Senior Cyber Security Architect
Anson McCade Anson McCade is a specialist recruitment agency focusing on 4 sectors: Quant Research, Trading & Risk; Digital & Data Analytics; IT & Cyber Security; Business Change & Transformation and Strategy.
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In an ever changing business landscape, the need for exceptional, agile talent is crucial to an organisation’s success over the long term. We specialise in sourcing the best, most relevant individuals possible. Our consistent success in doing so has resulted in a portfolio of very high end clients, many of whom we have worked with for over 5 years, some well in excess of a decade.
Anson McCade have been instrumental in the growth of some of the world’s leading organisations and most innovative start-ups. Our consultants are industry experts who understand the challenges that many organisations face in today’s frenetic and unpredictable technical and business climate as well as the diversity, variance and mix of ambitions and expectations of the candidates we work with. As a result Anson McCade has been recognised as being instrumental in the growth of some of the world’s leading organisations and most innovative, cutting edge start-ups.
Anson McCade have offices in London, Belfast, Paris and Sydney. While our core markets are reflected in the office locations we also operate extensively worldwide with our other significant centres being New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Western Europe.
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IT Security Architect
Fruition IT Resources Ltd Fruition IT specialises in the recruitment of IT and Business Change professionals at all levels, placing into both permanent and contract vacancies.
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Apollo Solutions Apollo Solutions was founded in 2008 and is a specialist staffing organisation supplying niche talent to a global client base. We consistently deliver high quality staffing solutions with a particularly strong geographical focus within the UK, Asia Pac, DACH & Benelux regions. Our clients range from known household names (FTSE 100 / Fortune 500) through to smaller more niche consultancies and start-ups.The solutions that we offer clients include: Permanent, Contract, Interim and market mapping.Our experienced staff are able to build valuable, long-term relationships with clients and candidates which provide the bedrock for our success and is, in the eyes of many, a real differentiator in our approach to their business. As such a high proportion of our business is repeat with a significant percentage exclusive.We deliver tailored recruitment programmes for companies across a broad range of sectors that include but are not limited to: Financial Services, Telecoms, Retail, FMCG, Automotive, Technology, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Logistics & Media.
IT Security Architect
Leeds Building Society We are the 5th biggest building society in the UK with 140 years of experience and we have every intention of getting better and better. We are totally committed to do what we were set up to do – to help people save money and to buy their own home.We’ve won a whole host of awards over the years, which reflect how we have focused on our customer service. We’ve also worked hard to develop a product range to try to meet our members’ needs, and have worked with numerous local communities and chosen charities.We’re not a bank – we’re a mutual, which means we’re owned by our members and are run exclusively in their best interests.
IT Security Architect/Consultant
Scott Cofton Scott Cofton have enjoyed a predominant position in the IT, Hi-Tech, Sales and Marketing market here in the Thames Valley and the South East. The company was created at the birth of its target market in the teeth of the early nineties recession. The last two decades of highly successful trading have shown the commercial wisdom of the company’s founding business concept. The original team, Mike Scott and Anne Marie James, are still actively involved in the business.Throughout the past two decades, Scott Cofton has been situated in highly prestigious offices in both London Street and London Road, exuding an atmosphere of upmarket professionalism. We have now moved to Davidson House In Forbury Square, the fashionable piazza well known for business and fine dining. This is an ideal location to sustain long term relationships with candidates and clients over the following decade. These deep contacts, many of which go back many years, are invaluable to Scott Cofton’s sustained success. In several instances, graduate trainees of the early nineties are now MDs and Sales Directors still working closely with us from the other side of the desk.
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ITV ITV, as an integrated producer broadcaster, creates, owns and distributes high-quality content on multiple platforms.
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What is a Security Architect?
An IT Security Architect will likely be involved in the design, build, implementation and management of an organisations IT Security infrastructure as part of their job role.
Their job will also potentially necessitate their involvement in the implementation of an IT Security strategy, liaison with staff, software and hardware vendors plus any other partners that are supplying any computer security related services.
What are the typical job duties for a Security Architect?
