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Senior Cyber Security Specialist (ICS/OT)

Date: 03-Mar-2023

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Role Purpose:

Define compelling cyber solutions for customers in OT/ICS and hybrid IT/OT environments taking account of security and safety.

 

Key Accountabilities:

1.    Work in partnership with our clients at senior level to drive the security outcomes they require in their specific business context, considering impacts to operations and safety, to deliver security capabilities within OT (predominantly ICS) networks, including converged IT/OT networks, covering all aspects of identification, protection, detection and response.
2.    Develop conceptual security solutions, architectures and associated principles & approaches; devise and develop security plans, policies & processes and advise technology selection to meet the specific needs of OT, including ICS.
3.    Devise new or improved solutions that drive business benefit from operational data, are informed by customer & market intelligence to meet customer business & security outcomes and make a compelling case for the customer to invest in cyber security where required.
4.    Provide oversight and guidance for design, development and implementation/deployment of security solutions for operational technology (OT) including ICS (Industrial Control Systems
5.    Collaborate effectively with QinetiQ business winning teams to support creation of compelling marketing collateral, propositions and bids.

 

Key Capabilities/Knowledge:

•    Current understanding of at least one Critical National Infrastructure sector utilising ICS/OT for operational and/or safety outcomes.
•    Good understanding of safety legislation, standards and systems in industrial context.
•    Able to lead development of technical solutions for security and safety, working closely with the client, and taking account of customer & market insights.
•    Good working knowledge of Industrial Control Systems and Safety Instrumented Systems, with other OT knowledge beneficial.
•    Good working knowledge of cyber & information related legal & regulatory requirements relevant to the solutions, including understanding of regulatory oversight within CNI sectors.
•    Able to explain how cyber security affects business and operational outcomes, including safety.
•    Excellent understanding of digital technology.
•    Excellent understanding of ICS/OT cyber security capability, how they work, how they are deployed, relative strengths & weaknesses.
•    Excellent understanding of ICS/OT vulnerabilities and management, attack methodologies and the design of, and mitigations within, complex architectures.
•    Understanding of ICS/OT relevant standards/frameworks (e.g. IEC 62443, NIST SP800-82 or alternatives).
•    Credible and effective outcome focused stakeholder engagement, influence & persuasion skills.
•    Collaborate effectively across QinetiQ, and externally, to achieve required outcomes.

 

Experience and Qualifications:

Essential

•    Undergraduate degree level (ideally including industry vocationally awarded) qualification in STEM, safety, or cyber security field.
•    Digitally literate (including fluency in Microsoft Office tools).
•    Minimum 5 years recent experience of using ICS and other forms of OT in at least one (non-defence) Critical National Infrastructure sectors.

 

Desirable

•    Experience applying architectural frameworks (e.g. TOGAF).
•    Experience developing proportionate ICS cyber security solutions to meet customer needs.
•    Certification in Security Architecture, Information Assurance and Technical Architecture. Full member of recognised engineering or cyber security professional body.
•    Practical knowledge of the design, test and deployment of ICS or other OT systems/networks.

 

 

Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.