Security Incident Response Manager

Security Incident Response Manager
Dublin Permanent Hybrid €95,000 Ref: 21674

Job Description

Security Incident Response Manager
Our Dublin-based client is seeking a Security Incident Response Manager to join their Security Services Team

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop and Maintain Incident Response Plans:
    • Continuously develop and maintain incident response plans outlining procedures and protocols for cybersecurity incidents.
    • Identify potential threats, assess risks, and define the roles and responsibilities of the incident response team.
  • Conduct Incident Response Exercises:
    • Regularly conduct incident response exercises across organizational structures to test the effectiveness of response plans.
    • Coordinate with stakeholders, conduct tabletop exercises and simulations, and analyse results to improve response strategies.
  • Manage Cybersecurity Incidents:
    • Act as the primary incident response manager during major cybersecurity incidents.
    • Coordinate with the incident response team to contain incidents, mitigate damage, and restore operations.
    • Work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective incident management.
  • Manage Cybersecurity Events:
    • Serve as the primary liaison with the client’s third-party SOC for all cybersecurity events.
    • Identify events that need escalation to incidents and manage them until closure.
  • Improve Incident Response Capabilities:
    • Continuously monitor and enhance incident response capabilities by staying updated with emerging threats, technologies, and best practices.
    • Conduct research, attend conferences, and collaborate with other cybersecurity professionals.
  • Support Security Services Function:
    • Assist and support the wider Technology & Security Service function within the company as a cybersecurity subject matter expert.

Work Relationships

  • Reporting to: Security Services Manager.
  • Internal:
    • Constituent sections of IT&T including Technology Development, Managed Services, Service Delivery, and Security Services.
    • The wider IT&T team and Business teams.
  • Within Operating Companies:
    • IT Managers and Business teams.
  • External:
    • Third-party Suppliers & Vendors.

Experience and Competencies

  • Experience leading an Incident Response function within a large organization.
  • Strong understanding of IT security risks, security processes, and services.
  • Familiarity with the NIST framework.
  • Ability to deliver service under high demand/pressure circumstances.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly to business and IT users.
  • Strong reporting, documentation, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or a related field.
  • Experience working with third-party vendors, including MSP & SOC.
  • 5+ years of experience in cybersecurity or incident response.
  • Strong technical background in cybersecurity, including experience with intrusion detection, malware analysis, and vulnerability assessment.
  • Experience developing and implementing incident response plans.
  • Excellent communication, project management, and leadership skills.
  • Relevant certifications such as CISSP, CISM, or GIAC is highly desired.
  • ITIL certification is desirable.

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