Typical job duties for the role of Security Architect include gaining a deep understanding of the organisations IT systems, together with planning the design for a more robust security architecture. Duties will also likely include risk analysis feeding into overall security assessments incorporating the outputs from any necessary vulnerability testing.
The Security Architect will need to plan and develop the requirements for all network-connected devices such as routers and firewalls and of course any connected computers. Networks covered will include Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN). Project and man management skills may also be required for this senior-level important role depending on requirements. Implementation and on-going maintenance of IT Security may also be a requirement of the job role.
More specific Security Architect responsibilities may include:
1) IT Security Planning – Developing a full knowledge and understanding of the organisations IT, technology and Information Systems.
Liaison with existing skilled staff, together with the practical utilisation of up to date understanding of security standards, authentication protocols and state of the art security systems. The knowledge gained will then correctly inform future decision-making and selection of the optimum security solutions. Presentation to senior IT management. This may require the creation of a formal project plan that can be checked and signed off at each stage of the project lifecycle.
2) IT Security Design – Once the overall IT security Plan has been agreed, detailed design can begin.
Detailed design of the IT Security solution will be informed primarily by knowledge gained during the planning stage and vulnerability testing, which will expose existing security weaknesses. With these inputs, and research into current IT Security best practice including the latest hardware and software solutions available, detailed design of the solution will be possible. This design will likely include a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) using Certification Authorities (CA), including the use of Digital Signatures where appropriate. A network design for the WAN (Wide Area Network), LAN (Local Area Network) and VPN (Virtual Private Network) will likely feed into the overall project plan at this stage. All known exploits and weaknesses should be negated within the design and advanced data encryption technology incorporated where possible.
Costing’s may need to be calculated and budgets then managed efficiently prior to procurement of hardware, software, manpower and other required services.
3) IT Security Implementation – Installing the solution including firewalls, routers, VPN (Virtual Private Network), Servers and Networks.
Once the planning and design phase have been successfully completed, procurement, integration with existing systems and implementation will need to be managed. As Security Architect, you will be responsible for ensuring and testing that the implementation is successful and has met the organisations objectives in a cost-effective and timely manner.
The implementation phase will need to be fully tested once complete to assure adherence to the requirements and of course that the IT security solutions behave as expected.
4) On-going IT Security Management and Maintenance – Skilled staff and procedures will need to be adopted to ensure robust IT Security
Once implementation has been achieved, on-going maintenance and management may be required, depending on the size of the organisation and its requirements. As Security Architect you will likely need to provide technical documentation and initial support to the organisations IT Security team. This may include developing a corporate security policy, overseeing a security awareness program and possibly education of staff regarding the new procedures. If your role is as a full time member of staff, and you are not simply a short time Consultant IT Security Architect, then your role may include responding to new IT security threats and providing analysis and solutions to any identified problems.
What hours will I work?
This is usually a daytime role, working an average 40 hour week. Short-term IT Security Architect Contractors and Consultants may be paid a day rate where additional work is chargeable.
What skills do I need?
- Up to date knowledge of IT Security hardware, software and solutions
- ISO 27001/27002 standards, ITIL and COBIT frameworks
- MS Windows, UNIX/Linux
- You need to be organised, efficient and able to work unsupervised under your own initiative
- A good team player
- Man Management skills may be required
- Project Management skills may be required
What qualifications do I need?
- Bachelors degree in a related field such as Computer Science, IT or a Cyber-Security related field
- If no relevant degree then a Masters Degree in IT Security or similar
Security Architect Salary
What can you expect to earn as a Security Architect? The position of Security Architect (IT) is a senior level role with many responsibilities. Salaries will vary depending on your experience, qualifications, the organisation and sector plus whether you are employed on a full-time, short-term Contractor or Consultant basis.
According to Payscale* Salary expectations for the role of Security Architect range from $85,070 – $152,901 or £65,438 – £117,616 at a conversion rate of 1.3 for USD/GBP.
Sources: * Payscale – http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Security_Architect%2c_IT/Salary
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