Cyber Security Architect Contract

Cyber Security Architect Contract

Capita are recruiting for a Cyber Security Architect/Analyst to work on a high profile programme within Central Government, this is a 12 month contract primarily based in London.

Cyber Security Architect / Analyst

Reference number: CIPHERE00137

Deadline date:17/04/2012

Contract value:£51,000 – £100,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: London Will require travel

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Capita Resourcing


Description of the contract

Capita are recruiting for a Cyber Security Architect/Analyst to work on a high profile programme within Central Government, this is a 12 month contract primarily based in London. This role is for a Security Architect / Security Analyst to develop the broad principles, requirements and architecture for the Cyber solution provide expert security input to subsequent elaboration workshops within the “Agile” approach, which is being adopted by the programme. Working as part of the cyber defence team, the successful contractor will have experience of assessing the risks of setting up an online presence and liaising closely suppliers to ensure that early warning systems are in place. Experience within Banking/Financial service sor the military is highly desirable. Due to the secure nature of this role and the need for an immediate start, Current SC Clearance is required for this role as is CLAS registration. Main Duties/ Responsibilities • Production of detailed requirements for the Cyber solution. • Support to the Cyber lead with technical assurance and evaluation of supplier proposals for Cyber. • Support to Agile workshops covering Cyber issues, as required. • Identification of cyber risks and management of mitigation activities in relation to cyber risks. Skills/ Experience Required • CLAS membership • Security Architecture practitioners • Experience of cyber defence solutions • Experience of close liaison with CESG and GCHQ • Experience of architecture development and assurance on behalf of CESG • Experience of managing IS Security, developing policies, procedures and guidelines in a major, complex multi-supplier environment. • Experience in the development, implementation and operation of IT Security Strategy within a large and complex multi-supplier / multi-platform environment. • Experience of Agile development. • Desirable – Working knowledge of government and cross government security including HMG Security standards, CESG GPGs RSDOPS and IS/x standards, UK CNI • A good understanding of the security implications arising from COTS packages e.g. Oracle e-business suite • Conversant with security best practices (including BS7799) and relevant legislation. • Conversant with all areas of IT Security, including Identity and credential management; Cyber Defence and Protective Monitoring; Access policy and its management; Authentication and SSO; Authorisation; Audit; Secure communications and cryptographic services; Network protection; Data protection and privacy; Security administration; Security Information Base. • Experience of using general system architecture frameworks such as TOGAF or Zachman • Managing architecture across the lifecycle from business requirements, strategic architecture and roadmap definition, solution options, management of IT solution providers, design product assurance including fit with requirement, compliance with standards, assessment of value for money, through to risk management during test and operational phases • Architecting systems to HMG Security Standards, UK Critical National Infrastructure • Managing architectural and technical change to support HMG Security Accreditation processes Formal Qualifications Required ? BCS certificate in Information Security Management or a BSC in Computer Science, MSc in Information Systems Security or equivalent qualification or relevant experience. ? Knowledge of UK central government IT security standards and policies (e.g. CESG developed standards and guidance). ? DESIRABLE -CESG Listed Advisor (CLAS), BS7799 Auditor, CISA (Certified Information Security Auditor) or Certified Protection Professional (CPP) desired. Additional Comments Please note Current SC Clearance is required for this role




Classification of the contract

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Estimated length of contract: 12 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Melissa Harris

Organisation name Capita Resourcing

Address , SL6 1DP

Is outside UK No


Extension number:


How to apply

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