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Information Security Technical Specialist job description

Information Security Technical Specialist job description

The primary focus being to ensure that  services user information, is protected, in accordance with the needs of the business and according to Information Security principles of availability, integrity and confidentiality.

Main responsibilities-Information Security Technical Specialist job description

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Information Security Technical Specialist job description

Essentials of the role:


Demonstrable experience in technology security related roles, with demonstrable experience

of identifying and managing information security risks in complex or critical scenarios


Understanding of Intrusion Theory and Practice


Understanding of enterprise IT infrastructure and architectures


Demonstrable understanding of information security detection and protection methodologies


Experience of assisting technical users with identification of information threats/vulnerabilities/risks


Understanding of a wide range of information security related topics and industry standards,

including ISO27001 and ITIL.


Ability to review complex information systems, identify risks and recommend appropriate,

pragmatic (and cost effective) solutions to mitigate those risks.


Highly effective and creative problem-solving skills


Ability to convey and explain complex technical information to technical staff


Ability to communicate and collaborate at all technical levels of the corporation, and externally


Demonstrable experience of writing technical reports, documentation and standards

accurately and to designated timescales









Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills


Confidence to make decisions where appropriate and to ask for assistance when necessary


Ability to manage multiple tasks and work streams effectively and prioritise accordingly


Be able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision


Additional Desirables for Role


Web application and API development and architectural experience


Consumer facing internet Identity Management

Unix / Linux security and/or administration understanding, especially Red Hat/CentOS

Windows / active directory security understanding and experience


Virtualized environments security and/or administration experience


Cloud security concepts and solutions understanding such as AWS, and Azure


Experience of ensuring security in agile/iterative development.


Experience of working in an organisation with a distributed hierarchy and using multiple

outsourced support companies


Technical understanding and experience of enterprise network management and monitoring



Background in formal study of information technology, information security or technical



Understanding of how information security strategy aligns with business and technology





Advanced degree in Information security preferred but not essential.

Formal certification in Information security preferred but not essential.


Free Job description Information Security Technical Specialist


To be embedded within major programmes of work and become the acknowledged Information Security SME for the development


Assist in the shaping, planning and implementation of programmes (and associated projects) of work that form part of the company roadmaps  Collaborate on projects in the Information Security improvement programme to provide

consultancy and assistance as required

Technical Risk Assessment


Conduct security risk assessments of complex infrastructure programmes and projects


Prioritize work in accordance with the potential risk profile of the projects at hand


Lead and undertake reviews of new programme initiatives and ensure that formal risk assessments are carried out as necessary


Make recommendations to project teams, sponsors and senior management with regard to identified Information Security risks


Represent Information Security as SME at Programme governance meetings


Ensure all relevant documentation is reviewed and feedback provided


Lead on the business relationship between Programmes and the wider Information Security team.


Build, manage and maintain relationships as the SME with all personnel at all levels within allocated Programmes


Ensure that Information Security policies and related standards and guidelines are applied appropriately


Report and escalate appropriately any identified risks or threats


Training and Awareness


Encourage and facilitate appropriate security Education and Awareness training for teams within allocated Programmes





Required to communicate and collaborate at all levels within the corporation, and externally


Must be able to talk in business terms about security issues and impacts, and to understand the need  for pragmatism where necessary.


3rd Party Relationships:

Represent cmpany at appropriate and agreed external meetings & forums. Assure the delivery of security services from third parties.


Planning and Organising:


Expected to organise their own workload within parameters set down by management.









Health & Safety:

Normal Office staff requirements


Will be expected to provide security advice and assistance to major programmes within the company.   This position will balance technical, statutory and good practice security

requirements with business imperatives and corporate goals.


The role therefore needs both in-depth technical experience and security understanding, allied with the ability to talk to senior management and planners in business terms. As the sole SME within the Programmes, will be expected to be

self-organising and directing within team goals.