Senior Security Specialist

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Senior Security Specialist – Salary £50,000 to £55,000

Are you someone who is passionate about Cyber Security and looking for an excellent opportunity to use and expand your skills within a dedicated security advisory team? This role exists within Aviva’s CISO team and is responsible for carrying out consultancy and risk assessment activities across multiple geographical areas, business areas and change disciplines.

If you feel this is something to which you could bring benefit, or indeed, personally benefit from joining, please read on…

A bit about the job:

The purpose of this role is to integrate into the existing team to provide a top-class service to protect Aviva against current and new cyber related threats.

To reduce the risk of change activity (IT and Cyber initiatives) to Aviva, the successful candidate will provide: Security consultancy advice and guidance, security review of solution designs including recommendations, advice and guidance to promote secure by design and carry out Information Security Risk Assessments (ISRA) to better manage Aviva risks against reputational damage, system outage and data loss potentially leading to regulatory fines, as data security becomes an ever greater focus across the globe.

The role will require someone with in-depth technical knowledge, who can collaborate well with colleagues across multiple disciplines as the team works with technical and operational teams across the business, to ensure change activity meets Aviva’s security requirements whilst adopting the necessary security controls.

The team is made up of professional people who are passionate about providing a top-class service and protecting Aviva, whilst also supporting each other. This is accomplished through knowledge sharing and maintaining an enjoyable working environment.

Skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • Risk Assessment methods and frameworks (IRAM2, OCTAVE, NIST, ISO 27005 etc).
  • Information Security Management System frameworks and standards and their application. Knowledge of governance processes and practices, including ISMS monitoring and control management frameworks such as, ISO, ISF and COBIT, their relationships to other frameworks and the application within a financial services environment.
  • Good working knowledge of one or more security technologies and domains, including, but not limited to network security, cyber security, data security, identity and access management, application security & cloud security and associated compliance frameworks such as SOX, PCI-DSS etc
  • Security technologies (firewalls, WAFs, DLP, cryptography, vulnerability scanning, identity and access management, etc.)
  • The ability to carry out threat modelling, vulnerability assessment, control effectiveness review and risk assessment of a proposal or design and deliver a comprehensive, easy consumable report targeted to audience and stakeholders

What you’ll get for this role:

  • Starting salary between £50,000 and £55,000 (depending on location, skills, experience, and qualifications)
  • Generous pension (starting level Aviva contributes 8% when you contribute 2%)
  • Eligibility for annual performance bonus
  • Family friendly parental and carer’s leave
  • 29 days holiday per year plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 40% discount for Aviva products
  • Brilliant flexible benefits including electric cars
  • Aviva Matching Share Plan and Save As You Earn scheme
  • 21 volunteering hours per year

Aviva is for everyone:
We are inclusive – we want applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Excited but not sure you tick every box? Research tells us that women, particularly, feel this way. So, regardless of gender, why not apply. And if you’re in a job share just apply as a pair.

We flex locations, hours and working patterns to suit our customers, business, and you.
Most of our people are smart working – spending around 60% of their time in our offices and 40% at home.

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