Principal Consultant (Cyber Security) - Basingstoke

Ref: 75 Date Posted: Monday 24 Jan 2022
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We are looking for a Principal Consultant Cyber Security consultant to join our brilliant team, particularly for our growing Cyber Essentials and technical security practice. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a professional and challenging environment where the standards are consistently set high.

As the Principal Consultant Cyber Security consultant you should be a good communicator, enthusiastic and eager to learn. This is a client-facing job and you may be required to travel around the UK. Therefore, you should have a valid UK driving licence. Due to the nature of our work you will be expected to maintain high security and confidentiality of data.

You should have a minimum of 3 years of experience in the technical skills listed below. -Added advantage:

  • Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus assessor qualifications preferably as a Lead Assessor
  • IASME governance assessor
  • Pen-testing qualifications
  • Hold security clearance

Principal Consultant Cyber Security consultant Key responsibilities

  1. Be up to date with relevant industry standards (e.g. IASME standard, NCSC Cyber Essentials scheme)
  2. Assess clients on Cyber Essentials self-certification submissions
  3. Independently assess clients to Cyber Essentials Plus standard
  4. Perform security reviews for firewalls, web applications, networks, Windows, Linux, MacOS and other operating systems
  5. Review of access controls, computer configuration, Active Directory, and system group policies
  6. Perform vulnerability assessments on systems, networks and websites using automated scanning tools and other network discovery and analysis tools
  7. Prepare and present written and oral reports and other technical information in a pertinent, concise, and accurate manner for distribution to clients
  8. Provide proactive advice to clients on good security practices
  9. Ensure all procedures are documented for reference and that all of the members of the technical team are trained to perform their specific job roles
  10. Perform management tasks for the technical team. These duties include conducting employee reviews, handling employee complaints, training new apprentices and junior consultants, and dividing the workload among members of the team

Technical skills

Excellent knowledge of one or more of the following areas Knowledge of IT

  1. networks, anti-malware technologies, security concepts, encryption, access controls and configuration management
  2. Ability to review technical controls around Active Directory, Group Policies, Software patches
  3. Good technical knowledge of testing techniques, methodologies and tools across all common platforms
  4. Understanding of the foundations of information and cybersecurity, assurance, risk and threat management, incident response

What you will get:

Salary - £70,000 - £80,000 

  1. Flexibility to manage your own diary
  2. 25 paid holidays in a year
  3. Access to Employee Assistance program Significant growth opportunities Working alongside highly experienced consultants in a small team gives you an opportunity to get involved, develop essential business and leadership skills
  4. we value diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunities. We focus on what you achieve, not how long you spend. Therefore, we offer a good work-life balance, an exciting range of financial benefits and a great working environment.
  5. We support our people in expanding their skills base by providing on the job learning, apprenticeships, training and study opportunities. You receive ample opportunities to take up new challenges, prove your mettle and achieve new professional skills.