Cyber Security Operations Lead – Outside IR35
Venesky-Brown’s client, a public sector organisation in Edinburgh, is currently looking to recruit a Cyber Security Operations Lead for an initial 12 month contract with potential to extend on a rate of £550-600/day Outside IR35. This role will be predominantly onsite based with home working to be considered subject to attendance where needed.




– Use understanding of digital systems and attack frameworks to apply theory to practice.

– Be aware of the current cyber threat landscape and industry best practices and standards. 

– Lead on scope and health of data gathering such as event monitoring and vulnerability scanning

– Interpret threat intelligence and vulnerability data to prioritise findings

– Act as technical escalation for analyst on alerts, incidents, investigations, including hands on experience

– Carry out threat modelling and risk assessments

– Working with architects and interpreting designs to ensure SecOps handover during new service go live.

– Recommendation and implement improvements to SecOps processes and tools (e.g. automation of workloads)

– Carry out basic hands on security assessments (e.g. SSL Labs config or CSP evaluator, not full pen testing)

– Gather security KPIs and support drafting of security management reporting

– Own completion and accuracy of all security related product delivery evidence

– Security products (email filtering (including authentication protocols), AV, firewalls, WAFs, MS 365 Defender, SIEM)

– Security Testing (SAST, DAST)

– Virtualisation platforms and operating systems, including Hyper-V and Windows Server. 

– Enterprise Systems (email, PKI, AD, GP, SCCM, Azure, M365, Intune)

– Application platforms (MS Dynamics, Power Platform)

– Cloud platforms (Azure)

– Detection engineering (Log Ingestion, Rule Development, Tuning and Maintenance)



Essential Skills:


– Security and Risk assessment

– Vulnerability detection, prioritisation and reporting.

– Ability to communicate on technical issues with users and senior managers

– Recent experience in incident response

– Ability to work well in small team with internal colleagues and suppliers

– Ability to self-start, accept ownership and oversee organisation wide protective responsibilities

– Ability to share knowledge and experience with colleagues, including mentoring of analysts



Desirable Skills:


– Experience with Qualys, MS 365 Defender, Fortinet, MS Dynamics, Power Platform

– Experience with MCSE Certified or equivalent experience

– Microsoft – on-premise and cloud related engineering level certifications



If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch.

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Cyber Security Operations Lead – Outside IR35
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, Scotland
£550 - £600 per day -

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