Counter Threat Unit Officer - Eastleigh

IT/Information/Cyber Security
Ref: 76 Date Posted: Tuesday 04 May 2021
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Company:           Insurance

Location:             Eastleigh, Hampshire

Reports to           Counter Threat Unit Manager

Salary:                £43,000

Benefits:              See below


The Role


This is a specialist role where you will be with responsible for proactively improving and tailoring security defences to acquired Threat Intelligence, to monitor any security breaches and lead all incident response activities across the organisation. As Counter Threat Unit Officer you will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a similar role and have a solid technical understanding of all security principles and underlying technologies regarding security operations, threat intelligence, security monitoring and incident response.


Please note that this role will be initially working from home, however once safe to do so, the role will be a mixture of working from home and in our Eastleigh office.


Main Responsibilities:


Process, collate and exploit data, taking into account its relevance and reliability to develop and maintain situational awareness.

Define and implement processes to verify on-going security, legal and regulatory requirements.

Monitor network and system activity to identify potential threats or other suspicious behaviour, using security analytics to detect potential breaches or identify warnings and escalate as necessary.

Identifies and implements new management controls to reflect changes in factors such as Threat levels and legislation.

Manage the implementation of Information Security programmes, and lead security activities across the organisation including our vulnerability management process.

Lead on managing and investigating Information Security incidents. Ensure that the Information Security incident management processes are aligned with business continuity processes, advising on corporate responses.

Support the CTU Manager in developing and delivering information security reporting processes and formats and information security strategy

Responsible for the production of management information, metrics and trends for Information Security

Assist the CTU Manager in developing others through coaching and mentoring

Produce warning material in a manner that is both timely and intelligible to the target audience.


Skills and experience you need:


In-depth technical understanding of all security principles and underlying technologies regarding security operations, Threat Intelligence, Security monitoring and incident response.

Demonstrate ability to disseminate threat intelligence, identify its operational applications and impact and lead on follow up activity

Sound understanding and practical experience of Information Security, processes, policies and tools

Good communication skills both verbally and in writing with good questioning and listening skills

Ability to explain complex IT concepts to all levels of customer.

Experience leading incident response across an organisation involving multiple business units

Understanding of information security controls in particular those relating to business process, governance, risk and education

Background in business or information security management.

Background in ISO27001, CISM, CISSP, knowledge of Data Protection / GDPR, Information Security Forum, CiiSec is a plus.



Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:


A competitive pension for which your employer will pay twice the amount.

Generous amount of holidays with the option to buy up to 10 additional days.

Annual Salary review.

Discretionary annual bonus based on personal and company performance.

Life assurance of 4 x salary with the option to flex up.

Return to work programme scheme.

Flexible benefits package (private medical insurance, health and dental plans, free life assurance policy, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme as well as discounts with a wide range of retailers through our partner

Support groups- well-being activities, yoga, mindfulness sessions, Sports and Social Club events and more.



As a fully inclusive employer, we encourage anyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation to apply and join a great company. We are fully committed to inclusion and diversity more broadly; we will continue to raise awareness and support of all inclusion and diversity activities.

As a disability confident employer, we encourage anyone with a disability to apply.