Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Specialist

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Date: 22 May 2024

Location: Macclesfield, GB Edinburgh, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job Title:  Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Alderley Edge or Edinburgh
Working style: Hybrid 50% home/office based
Closing date: 9th June 2024


We are expanding our security and resilience team within the Chief Information Security office (CISO). Over the last few years, we have been on a continuous improvement journey and are looking to expand the team. These new roles will allow us to fully enact our threat-led security program, drive further improvements across cyber and support our organisational goal of building a secure and resilient mutual. With a security team over 50 already, these new roles will enhance our capabilities as the threat landscape continues to evolve.


Royal London is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Specialist to join our team. In this role, you will play a vital role in identifying and mitigating cyber threats to protect our company's sensitive information. As a Cyber Threat Intelligence Specialist, you will have the opportunity to work with advanced technologies and collaborate with a team of skilled professionals. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual who is passionate about cybersecurity and wants to make a significant impact protecting our organisation.


The purpose of the role is to operate a robust set of threat intelligence products for internal stakeholders from identification and sourcing of intelligence to production of high quality reporting at the tactical, operational and strategic level. Additionally, the role will work closely with the internal security testing team to drive threat-led detection and control effectiveness testing. The new role will work alongside an  existing peer to continually drive improvements across the wider cybersecurity program, mentor junior members of the team and set a great example.


About the role


  • You’ll be driving the end-to-end intelligence lifecycle for the firm, ensuring intelligence is analysed and is suitable/relevant to Royal London.
  • You’ll be continually learning, as threat actors evolve overtime, we expect our teams to evolve their skills too.
  • You’ll work closely with our cyber defence and governance team and within the wider CISO teams, with stakeholders including the CISO and their peers.
  • You’ll work with a varied toolset, with commercial, private, and public intelligence sources.
  • You’ll be expected to present threat briefings to a range technical and non-technical stakeholders, ensuring they are relevant and pitched at your audience correctly.


About you


  • Experience of perimeter and host security intrusion techniques, including threat hunting as part of incident response.
  • Previous experience of working within a regulated environment, ideally the financial services industry, banking, or insurance.
  • Deep knowledge and hands-on experience of security information and event management (SIEM) tools and other detective controls operated in large enterprises.
  • In-depth knowledge of cyber threats, attack techniques, and defensive measures.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to dissect complex information and provide actionable insights.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • A degree or professional certification is not a hard requirement for this role. If you have qualifications such as GCTI its an added bonus.



About Royal London


We’re the UK’s largest mutual life, pensions, and investment company, offering protection, long-term savings and asset management products and services.   


Our People Promise to our colleagues is that we will all work somewhere inclusive, responsible, enjoyable and fulfilling. This is underpinned by our Spirit of Royal London values; Empowered, Trustworthy, Collaborate, Achieve. 


We've always been proud to reward employees by offering great workplace benefits such as 28 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays, an up to 14% employer matching pension scheme and private medical insurance. You can see all our benefits here - Our Benefits


Inclusion, diversity and belonging 


We’re an Inclusive employer. We celebrate and value different backgrounds and cultures across Royal London. Our diverse people and perspectives give us a range of skills which are recognised and respected – whatever their background.


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