IT Security Manager in Reading, Berkshire, UK

Employer: Focus Resourcing

Location: Reading, Berkshire, UK


Salary: £70,000 per annum

Working for an expanding financial services company you will be responsible for reviewing, developing and enforcing security policies to protect our client's IT infrastructure, networks and data.

Your role:

  • Understanding the threats and risks facing the business and communicating these effectively across the business.
  • Raising aware of information security risk across the business and promoting the concept of the human firewall.
  • Understanding vulnerabilities and evolving attack vectors
  • Managing and reviewing internal policies and procedures and updating them to reflect business change, emerging threats, and updated best practice.
  • Representing IT at business risk meetings
  • Collaboration with group Risk and Compliance teams to develop and manage incident response frameworks
  • Managing Software patching processes
  • Monitoring and tuning security appliances such as Cisco ASA firewalls, SonicWall IDS/IPS and Darktrace Enterprise Immune.
  • Monitoring and deployment of security software including Webroot Secure Anywhere, Mimecast Advanced Threat Protection and zScaler Internet Security
  • Reviewing the market for effective information security solutions
  • Providing security input as part of the IT Change Advisory Board
  • Managing vulnerability and perimeter penetration tests and ensuring recommendations are implemented
  • Management of ISO27001 and AAF audits
  • Ensuring business awareness of and adherence to IT Security policies and procedures
  • Managing annual review of suppliers' information security processes
  • Responding to client information security questionnaires

The person:

  • In similar post for at least 3 years
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Knowledge of ISO27001 frameworks and controls
  • Has, or is working towards Certified Information Systems Security Professional, (ISC)2 or other accepted industry qualification.
  • Detailed understanding of Security Infrastructure design
  • Detailed understanding of IT Security best practice
  • Detailed understanding of ITIL v3 processes
  • Knowledge of WSUS and MS SCCM for Windows update deployment


  • Working Knowledge of the Darktrace Enterprise Immune System
  • Experience of SIEM systems and their management
  • Experience of working in a regulated environment is also desirable

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