Head of Cyber Security

Posted 13 January 2023
Salary £85000 - £95000 per annum
LocationBirmingham
Job type Permanent
DisciplineDevelopmentInfrastructure ​
ReferenceML-51-6
Contact NameMorgan Lingard

Job description

Head of Cyber Security
Birmingham
£85,000 - £95,000 + Excellent Benefits

Digital Waffle is working in partnership with an award-winning provider of content, channel, and platform security solutions for the sports, media, and entertainment industries. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Cyber Security Engineer.

Job Role
We are seeking an experienced Cyber Security Engineer to head up our IT team and be responsible for our internal IT and collaboration systems. The successful candidate must have an impressive track record in security across the full technology stack including application, infrastructure, and cloud.

What will your job look like?

This role reports to the IT Director and the main office is based in Birmingham but is a fully remote role. We are a UK-based company, with largely cloud-based IT systems supporting four offices. We are heavy users of Google Suite and all of its constituent products, as well as Zoom for videoconferencing and phone, Cisco switching, Palo Alto border, end-point security, cloud-native directory, device management, and other services. Our user base is majority Mac, with a very small Windows contingent.

Requirements What do you need?
  • To be able to provide cyber security Leadership in a rapidly scaling, fast-paced business.
  • Experience using ISO 27001, ISO 22301, and NIST.
  • Certified in CISSP or CISM
  • Working with senior management within the Technology team to improve information security risk and awareness.
  • Being able to know what good looks like from a security perspective and being able to constructively change and influence to gain alignment.
  • Identifying and managing security risk and delivering mitigation where required.
  • Oversees the Security Operations Centre (SOC) provision to ensure its suitability, improving playbooks and monitoring.
  • Develop and build our security function gaining buy-in on the approach and influencing key stakeholders to achieve this ambition.
  • Managing audits, penetration testing, and other initiatives ensuring these activities run as required and deliver positive results.
  • Defining which security standards to align to and building the foundations to ensure that we are recognised as having security at the heart of all we do; to protect the brand and our service users.
  • Maintain currency with emerging security trends, risks, new guidance or standards (internal and external), and security-enhancing technologies.
  • Shaping Information Security governance and controls as Cera expands internationally.