compliance
•    Excellent reporting (oral and written) and stakeholder management skills
•    Attention to detail, strong analytical skills and efficient problem solving capability
•    Used to work in a global environment and ability to adapt style to different cultures and audiences

 

Must have technical and professional qualifications: 


•    Solid knowledge and experience of different technologies (web applications, infrastructure, operating systems, cloud)
•    Ideally certifications as CISA, CISSP, SSCP, CISM, ISO27001 lead auditor and experience in working with ISO27001 and NIST security frameworks
 

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