Security Operations and Incident Response Manager

Security Operations and Incident Response Manager

Pinsent Masons
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Security Operations and Incident Response Manager

Role Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a Security Operations and Incident Response Manager to join our Information Security team in any of our UK offices, with Birmingham being the preferred location.

The successful candidate will act as the “eyes and ears” of the Information Security team, primarily focussing on:

  • ensuring we can respond, effectively and efficiently to Cyber threats
  • conducting internal Cyber and DLP (Data Loss Prevention) investigations
  • operational management of our outsourced MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider)
  • management and investigation of cyber related forensic activities.
  • Managing a team of two to ‘hunt’ for compromise across the network.

Candidate overview

If you have a passion for all aspects of security (both technical and non-technical) and a willingness to commit to further study to keep pace with the latest threat concepts and techniques in the Cyber and INFOSEC space, we’d love to speak to you. Specifically, we are looking for:

  • Significant experience of working in operational security teams / environments for a major organization / MSSP
  • Demonstrable experience of managing teams  
  • Solid understanding of security principles and technologies
  • In-depth knowledge of security concepts such as cyber-attacks and techniques, threat vectors, risk management, incident management etc.
  • Experience in threat and compliance management
  • Knowledge of tactics & techniques used by threat actors eg MITRE ATT&CK framework
  • Knowledge of various IT services, components and technologies including but not limited to Windows, Firewalls, Endpoint security provisions, IDS/IPS, email principles and security enhancements, Web Proxy, SIEM etc.
  • Experience in performing vendor engagement and management
  • Ability to handle high pressure situations with key stakeholders
  • Experience of leading technical security issues to resolution, incident response co-ordination
  • Ability to interpret system / device logs and events, identify patterns of behaviour and indicators of compromise (IOC’s)
  • Familiarity with MS Azure / O365 security toolsets

What can we offer you?

  • Agile working i.e. the opportunity to work from home, subject to diary commitments;
  • 25 days' annual leave entitlement and the opportunity to purchase or roll over 5 days;
  • The ability to claim up to 5 days towards parental or caring responsibilities;
  • Contributory pension of up to 5%;
  • Private healthcare;
  • Death in service cover (4 x base salary);
  • Eligibility to apply for an interest free season ticket loan, an interest free gym membership loan and/or an interest free rental deposit loan;
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • We envisage this role being full time, however, we are open to considering flexible working arrangements.

For any queries or for a copy of the full job description, please contact our in-house recruiter, Sim Dhonsi. Please note we only accept CVs that are logged on the Recruitment portal.

At Pinsent Masons we value diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a better workplace where all our talent can succeed and feel like they belong. We want to attract, retain and develop people at all levels and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates whatever your ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/ long term condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate.

About our culture:
Champion change, promote progress and enable everyone, to make business work better for people.

Our purpose informs everything we do. In combination with our code and values it gives us a clear direction for how we can make business work better for people ‑ for you, our colleagues, our clients and the wider community.

How flexible working works with us:
As part of the firm's HR strategy we are committed to being supportive about flexible working patterns and consider it important that we allow all individuals the opportunity to take advantage of flexible working should they wish to and if the firm can accommodate it. At application stage our recruitment team are happy to discuss what flexibility is required and will always have open and honest conversations with the hiring team to agree what works for you and the business.

We are a truly agile firm and believe work is something we do and not somewhere we go. Agile workers may work from any location – including but not necessarily from home. They may also break up their working day to enable them to take time out for caring, family or other interests and responsibilities, before completing their work outside traditional, 'core' office hours.

In 2021 we introduced a Carers Policy to help support individuals in the business with significant caring responsibilities, allowing up to five days paid carers leave per year on top of the standard holiday allowance.

How we support parents:
- Flexible working policy
- Agile working policy
- Carers Leave policy
- At senior support level, you are entitled to private healthcare for you and your immediate family
- Employee Assistance Programme provides lots of useful information on looking after your health and wellbeing of you and your family
- Access to a savings platform to get discounts and offers from some of the UK's most popular retailers and attractions.
- Family Matters support network
- Maternity/ Paternity leave
- Global Family Leave (new in 2022) offering new parents – whether expecting or adopting – 16 weeks of paid leave up
to the child’s first birthday, for parents of any gender, regardless of where you are based.

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