Information Security Analyst Apprentice

Pearson Education Holdings Limited
£30,000.00 annual salary
05 Jun 2017
30 Jun 2017
Role Type
Start Date
Reporting to the Core UK Information Security Officer and Security Assurance Director, the Information Security Assurance Analyst (ISAA) coordinates security assurance activities with project managers, technology-focused analysts, engineers and administrators in the IT organisation.

  • Initiate project triages and establish key security requirements for each IT Project.
  • Security liaison with the business on various projects.
  • Support projects to comply with information security controls through the project delivery life-cycle.
  • Assist resource owners and IT staff in understanding and responding to security requirements and controls.
  • Work as a liaison with vendors and the legal and purchasing departments to establish mutually acceptable contracts and service-level agreements in delivery of projects.
  • Consult with IT and security staff to ensure that security is factored into the evaluation, selection, installation and configuration of hardware, applications and software.
  • Recommend and coordinate the implementation of technical controls to support and enforce defined security policies.
  • Develop a strong working relationship with the security engineering team to develop and implement controls and configurations aligned with security policies and legal, regulatory and audit requirements.
  • Support Regional Information Security Officers in producing Regional Security Performance reporting and KPIs tracking, e.g. security vulnerability reporting, tracking and closure.
  • As directed lead small remediation projects with global product and technology teams.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
  • Self starter with fixation on the Customer experience (External
    and Internal) of Information Security and Risk Management.
  • Hands-on experience in understanding, developing and communicating security policy, risk and control requirements to products and project teams.
  • Strong analytical skills to analyze security requirements and relate them to appropriate security controls.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with experience of working with all levels of the business, often remotely via video conferencing.
  • The ability to interact with Pearson's personnel, build strong relationships at all levels and across all business units and organizations, and understand business imperatives.
Personal qualities
  • Loyal
  • Committed
  • Hard working
  • Enthusiastic
  • Team player
  • Good time keeping
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Positive attitude
Qualifications required

Grades A - C in GCSE English and Maths or equivalent.

Future prospects Pearson are always keen to develop their staff and have many opportunities to progress within the company.

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