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Information Security Analyst

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Cyber Security

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  • Contact:

    Octavian Donnelly

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  • Published:

    23 days ago

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​Our Client

Our client, a leading financial services firm, is currently looking for an Information Security Analyst to join their London office. The role will report into the firm's Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

This role calls for a confident candidate who is keen to accelerate their information security career in a challenging and intellectually stimulating environment. You will be part of a fast-paced and busy Information Security team within an industry-leading organisation.

The Role

The role is suited for a candidate who is a couple of years into their Information Security carer and is looking to make a change into an exciting and technology-driven firm. Strong academic background and ambition required. You will be covering business-as-usual activities, but there will be significant scope to develop responsibilities and position within the organisation.

The role demands a solid grounding and understanding of Information Security, Cyber Security and Data Privacy, whereupon the successful candidate will obtain hands-on experience operating as a key member of the Information Security team servicing and addressing security subject matter in all areas of the global business.

Initially WFH, the role will be mainly based in the firm's City of London offices in the future, with flexibility dependent upon the business' operational requirements and at the CISO's discretion.

Key Duties

  • First line handling and/or escalation of tickets, emails and queries assigned to or requested of the department

  • First line incident triage and response of security events and incidents received or observed by the department

  • The running of daily, weekly, monthly processes, and maintaining procedural documentation

  • The identification and creation of new processes and controls to further enrich and mature the security state

  • Identification of new and preparation of existing reports and metrics from departmental systems and processes

  • Assisting with the running and maintenance of the department's technology and cyber security systems

  • Risk assessments of projects and initiatives undertaken by the business, technology and InfoSec departments

  • Carrying out gap analysis and security reviews in relation to deployed technologies and security controls

  • Cyber threat analysis of the global technologies' estate and global business operations

  • Assisting with third party risk management/oversight, including due diligence exercises

Skills and Experience

  • Information Security/Cyber Security degree preferable - minimum 2:1

  • Minimum of 2 years of corporate/professional experience

  • Security industry certifications, such as: CISSP, CCSK, CCSP, CEH, CHFI beneficial

  • Experience within the financial sector a significant benefit

  • Good organisational skills, self-motivated

  • Analytical judgment and decision-making skills

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be able to work well under pressure - in a team and alone

  • Ability to adapt and adjust rapidly changing priorities whilst maintaining efficiency

  • Strong knowledge of Windows and Linus operating systems

  • Strong knowledge of IT infrastructure and security specific enterprise controls

  • Strong technical knowledge of cyber security threats and countermeasures

About Rutherford

Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully curated relationships, networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.

Remote Working

We are currently looking for regionally-located Information Security professionals from the following areas who would be interested in working for London firms on an interim WFH basis: Kent, East Sussex, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Surrey or Hampshire.

​We are also interested in hearing from candidates in Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford, Winchester and Salisbury.