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IT Security Engineer

£35000 - £50000

Blackthorn Trace have partnered with a large terminal operator based in the South East to bring a new IT Security Engineer onto the team. This is a unique role for an ambitious security professional to join a large organisation as a valued member of the team. You will be given the primary responsability of ensuring the networks and company are protected from current threats while future proofing the business by means of up to date vendor knowledge and activeness in the market place. 

The Purpose of the role is to support the Head of IT to keep the network safe from cyber-attacks. To manage the IT security risk through:

  • Setting appropriate IT Security Policies and Cyber-attack recovery procedures
  • Defining IT Security best practice and legal compliance
  • Training the IT Staff and end users
  • Researching cyber risk and keeping up to date with IT Security best practice 

Key Responsibilities

Develop and maintain the company’s IT security policy and its accompanying standards, procedures and guidelines

Develop and deliver a programme of planned compliance reviews and ensure any gaps are addressed

Promote security awareness by developing and implementing a security awareness and training programme

Investigate suspected and actual security incidents in accordance with the security incident management standard, produce reports with recommendations and ensure any remedial action is taken

Produce monthly reports for the Senior Management Team

Work with internal teams to develop relationships to help promote and improve IT security and provide security advice on procurements, projects and new initiatives as required

Work with internal and external auditors and their Pen Testers as required

Provide input and direction to the wider development of the IT governance strategy and business planning process

Keep up to date with emerging security trends, risks, new guidance or standards (internal and external) and security enhancing technologies


Qualifications, Experience and Skills Required:

CISSP or CISM certified or equivalent

Understanding of, and practical experience of applying the Data Protection Act, GDPR, and other related legislation, standards and codes of practice

Knowledge / experience of penetration testing / vulnerability management / CEH

knowledge of networking, firewalls, IDS, SIEM and DLP.

knowledge of information security including ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management Standards


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