job / information security officer west central scotland glasgow 3725
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Information Security Officer - Glasgow

£negotiable - Audit & Risk
Ref: 3725 Date Posted: Tuesday 08 May 2018
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Information Security Officer required for the dedicated Information Security team of this global services corporate. This is a 3-month contract based in Glasgow city centre.

Reporting to the Head of Information Security, you will advise on maintaining and improving security of the firm's electronic information assets and of client data and information held by the firm.  You will be responsible for contributing to the vision, strategy and programme/plans to ensure the firm's assets and client data and information are protected to all relevant standards and criteria.

Main responsibilities:

  • Act as a trusted advisor on information security related activities, processes, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that information security advise is aligned with business and client needs and requirements
  • Monitor, measure and report on the implementation, operation and effectiveness of information security measures.
  • Identify any trends that may require further action e.g. improved security awareness, updated controls etc.
  • Provide suitable response to any security-related incidents, such that these are properly investigated and appropriate actions are taken
  • Monitor threats and vulnerabilities and ensure the information security program is providing appropriate protection against them
  • Ensure that the firm's information asset's and systems are adequately protected
  • Work closely with IT and the Risk and Compliance teams in developing and executing security strategy and plans
  • Prepare appropriate documentation and supporting materials in relation to specific projects
  • Work closely with 3rd party suppliers to communicate requirements and deliver solutions
  • Adhere to project methodology
  • Assist with project management tasks in response to information security requirements
  • Work with the firm's clients on client audits and understanding the client's requirements of the firm in the area of information security
  • Responsibility for responding to client audits and highlighting remediation measures required.
  • Attend regular security briefings from all relevant internal and external sources
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of all relevant information security standards
  • Manage and monitor all IT policies ensuring that they are in line with the information security requirements of the firm
  • Help prepare draft procedures to underpin the approved policies

Essential skills and experience:

  • Thorough understanding and demonstrated experience implementing ISO 27001/27002 controls.
  • Industry certified such as CISSP, CISM and/or CRISC
  • Ability to work with and across all support functions in the firm
  • Excellent analytical skills and communication skills
  • Able to listen to, understand and respond to client requirements
  • Able to operate within a project brief, reporting to the IT Director
  • Working knowledge of different analysis techniques/methods, including requirements definition and specification, ERD/DFDs etc.
  • Produce high level solutions/approaches, requiring systems analysis and design skills
  • High level of familiarity with MS office as a production tool
  • Able to handle multiple tasks
  • Able to manage small projects from inception to delivery
  • Full project lifecycle experience
  • Detail oriented with an ability to work accurately and efficiently even when under pressure
  • Ability to complete set tasks with minimal supervision
  • Tactful and diplomatic when in pressured situations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Uses initiative - 'can do' approach
  • Client focused

Desired skills and experience

  • Working within a structured project framework
  • Knowledge of legal sector and current risks
  • Familiar with ITIL, Prince 2, Agile

Salary/rate £negotiable.  For further information contact Stuart Ringland on (0141) 530 4333 or email