Cyber Researcher

20 Sep 2019
04 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Ofgem is committed to making a positive difference for energy consumers through effective regulation of the market and close working with suppliers to ensure sustainable energy for consumers and businesses in the UK.

It is vital that operational systems and networks in the electricity and downstream gas sectors in Great Britain remain resilient against cyber and related security threats. As part of our Cyber Security Directorate, you will research cutting-edge control technologies and architectural models, identifying common vulnerabilities, maintaining intelligence and publishing advice to the sector on how to mitigate risk and grow resilience. Your work will therefore play an important role in protecting UK national infrastructure, as well as ensuring that Ofgem has the appropriate levels of security to protect our people, data, operations and facilities from cyber threats.

Significant experience in cyber, information security and information assurance is absolutely vital. You must have a solid understanding of technical research and cyber market analysis, with a relevant degree-level education and a certification in one of more of the following: CISSP, CISM, ISO27001 Lead Auditor or equivalent. With a proven track record of deploying emerging digital, cloud and technology solutions, you will have the capability to engage stakeholders, communicate ideas and mitigate potential risks. An understanding of critical system operational environments and architecture would be highly desirable, as would a good understanding of cyber security risks and controls.

Ofgem can offer you a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes:

  • Up to 30 days' annual leave
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • The opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements, which include a valuable range of benefits
  • Flexible working hours and family friendly policies
  • Subsidised gym
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Rental deposit scheme
  • Perkbox (staff discount scheme)
  • Employee Wellbeing Programme.

To apply, please click the APPLY button.

Closing date: 7 October 2019.

Ofgem is an equal opportunities employer. Protecting consumers and powering the future of the energy debate.

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