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Location: North West England, Manchester, United Kingdom

Security Analyst

North West England, Manchester, United Kingdom
£35,000 - £43,000

Job Description

Information Security Analyst
Location: Manchester
Role Type: Permanent - full time
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 + Flexible Benefits
Working Hours: 37.50 per week

Who are we?
We are Swinton Insurance. We've been helping people to find insurance for over 60 years. And we're far from done. With a fresh focus, a clear vision and some incredible projects on the go, there's never been a better time to join us - and to develop your career with one of the UK's leading digital Insurance Brokers.

What's happening?
Ardonagh Group recently acquired Swinton Insurance and formed a division called Atlanta Group that includes Swinton, Carole Nash & Autonet. This has resulted in a huge period of change and transformation in every department of our business.

What to know about this role?
We are currently looking to recruit for an Information Security Analyst to support the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Swinton data, assets and services. As an Information Security Analyst, you will support the Technology Information Security Manager, security managed service suppliers, and Technology colleagues to maintain and enhance multiple security platforms spanning various technologies. You will configure, manage and monitor endpoint/host-based security capabilities, triage, escalate and investigate security incidents, and assist in developing, testing and implementing security. You will maintain and co-ordinate risk event tracking and remediation. The role includes day-to-day interaction with the Group CFO and Executives within the organisation.
Key Accountabilities


Support information security operations, including incidents, requests, changes, problems and tool configuration, including mail, web and infrastructure incidents

Supporting the Security Service products including Anti-Virus, DLP (Forcepoint), PAM, VSS, SIEM, IDS/ IPS

Support and maintain mail and web protection solutions

Risk assessment of current information technology infrastructure, application and services. Prepare the monthly Cyber Security Dashboard

Support and manage vulnerability scans. Review vulnerability reports and plan remediation activities. Work closely with SIEM provider on incidents raised by SIEM

Support in the identification, assessment and prioritisation of risks, co-ordinating activities t,o minimise, monitor or control the risk impact

Prepare daily information security report including all security incidents and actions

Support Privileged Account/Access management solution

Support the information security team's deliverables across ISS and Business projects

Support where appropriate a variety of IT security related activities in ensuring that IT systems are protected against unauthorised activity.

Review change requests on behalf of the Information Security senior members.

Assist in the regular review of security awareness material e.g. e-learning security module on the Intranet. Assist with the co-ordination and execution of quarterly Phishing exercises.

Support information security consultant and manager on audit actions

What skills & experience do you require?
Essential Criteria

Knowledge of deploying and managing Security Solutions

Experience of Security Service products including Anti-Virus, DLP (Forcepoint), PAM, VSS, SIEM, IDS/ IPS

Solid understanding of mail and web protection solutions

Solid understanding of network and infrastructure security best practices

Experience of privileged access/account management

Excellent documentation skills

Experience of dealing with escalations, both service and technical

Understand security operations from a people, process and technology perspective

Bachelor's degree in computing or related field

Desirable Criteria

Evidence of providing training to small/medium groups

Penetration testing

Understanding of cloud computing security

Ability to interface with both technology and management stakeholders

Understanding of Security strategies and technologies including

Secure network design, secure web services, application security and security monitoring

Experience in evaluating the design effectiveness of IT security controls

Specialist security qualification (e.g. CISSP)

Post Graduate Degree in a technology related field. Degree qualified
What's in it for me?

Competitive Salary

Performance related bonus

Contributory pension scheme

25 days annual leave + buy/sell 5 days

Flexible Benefits scheme

State of the art offices in Manchester City Centre (on Deansgate, opposite the Cathedral)


As a business we are responsible, open and honest. We drive change through ongoing evolution and we make the right choices to enable our business to continue to succeed and thrive. We are looking for these qualities in our teams and proactively appoint individuals who share our vision and translate this into their professional lives and approach to work.
As a Financial Services organisation we comply with and support the requirements set by our Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which are designed to protect our customers. This means if your application is successful, you'll need to satisfy some important background checks before you can start working with us. These will include a full credit enquiry, a criminal record check, residency and right to work checks.

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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