Information About The Role :
Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) is a collaboration of the five South East police forces, and works with the UK Intelligence Community to help protect the public and our national security.
To underpin our commitment to safeguarding the nation and its assets, CTPSE is venturing deeper into the realms of cyber security by establishing the role of an Information Security Lead. As cyber threats grow in complexity, this pivotal position serves as the backbone of our defence, ensuring that our technical and digital assets remain uncompromised.
The Information Security Lead will be entrusted with a range of responsibilities. These encompass conducting technical cybersecurity assessments, which may arise from diverse sources, including but not limited to project support, incident response, system accreditation, and cyber threat analysis. The insights gathered from these assessments are paramount, not only in safeguarding our current operations but in also driving our expansion into new domains, all while ensuring that risks remain within out specified acceptable thresholds.
The prime candidate for this role will possess a robust understanding of cybersecurity. Their expertise should extend beyond their theoretical knowledge and certifications, demonstrating comfort in conducting independent risk assessments and formulating security solutions. An inherent part of this role will be collaboration; therefore, the ability to work hand-in-hand with various teams and stakeholders to impart guidance on best security practices is crucial. The ultimate aim is to fortify our organisations resilience, ensuring that our most critical assets are protected from a wide variety of threats.
Please note that this role is part of a national, regional and local network and as a result you may be required to travel for business purposes mainly across the south east region and occasionally throughout the UK. Therefore, the successful candidate will require a full UK driving licence.
1. Act as the senior technical security advisor to the CTPSE Security team, ensuring compliance to
local and national standards and that appropriate controls are in place proportionate to degree of risk
2. Conduct proactive scanning of future changes in process, policy and legislation. Ensuring all
relevant risks are monitored and managed in line with technology, security, process, estate and
stakeholder changes. Applying the appropriate and proportionate risk treatment to all identified risks to
ensure they are managed at an acceptable level.
3. Assist CTPSE teams in the development, maintenance, review and test of CTPSE Incident
Response, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans from a information assurance
4. Ensure all projects requiring Information Security direction are serviced and are necessary,
proportionate, and delivered in a timely manner and are conducted in accordance with security
requirements. Engage with key stakeholders where risks to the compromise of IT systems is identified,
in order to mitigate those risks.
5. Carry out Information Security Audits to ensure compliance. Creation and maintenance of detailed
records of all Information Security audits, risk assessments and reported incidents.
6. Responsible for the timely briefing and updating of all individuals (this includes Police Officers,
Police Staff, Contractors, Suppliers and Visitors) within CTPSE with regard to information compliance
and understanding of Information Security policies and procedures. This includes ensuring the CTPSE
Information Security guidance is kept up to date with the latest Information Security information.
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