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Security Architect

Security Architect

Security Architect

Role summary:

The person appointed will be part of the IT Architecture team reporting to the IT Architecture and Governance Director. This role is responsible for the protection of the Businesses information assets across the business’ estate by defining, planning, and developing processes and procedures for the management of the Operational Risk and Security. The role will own the IT security for the Business by providing leadership and direction and supporting decisions.

It will ensure that business exploits synergies and economies of scale across the Strategies, Programmes and Projects through the development and exploitation of the security aspects of the IT Architecture as part of the wider Business Strategy.

Skills and Experience Required:

· Already operating as a Security Architect/IT Security Consultant

· Proven ability to deliver security architecture for an enterprise that supports internal and external systems

· Extensive experience in Information Security

· Knowledge and experience working with and developing cloud infrastructure across Development and Operational teams

· Knowledge and experience of working with software delivery teams to deliver secure applications and services

· Proven experience of working within an ISO 27001 framework/organisation

· Third party risk assessment

· Information Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance

· Experience of supporting internal and external auditing activities

· Achieved Cyber Security Professional certifications

· Knowledge and experience of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

· Able to work at all levels: Enterprise, Business Process, Application and Technology


* Develop the information security guidelines appropriate to business, technology, and legal requirements in accordance with best professional and industry practice

* Prepare and maintain a plan for information security work which addresses the evolving business risk and information control requirements and is consistent with relevant information security and business plans, budgets, and strategies

* Manage the assessment of threats to confidentiality, integrity, availability, accountability, and relevant compliance. Takes ownership of security control reviews, business risk assessments, and reviews that follow significant breaches of security controls

* Develop and maintain the security reference architecture, frameworks, tools, standards, and guidelines that set the future state and direction for security architecture

* Use technical expertise, stakeholder and supplier management to develop and maintain the security Architecture & Strategy, and supporting roadmap, to provide an IT landscape that supports business capabilities

* Provide a market view of current and emerging security tools suitable for adoption into the IT environment

* Devise and update policies and procedures for customers, employees, and data breach incident responses, ensuring alignment with the actual implementation of personal data processing activities

* Work with the procurement team to ensure all services, systems and functions are procured in line with technical and security requirements

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