Information and Cyber Security Manager – Irlam, Manchester

The Role

The purpose of this role is to protect Freedom Fibre Ltd’s (FFL) information assets and infrastructure against all threats, internal and external.

You will support the CRO and compliance team in ensuring the company is fully compliant with UK law and best practice standards for the telecoms industry and play a key part in establishing and maintaining our cyber and information security procedures across the business so that they are fit for purpose.

You will be creating and managing a new Information Security Team and Security Operations Centre (SOC) function. This function maybe in house or outsourced. The SOC function will work closely with the Network Operation Centre (NOC) function.

You will direct and monitor security policies, regulations and rules for the FFL technical teams to implement. Knowledge in areas like information security governance, program development and management, incident response and risk management are important to succeed in this role.

Core Responsibilities

  • Monitor all operations and infrastructure

  • Maintain all security tools and technology

  • Assist the NOC and Networks teams in their roles and help with incident response

  • Monitor internal and external policy compliance in your area

  • Monitor regulation compliance

  • Ensure compliance with any of our customer security requirements

  • Work with different departments in the organisation to reduce risk

  • Implement new technology

  • Ensure cybersecurity stays on the organisational radar

  • Detail out the security incident response program

  • Help create the information security team and the security operations centre (SOC) function

  • Create, trial and manage security strategies

  • Understand and implement relevant parts of the Telecoms Security Act 2021 and the technical security requirements around this

  • In conjunction with the compliance team, oversee information security audits whether by performed by organisation or third-party personnel

  • Manage security team members and all other information security personnel

  • Provide training to information security personnel during onboarding

  • Evaluate department budget and costs associated with technological training

  • Assess current technology architecture for vulnerabilities and weaknesses and suggest upgrades and/or improvement

  • Implement and oversee technological upgrades, improvements and major changes to the information security environment

  • Serve as a focal point of contact for the information security team and the customer or organization

  • Provide information security awareness training to organisation personnel

  • Communicate information security goals and new programs effectively with other department managers within the organisation

  • Carrying out risk and vulnerability assessments

  • Develop and manage business continuity plans

  • Implement security policies, standards, and procedures

  • Investigate any security breaches

  • Proactively test our IT infrastructure.

Reporting to

Chief Risk Officer

Skills and Experience

  • Working knowledge of ISO27001, Cyber Essentials & NIST compliance programs, and support audit activities

  • Setup and Operation of SIEM & SOAR solutions

  • Knowledge of Cyber and Data Security laws and regulations e.g. Data Protection Act 2018, GDPR, Computer Misuse Act 1990, National Security Investment Act 2021, The Electronic Communications (Security Measure) Regulations 2022

  • Previous experience in Cyber & Information Security Management, ideally in the telecoms sector within a wholesale environment

  • Industry recognised Information Security or audit qualification i.e. CISSP/CISM/CISA or experience equivalent to

  • Hands-on skill set in cyber security

  • Experience with cyber forensic investigations

  • Desire to develop Information Security capabilities

  • Current and ongoing knowledge of the cyber security risk landscape.

Our Ideal Fit

Someone who is a team player and willing to get their sleeves rolled up from time to time in order to take this business from start-up to industry leader.

Working with Freedom Fibre

We operate in a relaxed and industrious atmosphere where you’ll be encouraged to speak out and contribute where ever you feel you have something to offer. Our offices are open from 07:00 through to 19:00 and we are happy to be flexible with working hours so you can enjoy a relatively stress-free commute or work from home to create the best possible work-life balance that suits you and Freedom Fibre.

We offer an attractive benefits package that includes discretionary bonuses, a generous pension, private healthcare, flexible working and more.

Freedom Fibre is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are committed to being a successful, caring and welcoming place for all employees.

Place of Work

The place of work will be our offices in Irlam, near Manchester.



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