Defensive Cyber Liaison Consultant

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  • Anywhere


Our client, a large government customer, are seeking a Defensive Cyber Liaison Consultant to join their team. The role is based in London with some remote working. The role requires DV clearance.

Requirements are scheduled to run until 31/03/2022 with the potential to extend

Rate: £450 – £550/day

IR35 STATUS: Inside IR35. Our client has indicated that they intend to operate the engagement as Inside IR35. Candidates would be required to operate through an umbrella company on this engagement. The rates above represent rate payable to the umbrella co.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 23/11/2021 at 07:30

Primary role:

  • Define the extent and support the exploitation of individual Defensive Cyber projects within hosting TLB.
  • Connect hosting TLB stakeholders with Defensive Cyber projects regardless of where within the TLBs’ HQs or broader TLB structures those stakeholders reside.
  • Establish effective 2-way communications between Defensive Cyber projects and TLB stakeholders for those projects.
  • Validate Defensive Cyber project requirements to TLB stakeholders and raise TLB stakeholder requirements to the Defensive Cyber project/programme within the context of the TLBs’ own cyber risks.
  • Prioritise Defensive Cyber projects and their various outcomes against hosting TLBs’ critical digital estate.

Additional supporting outcomes:

  • Co-ordinate cyber risk assessments of TLBs’ critical assets to inform Defensive Cyber mitigation priorities as well as TLB cyber risk mitigations. These risk assessments may be done through a variety of means.
  • As hosting TLB resources become available, mentor, educate and train those new staff on the hosting TLBs’ Defensive Cyber processes.
  • With the agreement of the sponsor, provide broader cyber risk SME support to emerging and ad-hoc tasks.

Essential Skills

  • Must have recent experience in a similar background/organization.
  • JSP 440, 604, IS1&2, SALs and DCPP
  • Must be able to effectively engage and communicate with TLB staff at all levels
  • CCP SIRA at Practitioner or equivalent.
  • Demonstrable cyber risk management (CRM) experience.

Desirable Skills

  • Working knowledge of NIST CSF.
  • Knowledge of the organisation to which they are assigned developed from previous involvement within that organisation.

Candidate Eligibility

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK, this role will not offer Visa sponsorship. Tier 2 – General visas are cannot be accepted.

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