Head of Security Operations

Head of Security Operations

London
Permanent
03.06.2021
£120000 - £130000 per annum

Head of Security Operations
 
An award-winning digital healthcare platform, are looking for a Head of Defensive Cyber to be responsible for running the blue team, security monitoring, cloud and application security. This role is ideal for someone who is looking for career progression and autonomy in a health-tech environment. This person will report directly into the CIO and have a progression to transitioning into CISO. They will be responsible for monitoring the security posture of the company and implementing defensive cyber security solutions. This is ideal for someone with strong interpersonal skills, advanced technical knowledge and the ability to run a blue team capability.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES OF A DEFENSIVE SECURITY TECHNICAL DIRECTOR:

  • Lead technical engagements across company projects, assessing cyber breaches by responding to security operations investigations
  • Perform high level host and network based cyber breach incident response investigations
  • Develop face-to-face project relations with senior leadership by assessing their security environment and mapping future security plans
  • Communicate with c-level and stakeholders
  • Work in a fast-paced environment, responding to high number of tickets and security monitoring across multiple applications and platforms

 
SKILLS REQUIRED FOR A DEFENSIVE SECURITY TECHNICAL DIRECTOR:

  • Strong knowledge of a range of tools such as Microsoft Sentinel, AlienVault, Splunk, LogRhythm or Carbon Black
  • Experience with SOAR, UEBA, or UBA tools such as Phantom, Demisto, IBM Resilient, Siemplfy, Swimlane, Rapid7
  • Experience managing a blue team capability
  • Up-to-date advanced technical skills with strong working knowledge of current and emerging threat landscape
  • Experience responding to complex alerts
  • Experience with application security or DevSecOps is advantageous
  • OSCP or SANS certifications are highly desirable
  • Knowledge of various attacker tools
  • Experience leading a SOC environment is essential
  • Knowledge of scripting languages is desirable
  • Thinking-on-your-feet mentality

 
BENEFITS OF BEING A DEFENSIVE SECURITY TECHNICAL DIRECTOR:

  • Opportunity to become senior leadership/director level
  • Clearly defined route to working as a CISO
  • Ideal for someone looking to work with a variety of clients, and constantly upskill
  • Opportunity to fast track career progression with a senior role

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