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Information Assurance Specialist - Defence

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    Technology & Digital

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £80000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Fraser Richings

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  • Published:

    19 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    31 May 2024

**Information Assurance Specialists - UK Defence Industry**

Location: Gloucestershire & London (Remote and On-Site Opportunities)


Our clients are all leading UK-based defence contractors, dedicated to providing advanced security solutions to the nation's defence and security sectors. They are committed to excellence, innovation, and the highest standards of information assurance to protect sensitive data and support national security.

We are seeking experienced Information Assurance Specialists to join their dynamic teams within the UK defence industry. As an Information Assurance Specialist, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the security, confidentiality, and integrity of our information systems and data. The ideal candidate will possess an active British passport, a current security clearance, and a proven track record in the defence sector.

Key Responsibilities:

- Develop and implement comprehensive information assurance strategies to safeguard sensitive data and systems in line with UK government and defence industry regulations.

- Conduct risk assessments and security audits to identify vulnerabilities and develop risk mitigation plans.

- Ensure compliance with relevant security standards, including ISO/IEC 27001, UK government security policies, and MOD regulations.

- Provide expertise in secure system design, data encryption, access controls, and incident response planning.

- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure that security requirements are integrated into all phases of system development and operation.

- Investigate and respond to security incidents, conducting root cause analysis and implementing corrective actions to prevent future occurrences.

- Deliver training and awareness programs to promote a culture of security within the organization.

- Liaise with external stakeholders, including government agencies and defence contractors, to ensure alignment with security policies and best practices.


- Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Cyber Security, Computer Science, or a related field.

- Minimum of 3-5 years' experience in information assurance, preferably within the defence sector.

- Active British passport and current UK government security clearance (minimum SC; DV preferred).

- Strong knowledge of security standards and frameworks such as ISO/IEC27001, NIST, and the UK government's Security Policy Framework.

- Proven experience in risk assessment, security auditing, and incident response.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to convey complex security concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

- Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

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