UK parliament seeking Director of Cyber Security

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 20 November, 2019

UK parliament seeking Director of Cyber Security

The UK House of Commons is on the hunt for a new Director of Cyber Security for the Parliamentary Digital Service

The successful candidate will have a range of responsibilities across four main categories — cybersecurity governance, programs and projects, risk management, and response management.

These include providing strategic advice to the parliament on existing and emerging cyber threats, and leading the Parliamentary Digital Service’s Cyber Security Team.

The Director of Cyber Security will also review investigations of reported data breaches or incidents, including impact analysis and recommendations for avoiding similar vulnerabilities, and develop and oversee the implementation of disaster recovery, response management and business continuity plans.

The successful applicant will also be tasked with building relationships with the cybersecurity community and external suppliers to ensure that cybersecurity knowledge is kept up to date, and maintaining an up-to-date understanding of the evolving ICT threat landscape.

Other responsibilities will include managing the risk to the UK Parliament’s IT facilities and maintaining awareness of both internal and external threats, and acting as a cybersecurity advocate for members of both houses.

The UK Government is offering an annual salary of between £75,953 ($143,846) and £95,964 ($181,747) on a two-year contract, with the option for extension or making the position permanent. Applications for the position close on 1 December UK time.

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