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Cyber Security Specialist - Applications

Job Title: Cyber Security Specialist - Applications
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, United Kingdom
REF: 524
Contact Name: Sam Page
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Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

Cyber Security Specialist (Applications) – An Opportunity through identifi Global

London – £50-69k Depending on Experience + Bonus


If you can demonstrate strong skills in Cyber Security, security risk, operations and infrastructure assessment in either a previous Security Analyst role in an Operational Security environment, preferably in a Financial Services organisation, then read on and see what could be available to you for your next career move:


Our 300+ year old client is one of Europe’s leading insurance brokers with over 32 million customers. This award winning company employees over 30000 team members and colleagues dedicated to the companies professional and ethical values. With offices working across 16 markets in the UK, Europe, Asia and Canada, this company is offering the opportunity to join a team of world changing ethical professionals who are committed to improvement and innovation.


Few professionals like yourself would associate exposed brick walls, table footie and vintage posters in a trendy London district with a Fortune 100 insurance broker, however this company has invested in just that. A Digital haven dedicated to innovation.


Managers are being encouraged to break every rule in the book, and not feel constrained by traditional ways of doing things in the industry, to achieve change and a way of thinking that can resonate through the business to improve and exceed expectations.


You will be joining a Security team of circa 500 people.


What’s in it for you?


  • Up to £69k base salary + 10% Bonus achievable
  • Medical cover
  • 29 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Fortune 100 Financial Services Client
  • Annual performance related pay review and bonus
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Excellent flexi-benefits package


Role Description


You will be supporting the Digital CIO with the security requirements of the UK Digital retail business and the global Digital delivery capability.


This definition and delivery of continuous security improvement is expected to be ongoing as the business continues to push the boundaries of new business developments, to obtain the greatest advantage from emerging new technologies and as the threat landscape continues to evolve.


This role will assist in the definition and delivery of good cyber security practices and design within Digital products and services. A good rounded view of best practice cyber security patterns is necessary with an emphasis toward infrastructure security.






Duties & Responsibilities


  • Investigating technical security issues and developing appropriate solutions
  • Reviewing project and change progress to ensure security solutions are delivered on time
  • Assisting projects in scoping and developing solutions to meet mandatory security controls
  • Helping projects complete project Risk Assessments


Skills & Experience required


  • Good understanding of Internet and web protocols and client/server interactions:
  • HTTP(S)
  • SMTP
  • FTP
  • Understanding of tiered application structures, separation and application zoning
  • Good understanding of data and information security and the implications of the Data Protection Act and other legislation
  • Encryption and data handling technologies
  • Web application vulnerabilities and application penetration testing
  • Understanding of web application firewalls (WAF)
  • Application security, session management, session persistence and authentication mechanisms and single sign-on architectures
  • Understanding of identity management and federation technologies such as AD, ADFS, OAuth, SAML and OpenID
  • Understanding of API authentication and authorisation mechanisms including SOAP and WS?Security and similar standards
  • Understanding of Dev/Ops operating models
  • Good team working and ability to work as a member of multiple virtual teams


Nice to have


  • Application security in a Cloud environment
  • Understanding of IBM ISAM helpful
  • Understanding of Email authentication mechanisms including SPF, DKIM and DMARC
  • Experience in C#, Java or other language application development
  • Experience working in a regulated business
  • Understanding of infrastructure security concepts including firewalls, IDS/IPS and network zoning
  • Understanding of IP network addressing, load balancing and high availability applications and infrastructure


For more information please contact Sam Page.


01908 88 60 37