Cyber Security Consultant

  • Job Reference: 4950
  • Date Posted: 16 April 2021
  • Employer: QinetiQ
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  • Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Benefits listed in Advert
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Cyber Security Consultant

Location: Negotiable with requirement to travel to customer sites / QinetiQ Hub Locations

Our team of Cyber Security Consultants provide expert risk assessment, analysis and advice to Government and commercial clients in sectors such as Defence, Critical Infrastructure and Finance. We are part of QinetiQ's Cyber and Intelligence Group, who also deliver ethical security testing, protective monitoring, cyber security consultancy, applied crypto-security and intelligence analysis.

This is an excellent environment in which to develop your own career in cyber security to the highest levels, and work with internationally renowned experts.

Reporting to an experienced Team Leader, who will support your professional and personal development, you will take responsibility for a portfolio of customer projects.

This might include:
- Working with clients to identify and respond to cyber threats and security risks which might have an impact on their business,
- Deriving, analysing & developing mitigations for information risk in a given business scenario and threat environment,
- Conducting risk assessments, analysis and/or audits in either Cyber Security or Information Assurance,
- Working collaboratively with the cyber security professionals across QinetiQ to define and deliver solutions, taking documented customer requirements and translating them into risk assessments, reviews and recommendations,
- Following established governance processes and frameworks to bring the best possible value solutions to clients,
- Applying Information Assurance methodologies and analysis frameworks in a range of scenarios,
- Examining emerging technologies to identify effective ways to deploy security controls.

Our consultants are rewarded with a productive and restful work-life balance, and there is flexibility around office location, home working arrangements and working hours. Our main cyber security capability is based at Malvern, but we also have teams in Portsmouth and Farnborough.

The Fit:

We are interested in hearing from both Cyber Security professionals looking to build a consultancy career in an innovative and customer-centred environment, and technical experts looking to transfer their science, technology, engineering or mathematics expertise into a new and fast-paced sector.

You will be able to work with our clients to build a deep understanding of their operational requirements and tease out their risks. No two days are the same, and you will be supported to deal with a variety of complex challenges, building trust with customers by finding solutions to both standard and non-standard problems.

You will be passionate about your own personal development and may already be working towards attaining industry standard qualifications, such as CISSP, ISO 27001, CISM, CISA and/or Professional Memberships such as CIISec. QinetiQ will support you in your personal development. You will be expected to occasionally travel to client sites, both in the UK and, perhaps, overseas. It would be useful - but not essential - to have working experience of Public Cloud, Agile Development and/or data analytics.

Successful candidates will be expected to achieve SC clearance as a minimum.

QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. People around the world depend on us for their safety and security, and to enable the safety and security of others. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Our is a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines, and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, we get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Come and find out how you can play a role.