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Attack Surface Reduction Analyst

NatWest Group
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Closing date
Dec 18, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Join us as an Attack Surface Reduction Analyst

  • Take on a new challenge and use your specialist knowledge to support the wider organisation in building and operating secure services that protect both colleagues and customers
  • You'll act as a subject matter expert in a security related field, making sure that the security implications of the backlog are understood in the right way, building security early into design
  • You'll be joining an exciting and fast-paced area of the bank, where you can expect great exposure both for you and your work

What you'll do

As an Attack Surface Reduction Analyst, you'll work at a domain level to understand and ensure robust security is continuously considered and incorporated at every stage, programme increment and feature team delivery throughout the development lifecycle and through to support.

You'll collaborate with feature teams and participate in story refinement, sprint planning and retrospective sessions, establishing a culture of innovation and strategic thinking that makes sure that the bank has knowledge of, and opportunities to exploit, the latest developments in your area of specialism.

You'll also be:

  • Supporting with the identification of risks, while contributing to risk management strategies to achieve business objectives and customer outcomes
  • Understanding and implementing Agile methodologies and actively contributing to finding opportunities to build security early into design
  • Making sure that decisions made are based on robust data, return on investment and value measures that demonstrate thoughtful and intelligent cost management
  • Actively contributing to your centre of excellence (CoE) specialism by cross sharing learnings and best practice with CoE and community of practice colleagues
  • Building and leveraging relationships with colleagues across the bank and third parties to ensure decisions made are commercially focused and create long term value for the organisation

The skills you'll need

To be successful in this role, you'll need knowledge of one or more security subject areas and experience of setting risk appetites. You'll also demonstrate experience of, or a willingness to learn risk management frameworks.

Additionally, you'll need:

  • Good understanding of security principles and networking with the ability to apply that knowledge in a large and complex environment
  • Strong people and stakeholder management skills
  • Knowledge of vulnerability management processes and tooling
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to effectively manage and prioritize workload
  • The ability to communicate complex technical information in a clear and concise manner

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