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Senior Information Security Analyst CM

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Senior Information Security Analyst

Salary banding 55k - 65k plus great benefits.

Can be based in Tunbridge wells, Peterborough or Chesterfield.

2 days a week in the office will be required for first 2-3 months then flexible hybrid

Data is of paramount importance to our businesses. You will be joining the IT/Information Security Team at Markerstudy and will be making a valuable contribution to our data-centric security strategy. The primary purpose of this role is to support our varied businesses across the Markerstudy Group in actively reducing data security related risk.

You will be a part of a medium sized team, reporting to the IT/Information Security Manager. You will have opportunities to learn new skills and develop.

You will also be involved in supplier and service assurance assessments. This would require a good understanding of compliance and governance standards. Security monitoring on a rota, assisting with incident response where applicable (ad-hoc), as well as other BAU and compliance activities such as reviews of exception, mapping of requirements and more. You will be critical in ensuring that industry best practice security standards are implemented across the business.

You will be required to hybrid work, with the expectation of 1 - 2 days in the office each week. This role can be based in either our Peterborough, Tunbridge Wells or Chesterfield offices.

The Senior Information Security Analyst will be responsible for:

  • Representing the IT/Information Security Team as part of data security projects and driving the deliverables of the IT work streams.
  • Supplier Assurance assessments.
  • PCI compliance
  • Performing BAU tasks including:

o Maintain the IT Security ticket queue by responding to Service Requests, SOW and security incidents.

o On rota daily monitoring of security toolsets to ensure tool health and to respond to security incidents. identified during the monitoring activities.

o Review change requests as part of Change Approval Board.

o Review project security risks as part Solution Design Authority.

  • You may be expected to join the on-call rota for out-of-hours security incident handling in exceptional circumstances.
  • Delivery of operational security activities as directed by the CISO and/or IT Security Manager
  • Audit compliance against the organisation's as well as suppliers' information security controls,
  • Assist with Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity activities.

Key Competencies:

  • Essential: Understanding risk management
  • Essential: Understanding and experience with managing of PCI-DSS
  • Essential: A team player, willing to take on additional tasks as needed
  • Essential: A solid understanding of compliance standards (GDPR, PCI DSS, ISO27001, Cyber Essentials, etc.)
  • Essential: Auditing skills and experience
  • Desirable: Relevant security certification (CISSP, CISM, etc.)
  • Desirable: Knowledge of security architecture and principles
  • Desirable: Strong technical knowledge in security, infrastructure and applications
  • Desirable: Further Technical certifications would also be desirable
  • Desirable: Experience of carrying out security awareness training
  • Desirable: Familiar with various types of encryption algorithms and their applications
  • Desirable: Knowledge of the ITIL or COBIT framework

Key Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong stakeholder management and influencing skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Experience with regulated environment, frameworks and ISMS
  • Desire for continuous improvement and personal growth

Why us?

Markerstudy Insurance Services Limited (MISL) is one of the largest Managing General Agents in the UK. With a strong presence in the UK motor insurance market, we specialise in niche motor cover, where our solid market knowledge and experience enables us to create highly targeted products.

Our success is underpinned by our underwriting strategy to identify and apply special risk factors to the customers' advantage. That, and our skilled underwriting technicians who are friendly, accessible and empowered to make decisions.

We only transact business through professional UK insurance intermediaries and we take pride in fostering excellent working relationships. Our products feature prominently on Aggregators' sites, such as, Go Compare and Compare the Market, via our broker partners.

What we offer in return?

  • A collaborative and fast paced work environment
  • 25 days annual leave plus of Bank Holidays and the ability to buy an additional three days holiday
  • Health Cash Plan
  • A benefit scheme that offers discounts and cashback on shopping, restaurants, travel and more;
  • Life Assurance 4x annual salary
  • Hybrid working model- from our Peterborough, Tunbridge Wells or Chesterfield offices
  • A structured pathway to learn and develop including the opportunity to gain a highly acclaimed and recognised qualification at work.
  • Employee referral scheme

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