IT Security Analyst

Location: Millbrook, Bedfordshire
Shift Pattern:  
Job Reference: IT SECA 1

Job Summary

Reporting to – IT Manager

We are seeking an IT Professional to work in a small and busy IT team. We require a person with a broad IT knowledgebase but with a heavily biased security skillset. The company holds the ISO 270001 accreditation and Cyber Essentials Plus certification and so needs to maintain a high standard of information security. It will be your main responsibility to make sure we always meet these standards as well as provide General IT support.

Role Responsibilities

  • Plan, implement and upgrade security measures and controls.
  • Protect digital files and information systems against unauthorized access, modification or destruction.
  • Maintain and monitor data integrity and security access.
  • Manage network, intrusion detection and prevention systems.
  • Analyze security breaches to determine their root cause.
  • Recommend and install appropriate tools and countermeasures.
  • Security awareness training.
  • Coordinate security plans with outside vendors and other security specialist within the Spectris community.
  • Ensure all machines are patched with the latest security patches and Anti-Virus updates.
  • General IT 2nd-line and 3rd-line support, responding to user requests raised on the help desk.
  • Some out-of-hours work will be required.
  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for Millbrook staff at all times.

Essential criteria:


  • (Preferably certified to SSCP, CompTIA Security+ , CISSP or equivalent but training will be given to the right candidate)


  • Experience of keeping data secure with firewalls, Anti-virus software, and folder level security and encryption technologies. Experience, in particular, with Sonicwall firewalls, Sophos anti-virus and EGO Secure software would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Experience with using certificates (public and private keys) for data security and encrypted data transmission.
  • Experience of working to ISO 27001 standards.
  • Experience of working in a VMWare environment.
  • Experience of working in an IT support role, supporting Microsoft Windows desktops and servers.


  • Understand the requirements for Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certification.
  • A good understanding of 2 factor authentication and experience of implementing.
  • Good working knowledge of networking including LAN/WAN/DNS/DHCP/TCPIP/VLAN
  • Proven support experience of windows desktop operating systems, in particular Windows 7 and Windows 10.
  • Good understanding of Windows Server operating systems, in particular 2008R2 and Server 2012R2 onwards
  • Patching solutions. Knowledge of WSUS would be a basic must have.
  • Understanding and proven support experience of Active Directory and Group Policies.
  • Ability to prioritise work and complete tasks to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Sonicwall Firewalls. (desirable but not essential)
  • Extreme Switches (desirable but not essential)
  • Ego Secure ((desirable but not essential))
  • ManageEngine software such as ServiceDesk and Patch Manager Plus (desirable but not essential)
  • Sophos Enterprise console (desirable but not essential)
  • 8 Man, used for managing AD. (desirable but not essential)
  • Microsoft Exchange 2016. (desirable but not essential)


  • Flexibility to travel as and when required
  • Full UK driving licence
  • SC clearance or ability to achieve this (UK national with residency in the UK for the last 5 years)
  • Willing to undergo a Criminal Disclosure check

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