Security Assurance Analyst

Posted 15 September by Knownfour
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Security Assurance Analyst

Our client is in the Financial Services sector and has a vacancy for an internal audit and risk analyst in their expanding security team. Reporting to the Senior IT Security and Risk Manager you will ensure that the company's information security objectives are met fulfilling its legal, contractual and business-related requirements for data confidentiality, integrity and availability through the effective use of technology and procedural controls and through Information Security awareness and education.

The role will also oversee and have ultimate responsibility for IT Internal Audit and Security Analysts by carrying out line management activities


  • Develop strong and positive working relationships throughout the Company, ensuring that all requests for advice and support are naturally and proactively directed to the IT Security and Risk function
  • Support gathering and presentation of data for 3rd party audits
  • Support, maintain and implement policies, standards and procedures
  • Identify areas where security should be improved, through compliance and risk assessments
  • Undertake or support periodic testing and auditing to demonstrate that security controls in place provide the required level of data protection
  • Ensure that new projects and changes, and any implementations of 3rd party products and services, adhere to security policies
  • Participate in system and application design and implementation reviews
  • Participate in governance and oversight activities for the company's technology portfolio
  • Work with monitoring analyst and automated tools to identify anomalous activity
  • Maintain, and action where necessary an Incident Response Plan to minimise the disruption and security-related incidents
  • Assist with delivery of the Information Security training and awareness programme
  • Play and active role in supporting the department's supplier management processes
  • Build, develop and maintain a team of individuals with the skills and experience necessary to deliver the agreed strategy and objectives and respond to the changing demands of the business

Qualifications & Experience

  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable IT Audit or Information Security Analyst experience at a medium/large sized company
  • Understanding of legislative frameworks and appropriate audit responses to such frameworks
  • Understanding of 3rd party assessments, due diligence and review exercises
  • Ability to manage small projects
  • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor or equivalent
  • PCI-DSS ISA certification or equivalent
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • Any security accreditations either current or being worked towards
  • CCNA
  • CompTIA Security+


  • Strong planning and organisational skills and the ability to work to deadline
  • Ability to develop and sustain relationships with internal and external parties
  • Effective communication skills
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • MI and analytical skills

Flexible working options supported

Please email your CV to apply for this position

Required skills

  • ccna
  • security
  • assurance
  • iso27001
  • mcp
  • pci dss

Reference: 36122347

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