Senior Technical Advisor

Posted 22 May 2024
LocationUnited Kingdom
Job type Permanent
Discipline Cyber Defence

Job description

Trident have partnered with a leading UK telecoms organisation in search of a Senior Technical Advisor.

You will be responding to and assessing telecoms and digital infrastructure company responses to security and resilience incidents that occur in their infrastructure which are reported. Ensuring enough information is present to deliver a sound security risk assessment.
  • Support the roll out, management and monitoring of a programme promoting the adoption of the new legislation underpinning the TSR.
  • Provide annual report to the SOS for DCMS.
  • Development and drafting a “code of Practise”, compliance guidance, and requesting evidence to support CP assessment including carrying out and/or managing compliance assessments against that “code”.
  • Work with the investigations teams to provide technical support in relation to any enforcement activity.
  • Align with industry stakeholders, Government, and other relevant agencies to ensure policy goals are aligned and effectively coordinated.
Essential Skills/ Experience:
  • Conducting security assurance assessments and audits and managing remediation plans, within a Communications Provider (mobile, fixed, internet).
  • Awareness of the types of threat actors that would target regulated sector and the cyber security threats they present.
  • Evaluating technical vulnerabilities and identifying reasonable and appropriate control measures Knowledge of vendor risk assessment and evaluation.
  • Experienced in fixed and mobile signalling (GSM through to 5G) and virtualisation from a telecom’s perspective.
  • Strong understanding across all cyber security risk management domains (strategy; governance and risk management; protection, detection, response, recovery and resumption of services; situational awareness; testing).
  • Knowledge of fixed and mobile architectures, standards and GSMA deployment guidance.
  • Experience in practical application of best practice as it pertains to the technology under review.
  • Awareness and understanding of current and emerging telecoms technologies, including via: ongoing training, industry liaison and identifying, commissioning and managing specific external technical research projects
  • Good understanding of human and physical security aspects of telecoms security, particularly where they form part of the threat, or mitigation.
  • Written and oral communication skills including clear and effective presentation to both internal and external audiences.
Desirable Skills/ Experience
  • Managing and monitoring security assurance programmes.
  • Project management including developing and delivering against plans, managing risks and issues along the way.
Experience and understanding of some of these technical areas:
  • Supply chain management and vendor contractual arrangements.
  • Third party or managed services access and security
  • Sound understanding of network separation and high assurance systems management.
  • User identity management
  • Asset management
  • Auditing and testing
If you have experience and knowledge from a telecom’s provider or a vendor in any of the following, then we would particularly welcome your application:
  • Virtualisation of telecoms network functions
  • Implementation of telecoms network functions or business systems within public cloud environments
  • Telecoms signalling systems and monitoring/defensive arrangements.
  • Management of cryptographic material in telecoms networks including key derivation, management, revocation, distributions, and hardware roots of trusts. Not limited to sim/esim
  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment.
  • Worked in a communications provider or a technology-based consultancy for several years.