Information Security Engineer

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Data and Tech

  • Salary:

    to £40,000

  • Contact:

    Stephen Bunch

  • Contact email:


  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:


Job Specification


Position Description

Data security is a core value for Concise.  Help to safeguard our organization’s computer networks and systems; plan and carry out security measures to monitor and protect sensitive data and systems from infiltration and cyber-attacks; work as part of a larger IT team.

Accountabilities in the role

  • Develop Information Security Plans and Policies
  • Help plan and carry out information security strategy; develop a set of security standards and best practices, and recommend security enhancements to management as needed.
  • Develop strategies to respond to and recover from a security breach.
  • Responsible for educating our teams on information security through training and building awareness.


Implement Protections

  • Work with IT colleagues on the install and use software, such as firewalls and data encryption programs, to protect sensitive information.
  • Assist users with installation or processing of new security products and procedures.


Test for Vulnerabilities

  • Conducts periodic scans of networks to find any vulnerability.
  • Conduct penetration testing, simulate an attack on the system to highlight or find any weaknesses that might be exploited by a malicious party.


Monitor for Security Breaches

  • Constantly monitor our networks and systems for security breaches or intrusions.
  • Install software that helps to notify them of intrusions, and watch out for irregular system behaviour.


Investigate Security Breaches

  • If a breach has occurred, lead incident response activities to minimize the impact.
  • Lead a technical and forensic investigation into how the breach happened and the extent of the damage.
  • Prepare reports of their findings to be reported to management.


Information Security Engineer Skills

  • A strong multi-tasker with a keen eye for detail
  • thinks one step ahead of criminals.
  • well organized and thrive in fast-paced, high-stress scenarios


Core skills:

  • Direct experience with anti-virus software, intrusion detection, firewalls and content filtering
  • Knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies and methods
  • Experience designing secure networks, systems and application architectures
  • Knowledge of disaster recovery, computer forensic tools, technologies and methods
  • Experience planning, researching and developing security policies, standards and procedures
  • Ability to communicate network security issues to peers and management
  • Ability to read and use the results of mobile code, malicious code, and anti-virus software