Senior Cyber Security Advisor

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England, London
£43,650 to £69,700 per annum
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Bonus and exceptional benefits
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Senior Cyber Security Advisor required by my truly amazing public sector client in Canary Wharf, London.

As the Senior Security Advisor you will have a key part to play in my clients Cyber Security Directorate responsible for Protecting the UK National Infrastructure and will act as the Competent Authority (CA) for implementing Regulations for Operators of Essential Services (OES), to improve security and resilience in the Downstream Gas and Electricity sector. Plus, you’ll ensure that my client maintains appropriate levels of security, privacy and resilience to protect their people, data, operations and facilities from harm.

You’ll be working in the CA function and reporting to the Head of Advisory and the key purpose of this role is to maintain relationships with Operators of Essential Services, for the Competent Authority to deliver a model which is engaging and partnering in nature, thus ensuring operational systems and networks in the electricity and downstream gas sectors in Great Britain, remain resilient against cyber and related security threats. You’ll adhere to practices and processes to ensure quality of work, provide regular internal reporting, identify opportunities for cross-sharing information within the CA and escalate matters where required.

You’ll be rewarded with a great culture and working environment and, competitive salary, plus amazing benefits including pension (16%-24%); holiday starting at 27.5 days + 10.5 days bank holidays and special days (increasing to 30+10.5 after 2 years); annual Bonus (around 5%); flexible working; some remote working; annual training budget; season ticket loan and more.


* Client facing experience with strong negotiation and coaching skills.
* Certified to one or more of the following; CISSP, CISA, CISM, ISO 27001 lead implementer.
* 3 years’ experience of working in OT cyber security in Critical National Infrastructure
* You must demonstrate that you have recent and relevant skills and experience in all of the following areas:

* Operating or architecting in an Operational Technology (OT, ICS, IACS) environment, specifically related to managing the security of critical systems. However, provided you have strong IT experience then OT training will be provided.
* Understanding of cyber security risks affecting Industrial Control Systems, and duly considering appropriate and proportionate security controls to mitigate such risks;
* Managing security and risks associate with Operational Technology and/or Control Systems; and
* Working knowledge of IEC62443 series in critical infrastructure and challenges faced with introducing security controls

* Experience of engaging, advising and influencing up to senior managers, whilst projecting credibility and self-assurance
* An effective and engaging communicator, with experience working effectively with key external stakeholders.
* Educated to Degree level or equivalent in an engineering or technology-based discipline (preferred, but not essential)
* Able to achieve and maintain SC clearance.


* Certified to one or more of the following: GICSP, SABSA, TOGAF, CEH
* Knowledge of IEC62351 and/or NIST 800-82 in CNI
* Experience of performing risk assessments in ICS environment
* Experience within Project Engineering Lifecycle in CNI (FEED, EPC, FAT, SAT, Commissioning)
* Conducted regional technical workshops and awareness training sessions.
* Chaired information sharing of solutions, lessons learned, critical success factors from stakeholders to ensure their consideration and adoption by the wider industry.

Contact Details:
Tel: 02393382100
Contact: Neil Collier

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