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Closing date 03/10/2018 00:00:00


Security Specialist

Ongo House

Closing date 03/10/2018

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Security Specialist

Hello… Here at ongo, we believe everyone has the potential to be great. It’s what drives us to come to work and do our jobs every day.

Most people know us as a landlord providing homes to 10,000 people and their families. But homes aren’t our business, people are.

We are looking for a person who operates with precision to join our busy and vibrant ICT team as a Security Specialist, salary is subject to experience.  

You will be responsible for the group’s strategic and operational security and compliance activities.

Some of the duties will include:

  • Analysing and auditing systems for security threats using internal and external audit resources
  • Promoting the importance of IT security throughout the group and help staff maintain an awareness
  • Monitoring the external threat environment and relevant Cyber security intelligence sources, informing the group of emerging threats, their impact and appropriate course of action

We are looking for a confident and capable person, with an excellent understanding of the OSI model and networking, including how this can be utilised to mitigate risks. The individual will need to display an understanding of legislative frameworks and industry standards e.g. PCI-DSS, ISO27001, and GDPR etc. An Information Security certification in a specialist field (CISSP, CISM or equivalent) is desired but not essential. The individual must have a comfortable technical background.

The ability to perform well in a high-pressured environment is essential, as is the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical staff. You will have excellent analytical and organisational skills, a positive “can do” attitude and be committed to the security and integrity of the groups Infrastructure.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies. 

Closing date – Wednesday 3rd October 2018 at 5.00pm 

Interviews week commencing – 8th October 2018

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