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Cyber Security Specialist

  • Dorset
  • Contract
  • £66.08 - £71.08 per hour

Cyber Security Specialist

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Dorset as a Cyber Security Specialist.

The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to play a key role in developing secure solutions and assuring Cyber Security for one of the UK’s leading defence companies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working closely with security stakeholders from both the business and the customer communities throughout the whole project lifecycle and at all classifications, in particular with the SAC and Accreditor to achieve and maintain system accreditation
  • Providing cyber security advice and guidance to systems and software engineers, including at a detailed technical level. You should be able to provide detailed guidance on, for example, operating system lockdowns and data-in-transit protection
  • Providing cyber security advice and guidance to managers and solution architects to identify and propose architectures, develop secure designs and identify and implement security controls which provide proportionate risk reduction
  • Performing security risk assessments using recognised methodologies to identify and prioritise cyber security and cyber resilience risks and identifying approriate controls and mitigations to manage those risks.
  • Interpreting security guidance from external sources such as JSP440/604, NCSC and NIST.
  • Achieving and maintaining security accreditation or security assurance as required, including assessing the impact to security of all proposed changes.
  • Producing security documentation such as RMADS and SyOPs.
  • Scoping and managing testing by external penetration test companies and ensuring remediation activity is performed to completion.
  • Supporting security within the supply chain, including meeting the requirements of the Defence Cyber Protection Partnership plus our own company initiatives.

Key skills & qualifications


  • Systems or software engineering background, able to interact at a technical level with systems, software and hardware engineers
  • Demonstrable experience of identifying cyber security risks using a recognised methodology and the commensurate controls and mitigations required to manage those risks.
  • Ability to articulate security advice directly to key stakeholders within both the business and the customer community
  • Experience of cyber security engineering delivery and accreditation, preferably within the Defence domain.
  • Degree qualified in Information/Cyber Security, IT, Engineering, Mathematics, or Science, or alternatively equivalent qualifications and/or experience.


  • Experience in secure communications, secure networking and the appropriate use of cryptography
  • Knowledge and experience in HMG IAS1&2 or similar security risk assessment methodology, JSP440/JSP604/JSP490, NCSC guidance, NIST, ISO 27001 and industry-standard security frameworks.
  • CCP, CISSP, CISM or similar, GCHQ Certified Degree, ex-CLAS.

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Dorset

Rate: £71.08 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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