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Security Compliance Analyst
This analyst role within the IT
department will be responsible for ensuring that the firm maintains
client compliance requirements with security standards. Working within
the security team and also with the technical support teams as well to
gather and prepare evidence for client audits
What will you do:
Work with CISO and the IT Security team to gain a detailed
understanding of the firm's security and infrastructure design;
capture and maintain a security audit log.
Support the CISO with client development opportunities with
internal response to the firms Marketing & Business Development
and Compliance & Risk Teams.
Prepare and collate evidence to propose as required from cyber
Ensure client responses fit to Simmons & Simmons requirements.
Support the CISO with IT Security training across the firm.
Delivery of and reporting on the status of all IT audit recommendations
Developing the security and compliance strategy
Assist with the development of control frameworks to meet business
and regulatory requirements
Manage 3rd party supplier security arrangements and monitor their
compliance to security standards
Establish current security baseline and 3 year rolling business plan
Successful design and management of security compliance
programmes Proven portfolio within security compliance
Working with all of the IT department to understand and produce
Working with IT Technical Support during the design and, build
phases to ensure that appropriate technical designs exist for future presentation.
Deliver security advice/training to the firm in the absence of the CISO.
Be able to gather information from security tooling.
Be able to gather configurations from the firms existing cloud
native security tools, e.g. Azure Security Centre, SQL Server
Advanced Data Security, and Azure Sentinel.
What we are looking for:
Able to work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team.
Track record of meeting client demands for external response to audits.
Able to work with user groups to build requirements and actions to
respond efficiently to demands.
Understanding of IT applications including cloud architecture,
with specific reference to Microsoft products.
Effective at building and sustaining relationships across all
levels the firm's IT Department.
Credible in relaying detailed information to a non-expert audience
Experience in acting as a point of reference to the Head of IT
Security, confident in working and negotiating with technical
experts to ensure the technical security responses are appropriate.
Here at Simmons & Simmons:
We believe our people define us. Our
working environment is genuinely collegiate with a supportive
atmosphere and team ethos - we have a reputation for being a friendly
culture which we are very proud of. An inclusive and diverse culture,
our innovative approach and being truly international are just a few
more things that make us, us.
Competitive Offer Package including bonus's dependant on
role/level, private medical insurance & pension contribution to
name a few.
Dress 'for your day' Code.
Hybrid working approach of 2 days a week required in the office
with flexibility dependant on role/team/client demands.
A wide range of international offices including: Hong Kong; Dubai;
Tokyo; Dublin; Milan; Bristol; Madrid; Singapore.
All offices have their own artwork collections - with a Damien
Hurst and a Tracey Emin in the London office. We have a long
standing history in supporting the art community especially up and
The creation of Simmons & Simmons Solutions - bringing
together the best legal advice from our established legal teams with
non-traditional capabilities that enhance, expand and differentiate
the Simmons offering.
We were ranked as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women and Top 30
Employer for Working Families in 2020.
We have Social and Sport Committees contributing to Xmas &
Summer parties, end of month drinks and various sporting events.
We also have a range of Diversity Network Groups including LGBT+,
Emerge (Race & Ethnicity) and The Number One Club (Women's
network) who have organised various talks and events firmwide.
If you are interested in finding out more about this position then
please contact the Recruitment Team with any questions. To apply for
the role please click on the link at the bottom of the page/visit
the career pages on our website, where there is also a detailed job description.