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Senior Cyber Security and Forensic Specialist - Coventry

IT/Information/Cyber Security
Ref: 39 Date Posted: Tuesday 23 Apr 2019
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To be responsible for the strategic and operational management, including the design, configuration, security, threat monitoring, incident response, management and support of the network infrastructure of the devices and systems. To provide educational and research support, including the design and preparation of case studies and digital forensic artefacts and scenarios, controlling the evidence store, and delivering technical content on specialist cyber security and digital forensics courses.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Ensuring the continued operation and strict security posture of the systems. To provide management and strategic direction for the teaching, research and corporate infrastructure, through the investigation and utilisation of new and emerging technologies. To continue to develop the threat hunting capability by developing and implementing new defensive systems, and by carrying out regular security assessments against internal systems and processes.
• Providing specialist hardware, software and network problem solving for users. Troubleshooting operating systems (including Linux and Windows) endpoint and network devices such as workstations, servers, switches, routers and firewalls.
• Ensuring the availability and delivery of services, including providing an expert technical response in the event of high priority security incidents.
• Working with sensitive third party suppliers, and internal teams, to integrate chosen products into cyber security and digital forensic processes. Ensuring that standards in the handling and storing of original evidence are adhered to.
• Contributing to research projects and providing forensic and security services to the team.
• Acting as Security Controller for strategic implementation and the design, development, interpretation, implementation and monitoring of security policy and controls for the appropriate protection of government protectively marked assets.
• Providing specialist teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate courses and providing specialist support in relation to case studies and forensic scenarios.
• Form alliances and relationships with key stakeholders to enable effective delivery of services and ensuring clear, effective communication with internal and external stakeholders.
• Ensure compliance with University and Government standards for information systems, security and technology in line with the relevant legislation and audit requirements.
• Work with other teams to continuously look at pragmatic ways that inter-team working can be improved by sharing information, knowledge and best practice. Identify and suggest solutions to any process gaps that appear and help build a collaborative culture based on transparency, openness and trust.


• A relevant undergraduate, postgraduate or equivalent qualification in a cyber security related field or relevant compensatory professional experience.
• Experience and a proven track record in systems administration of Windows and Linux environments where security is a critical priority.
• Experience or knowledge of the common tools, techniques and procedures used by attackers, and how they can be detected and defended against.
• The ability to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders and to engage with key people at all levels within organisations
• Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
• Specialist hardware, software and network problem solving skills
• Able to work independently as well as part of a team
• Must be capable of holding a UK National Security Clearance
• Relevant professional certifications