Lead Security Incident Manager Department for Work & Pensions

Reference 47548
Number of vacancies 1
Location Blackpool, Leeds, London, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, or Sheffield
Salary £60,740 — up to £78,765
Work hours 37 hours per week
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

A brilliant Civil Service pension with employer contributions circa 27%, generous annual leave, flexible working and lots more….

Closing date 18 October 2020

Job description

• Do you have expertise in Security Incident Management Principles?
• Do you have proven experience in live incident service response and incident prevention?
• Are you ready to be part of an epic digital transformation? Then look no further, we’d love to hear from you!

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

You’ll be part of the ‘Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) team based within Cyber Resilience Centre (CRC), leading on cross governmental incident management and risk based security controls in decision making.
SIRT engage with threat intelligence forensic teams and interact and collaborate with the Cyber Security Experts in managing these security incidents.
As our Lead Security Incident Manager you’ll need to have proven experience in responding, resolving and recovering from cyber security incidents and reporting complex information in briefing to senior stakeholders (including Cabinet Office) in matters of national cyber security.
Ideally you’ll have a background in security incident management and response capabilities – perhaps deploying teams in Police/ MOD/Security Services – and will be familiar with the Gold Silver and Bronze approach.

What Skills & Experience do you need?

• Proven experience of leading an incident management and response team / function.
• Proven experience applying risk based security controls in decision making and using security risk management methodology and techniques for the assessment and management of business and information risk.
• Proven experience managing stakeholders / suppliers to deliver a secure service in a complex environment with multiple service providers.
• Proven experienced handling major security incidents of direct concern to senior leaders up to director levels, regulatory bodies and/or ministers
• Deep knowledge and understanding of co-ordinating cross-organisational responses to security incidents.
• Proven experience communicating complex security related messages and presenting updates and recommendations in a clear and comprehensive manner to a senior audience.
ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) is also desirable.

What will you be doing?

The skills required in this team are a complex blend of investigating, information analysis, decision making and technical capabilities, married with well-developed inter-personal and communication skills.
You’ll provide expert incident response, determining the threat and level of impact to citizens, DWP business, customers, colleagues and assets (including information and premises). And you’ll coordinate the appropriate response.
You’ll also get under the surface of security incident causes, to identify and influence future prevention.
Security incident management is a complex and rapidly evolving area. You will need to keep abreast of how the security environment and threat vectors impact the business.

Where will you be working?

The Cyber Resilience Centre (CRC) is innovative and service-oriented team working across DWP, other government departments and private sector partners, to build capability, detect malicious behaviour, to respond quickly to emerging online threats and to actual or potential compromises to information assets and reputational damage caused.
You’ll join us in your choice of our brilliant hubs in Blackpool, Leeds, London, Newcastle, or Sheffield
Find out more here: https://careers.dwp.gov.uk/our-locations/
DWP is the UK’s biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team.
We have all the tech and tools we need to work flexibly. Many of us are working at home at present due to Covid-19.
We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender, race or sexuality.

Details. Wages. Perks.

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £78,765 per annum, a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth 27%+ and a generous leave package.
We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

• Flexible working
• Family friendly policies
• Volunteering and charitable giving
• Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
• Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it’s even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
• Sports and social activities
• Learning and development tailored to your career
For further information click apply or if you require more information before applying please contact tia.nicholas@dwp.gov.uk

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