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Cyber Threat Intelligence Specialist

Date: 19-Nov-2020

Location: Wilmslow, GB Edinburgh, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Cyber Threat Intelligence Specialist

Wilmslow or Edinburgh

Permanent Contract

Closing date – 04/12/20


At Royal London we want to attract the best talent to help us achieve our vision of becoming the most trusted and recommended financial company in the UK. We are the largest mutual life, pensions and Investment Company in the UK. 


For more than 150 years, people have been at the heart of all that is great about Royal London. We know that this is a difficult and uncertain time for everyone and are doing everything we can to support our customers, our people and candidates.


Maintaining the Spirit of Royal London is of paramount importance to us as we face new and different ways of working. That is why we are embracing technology throughout our recruitment process to support interactions. As you embark on your journey with us will engage with you via email, telephone and video to ensure we all remain safe. We are committed to wellbeing and at this challenging time, it remains our priority. 


We are currently looking to recruit a Cyber Threat Intelligence Specialist to join our team in either Edinburgh of Wilmslow.


The main purpose of the role is to enable intelligence driven incident response, sourcing new threat intelligence information and analysing for intelligence which is actionable, in order that risk mitigation activities are threat lead.


Key Accountabilities

  • All security events investigated and tracked to remediation within agreed SLA’s
  • Continuous threat intelligence searching, using both trusted commercial sources and open source intelligence information of threat activity
  • Operate threat intelligence tooling, keeping configurations current to detect emerging threats e.g. social media monitoring, dark web monitoring etc.
  • Proactive threat analysis of information received to identify potential threats to RLG, and disseminate the results of the analysis to prevent those threats from materialising
  • Work closely with the Defence & Threat Intelligence teams for SOC monitoring & threat hunting activities


Skills and Experience

  • Experience with MI reporting of the effectiveness of RLG security controls, assuring they are operating within the expected guidelines and risk decisions are threat driven.
  • Maintaining a threat dashboard for communicating the threat level within RLG
  • Incident management, providing security resources with threat intelligence to support the remediation activity.


Essential Criteria

  • Technical security qualifications preferred e.g. CISSP, SSCP, GIAC, GCTI, GDAT or equivalent
  • Experience of perimeter and host security intrusion techniques, including threat hunting as part of incident response
  • Familiar with IPS, WAF, DLP, Identity & Data Management and Network Security technologies
  • Familiar with vulnerability management and application security technologies


Desirable Criteria

  • Splunk knowledge preferred
  • Experience of operationalising threat intelligence
  • Experience of intelligence sharing communities
  • Familiar with audit event collection and reporting toolsets
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of security information and event management (SIEM) tools from industry leaders.
  • Previous experience of working within a regulated environment, ideally the financial services industry


What we offer

  • We've always been proud to reward employees by offering a number of benefits such as Pensions and Protection, Performance and role-related benefits, Lifestyle and Wellbeing 
  • Our People Promise is something we live up to every day. We know we can rely on you, and you can expect plenty from us in return.
  • Glassdoor have again ranked as among the best places to work in the UK 


Our culture is welcoming, friendly, flexible and we aim to make you always feel included. We are an equal opportunities employer which means we believe in embracing difference as it makes us collectively stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.


We also welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break or those who are transitioning from different sectors. To support this we are always open to discussing flexible working to give you the freedom to be your best. It’s what makes Royal London a great place to work.


The first pillar of our People Promise is designed to make sure you 'work somewhere inclusive'. We want to live up to this promise; it’s good for our people and good for our customers too, because our workforce should reflect our communities.