Senior Security Risk Assurance Manager

Job details
Posting date: 21 April 2021
Salary: £35,310 to £40,666 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 16 May 2021
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear
Company: Government Recruitment Service
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 109804

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About the team:

DWP is at the forefront of risk and controls based security within Government and leading on the tranches of the Transformed Security model in HMG. Within DWP, the Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) Security Risk Assurance team:

• Provides impartial assurance that strategic security risks to DWP business objectives are managed effectively.

• Provide the DWP executive team (ET) and senior leadership with confidence that business processes, projects and supporting assets are well protected and effectively risk managed by DWP.

• Provide DWP ET with assurance that the security of Department is sufficient to enable them to meet their DWP Business Objectives.

• Provide DWP ET with a professional opinion of where and how the departments security posture could be improved.

The Security Risk Assurance team undertake multiple activities to gather evidence on the security of DWP assets e.g. interviews, sampling, design review, IT health checks and controls testing. The team analyse findings from these activities to provide confidence that DWP is sufficiently secured against the NIST cyber security framework and make recommendations for areas for investment and improvement.

About the role:

A Senior Security Risk Assurance Manager will work within a team to determine what information and evidence is required to enable the assurance activity to be undertaken. Utilising security knowledge to provide security assurance, and therefore confidence, to the product owner that their product is appropriately secured and therefore that DWP is secure to deliver its priorities. They will:

• Identify sources of the information and support the Higher Executive Officer (HEO) in obtaining and analysing the information, resolving issues where necessary.

• Lead the production of the assurance report which will provide confidence to product owners.

Successful candidates must be prepared to undergo SC clearance prior to taking up duty.

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