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Technical Information Assurance Specialist: Infrastructure and Applications


Crawley, United Kingdom

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Thales are looking to for a Technical Security Assurance Specialist to work in their information Security team. This role is based in Crawley, West Sussex.

This role involves taking the overall responsibility for the evaluation and implementation of cost effective technical security requirements and controls for IL0 – IL6 environments to identify and reduce business risk by undertaking probing, analytical technical security assessments.

This will be achieved by reviewing, maintaining and updating all technical security documentation, policy and procedures associated with Thales’ networks, systems and applications, in accordance with Mandatory Requirements of HMG Security Policy Framework (SPF) and applicable Information Assurance Standards.

Key Responsibilities
Support Thales UK in ensuring all technical security measures are enhanced and developed where necessary, to ensure successful and timely system accreditations and re-accreditations.
Provide central point of contact for all technical security matters and concerns, supporting project teams and businesses throughout project lifecycles.
Provide assurance and ensure successful and secure delivery of all Code of Connections (CoCos), associated cryptographic products, key material and required documentation.
Overall responsibility for developing and implementing formal and regular technical vulnerability assessments of Thales’ network environments, recommending remedial action where required.
Work collaboratively with technical project delivery teams to ensure proposed solution provides required level of security assurance and that suggested product is rigorously tested for suitability.
Recommend technical security improvements for identified weaknesses
Ensure appropriate security solutions are included in sales bids.
Ensure that technical requirements for Thales assurance activities are delivered in the functional area.
Skills, Qualifications and Experience
Demonstrable understanding of Security products, specifically Checkpoint, Juniper, Bluecoat, McAfee, Cisco and RSA Envision.
In depth experience in Security technical support with a variety of systems and applications.
Evidential experience as subject matter expert in the evaluation and implementation of technical security products for Public or Private sector organisations.
Able to provide analytical advice on the security implications of new and existing systems and for all proposed changes to said systems.
Ability to provide technical security advice to business areas when required and to provide technical security input to the Corporate security risk register.
Excellent customer focused liaison skills and strong presentation and communication skills.

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