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Cyber Security Specialist

Job Description

Salary/ Benefits
In order to attract the very best talent on the market a generous remuneration package is on offer of £55,000 to £65,000 based on experience plus bonus and a range of fantastic benefits.

VANRATH are pleased to be working with an industry leading global financial services firm who are recruiting for a high calibre candidate to fill the Cyber Security Specialist role.

The Ideal Person

  • Extensive experience in Information Security, large-scale penetration testing/Red Team testing, enterprise architectures, technology operations and risk management preferably in Financial Services
  • Detailed up-to-date knowledge of threat and vulnerability management techniques and tools
  • Strong knowledge of OSI Model, MITRE ATT&CK Framework, Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Web Proxies and DLP amongst other
  • Well-versed in a wide range of security tools such as Burp, Nessus, Metasploit, Empire, Cobalt Strike and familiarity with common reconnaissance, exploitation and post-exploitation frameworks
  • Hold an industry certification or similar in Information Security Risk Management


  • Ensure that information security and technology related activities are understood, owned, managed and properly reflected in Business Risk Appetite Statements and Risk and Control Self Assessments
  • Support the Red Team Testing Function to develop scenarios consistent with real attacks and to ensure results are fully understood. Including supporting the Red Team in operational briefings and presentations to non-technical audience and executive management, and holistic follow-up analysis of test results to drive sustainable remediation
  • Provide management with sound advice and support across the full range of risk management lifecycle activities, including risk identification, assessment, and oversight of remediation planning and execution; participate and challenge IT risk activities, and actively participate in senior management monthly IT Risk Boards
  • Attend function/regional operational risk forums, understand and challenge cyber and technology related plans and risk management
  • Understand key regulatory and external audit requirements and ensure appropriate treatment and attention is provided by Risk Owners
  • Build strong relationships with Senior Controller, Technology and Business stakeholders to proactively identify risk issues, drive remediation activities and continuously improve cyber and technology Risk management
  • Analyze and review IT control deficiencies, untreated risks and issues and conduct thematic reviews & ad-hoc risk assessments
  • Continuously improve awareness about global risk and security management frameworks, policies and processes

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Cybersecurity job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Jordan Madden in the strictest confidence.