Head of Cyber Detection and Response

UK - London - Fenchurch Street - 1st Floor

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Head of Cyber Detection and Response

Salary: National - £100,000 – £115,000, London - £130,000

Our Group CISO team is currently seeking a Head of Cyber Detection and Response to join their innovative and forward-thinking team! The role can be based in London, Bristol, York or Norwich, however travel to other Aviva offices will be required.

At Aviva, we rely on our group cyber security operation team to keep our customers and employees safe, therefore we need you to provide leadership and continuous improvements for us across our cyber detection and response capability. We are counting on you to lead and manage the detection and response team to detect and respond to cyber threats and incidents across Aviva. You will be responsible for managing a security operations team providing 24/7 security monitoring of the Aviva technology estate.

A bit about the job:

As the Head of Cyber Detection and Response, you will also develop on and lead the group centre of excellence for cyber detection and response along with planning, prioritising and conducting cost analysis for future technical services and tooling to deliver the group security strategy and roadmap.

Responsibilities in the role:

  • Lead cyber incident detection and response. Lead security recovery events, with IT colleagues (and often vendors) until services are recovered and secure

  • Maintain and grow the engagement model with IT delivery and architecture teams to integrate cyber security operations into BAU and change activities, ensuring that security continues to be built into Aviva systems, infrastructure and culture

  • Analyse and interpret complex technical information to identify patterns and trends, root cause, relationships and causal links

  • Manage operational security services delivered to Aviva by 3rd party suppliers

  • Mentor and coach more junior colleagues and provide support to peers within CISO and IT

Skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • Strong knowledge of defensive and detective tooling both on premise and in the cloud

  • Experience with leading multiple complex activities simultaneously to short timescales

  • Experience leading a team in a 24/7 environment

  • Strong knowledge of operational security management across multiple platform environments

  • Experience with building relationship and engaging with all levels of management and communicating complex technical issues to a range of audiences

What you’ll get for this role: 

Our purpose - with you today, for a better tomorrow – is a promise we make to our colleagues too.  And one of the ways we live up to that promise is by investing in you.  We have so much to offer when it comes to being an Aviva colleague.  

  • National salary between £100,000 – £115,000, London salary - £130,000, depending on location, skills, experience, and qualifications,

  • Bonus opportunity - 25% of annual salary actual amount depends on your performance and Aviva’s. 

  • Generous pension scheme - Aviva will contribute up to 14%, depending on what you put in. 

  • 29 days holiday plus bank holidays, and you can choose to buy or sell up to 5 days 

  • Make your money go further - Up to 40% discount on Aviva products, and other retailer discounts 

  • Up to £1,200 of free Aviva shares per year through our Matching Share Plan and share in the success of Aviva with our Save As You Earn scheme 

  • Brilliantly supportive policies including parental and carer’s leave  

  • Flexible benefits to suit you, including sustainability options such as cycle to work  

  • Make a difference, be part of our Aviva Communities and use your 3 paid volunteering days to help others 

  • We take your wellbeing seriously with lots of support and tools 

Take a look to learn more.  Put a salary into this calculator to see what your total Aviva Reward could be. 

Aviva is for everyone: 

We’re inclusive and welcome everyone – we want applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. 

Excited but not sure you tick every box? Research tells us that women, particularly, feel this way.  So, regardless of gender, why not apply. And if you’re in a job share just apply as a pair. 

We flex locations, hours and working patterns to suit our customers, business, and you. Most of our people are smart working –spending around 50% of their time in our offices every week - combining the benefits of flexibility, with time together with colleagues. 

To find out more about working at Aviva take a look here 

We interview every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you’ve applied, please send us an email stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll interview you. 

We’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Guv Johal a call on 0750 008 7919 or send an email to Guv.Johal@aviva.com.

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Tags: CISO Cloud Monitoring Security strategy Strategy

Perks/benefits: Career development Equity Flex hours Flex vacation Parental leave Salary bonus Team events

Region: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
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Category: Leadership Jobs

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