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Cyber Security Lead

Cyber Security Lead

Cyber Security Lead

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Technology & IT

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Job Location

Mayo, Connacht

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Job Description

JWR Employment Specialists are delighted to be recruiting a Cyber Security Lead. This role will be based in Co. Mayo

About the Role:

The Information Security Lead will own and develop the security strategy and be responsible for delivering a secure computing environment to the group. This role will lead a small team of Information Security Analysts ensuring our systems meet and exceed security standards.

As a Team Lead you will agree and manage effective KPIs across the operational environment. You will also mentor and motivate the team encouraging a growth mindset.

As the business changes you will provide thought leadership and ensure our systems continue to be fit-for-purpose by agreeing and implementing change improvements.

Key Role Responsibilities:

  • Set and own the strategic direction for IT Security in the Organisation
  • Develop the IT security roadmap to improve the security landscape
  • Create, maintain and deliver a continuous security improvement plan
  • Coach and mentor team members to ensure they have the skills and ability to deliver exceptional service levels
  • Support senior managers with internal and external audit activity
  • Manage strategic 3rd party relationships ensuring the business receives excellent service and value for money
  • Validate security configurations for infrastructure and new services
  • Contribute to the knowledge management system and ensure all known problems and fixes are updated
  • Keep up to date with technology and security developments within the industry and make recommendations where appropriate
  • Ensure policies and procedures are followed throughout the organisation


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Demonstrable experience of managing cyber-security in a complex IT landscape
  • Experience of leading technical teams
  • Good customer service and communication skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • An understanding of ITIL processes and procedures
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the following:
  • Strong working knowledge of security infrastructure
  • Experience of managing penetration tests
  • Threat prevention and detection technologies
  • End-user security
  • OS and device patching
  • Windows Server and Active Directory Services best practices
  • Microsoft/Office 365 administration
  • Experience of cloud services (Azure and/or AWS)
  • Experience using an IT Service Management Tool

Person Profile:

  • Ability to operate under pressure within a team
  • A strong focus on continued improvements and personal development
  • Strong communicator and influencer, both verbally and written
  • Good time management and self-motivation skills
  • A lateral thinker
  • An interest in security technology and its application in a business environment

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