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Information Security Officer

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    Information Technology

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  • Salary:

    £18 - £22 per hour

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  • Published:

    13 days ago

  • Duration:

    4 months

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  • Manage, develop, and maintain Information Security Management Systems for the Council, including:
    • Develop, and maintain Information Security policies, standards, and procedures
    • Review Information Security policies and procedures for effectiveness
    • Coordinate the Security Group Meetings and provide reports to Corporate Board
    • Act as internal information security consultant to the Council and staff
    • Act as a focal point for recording security incidents and managing investigations, including risk assessment and mitigation, in accordance with the security incident standard
    • Develop and implement mitigation strategies for information security risks
    • Maintain knowledge of the Data Protection Act, and liaise internally with the Data Protection Officer, Caldicott Guardian and other information stakeholders
    • Develop and deliver Information Security Training to staff and maintain organisational awareness of information security
    • Provide key statistics in relation to security incidents, training, and effectiveness of security controls
    • Manage, develop and maintain Information Security Management Systems within ICT, including:
    • Commissioning of external IT Health Check(s) / Penetration Testing
    • Management of any remediation / security improvement work required for ongoing compliance with PSN Code of Connection
    • Advise on information security aspects of all new ICT system implementations and change requests
    • Management of GCSX/PSN Accounts and use of secure email connections to central government and public sector partners
    • Ensure ICT Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity processes are aligned to Council priorities
    • Project management / coordination of information security related activities
    • Maintain awareness of cyber-security threats and risks
    • Monitoring and development of the Council's cyber-security systems and controls in line with perceived risks
    • Manage capital budget(s) associated with information security projects
    • Assist with operation and management of ICT information security systems
    • Promote equality as an integral part of the role, treating everyone with fairness and dignity.
    • Comply with WBC health and safety policies, procedures and rules, taking reasonable care of self and others.
    • Adhere to the standards set out in the WBC competency framework.

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