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Digital Security Specialist

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Digital & PR, Technology

  • Job type:

    Full-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary

  • Contact:

    Jenny Dao

  • Contact email:

    jenny.dao@aviva.com

  • Job ref:

    R-52370

  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-09-24

  • Client:

    Aviva

Aviva’s strategy is ‘Digital First’ which involves transforming our business to become a major online financial services organisation operating with a FinTech mind-set to keep Aviva ahead of the market by delivering the greatest value direct to our customers through the provision of exemplary online services.

 

To drive this transformation:

  • Digital business units have been established, starting in the UK and Singapore, to focus on digital/online sales and support direct to customers
  • A global Digital CIO organisation has been created to provide Aviva Group business units a consistent set of online services on a ‘build once, use many’ principle

 

The Team

The Digital CISO team are tasked with securing these services wherever they might be deployed. This role encompasses product security architecture to ensure applications and customer data is secure, that hosting is secure and services monitored and that the Digital business units operate in a secure manner and meet all regulatory, legal and Aviva Group security standards.

This role is part of the Digital Market Information Security Team and is focused on providing CISO functions to the Digital Business Units. 

 

The ideal candidate

This role is at the cutting edge of digital transformation and protection and responsible for the data security and risk management within a Digital Business Unit (DBU).  The role participates in security and risk management work performed on behalf of the DBU including:

  • Assisting in delivering Aviva’s Global Digital CIO security strategy, policy & standards so customer and Group data managed by Digital services is protected from theft and misuse.
  • Championing the adoption of secure working practices within the DBU
  • Give guidance and consultancy to DBU innovation projects and BAU projects including Digital CIO.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Investigating technical security issues and developing appropriate solutions
  • Reviewing project and change progress to ensure security solutions are delivered on time
  • Assisting projects in scoping and developing solutions to meet mandatory security controls
  • Helping projects complete project Risk Assessments
  • Required to make complex risk-based decisions within area of specialism
  • Role holder will be required to deliver continuous improvement to existing processes
  • Responsible (as part of the Digital CISO team) in driving a security culture across Aviva globally
  • Expected to maintain strong links to other markets across Aviva to embed global business standards, share learning and  best practice
  • Works with business teams and other technical experts
  • Influence more senior colleagues across Aviva on area of specialism
  • Builds effective external relationships, and uses industry awareness for the benefit of Aviva

 

Skills & Experience required

  • Good understanding of Internet and web protocols and client/server interactions
  • Knowledge/understanding of tiered application structures, separation and application zoning
  • Good understanding of data and information security and the implications of the Data Protection Act and other legislation
  • Encryption and data handling technologies
  • Firewalls, proxies, NIDS/IPS/HIDS, network zoning, physical and virtual device hardening
  • Experience of virtual environments and security within virtual environments including Atomic Host and use of Containers
  • Cloud infrastructures, configuration and management
  • Understanding of Dev/Ops operating models
  • Team working and ability to work as a member of multiple virtual teams

 

Desirable skills/Experience

  • Experience working in a regulated business
  • Understanding of application security concepts including session management and single sign-on
  • Encryption and data handling technologies
  • Web application vulnerabilities and application penetration testing
  • Understanding of web application firewalls (WAF)
  • Understanding of DDoS mitigation strategies

 

Additional Information

What will you get for this role?

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • Minimum holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 30% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

 

Additional Information

What will you get for this role?

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • Minimum holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Up to 30% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

 

We’re here to free people from the fear of uncertainty. Our insurance, savings and investment products help some 31 million customers enjoy life today, knowing that tomorrow is covered. And we definitely know how to look after our own people. If you love doing a great job to improve things for customers, you’ll be at home here. Help us build a future to be proud of and get ready to fulfil your potential with Aviva. 

 

‘Bring to Aviva what makes you different and we’ll support you to do the best work of your life. We encourage applications from everyone who wants to help us achieve our purpose of helping our customers to Defy Uncertainty’

 

One of Aviva’s core values is Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.

 

We prefer all applications to be submitted online, however if you require an alternative method of applying please contact Jenny Dao in the Resourcing team on jenny.dao@aviva.com

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.