Professions

Acumin place candidates across an extensive range of profiles and disciplines relating to the cyber security industry.

Below are the main categories we recruit for and some example roles that we frequently place on behalf of our established network of clients.

Security & Risk Management

Security and Risk management reflects a broad range of skills and necessities in terms of management for an organisation.

For those working at a strategic level, individuals working in security and risk management will set the processes for what best practice looks like for a company.

Aside from setting strategies, common Security and Risk management roles relate to practitioner based role requirements – developing information security management systems (ISMS) through the creation and implementation of security policies and procedures. As part of this provision, they set the criteria that technical controls will follow, and are effectively the formalisation of requirements that technical security controls will serve to meet.

Often in environments where compliance is not a direct concern, security and risk management professionals will develop an internal standard for compliance, or will take a risk-based approach that allows them to ascertain effective levels of cyber security whilst still acting as an enablement function.

Acumin place candidates in roles including Information Security Officer, Information Security Manager, Information Risk Manager, Security Awareness Manager, and Information Security Analysts.

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Technical Security

Technical security roles relate to the day to day management of the software and hardware based controls that reinforce an organisation’s information security management system (ISMS).

The most senior roles include security architects who work to develop HLDs (high level designs) and LLDs (Low level designs) that meet the organisations technology solution requirements.

Technical consultants and security engineers contribute to the implementation and management of these designs, testing devices to ensure they meet the specified cyber security and information risk management requirements.

Technical roles are pinned to the day to day operations of the business, as well as decreasing information security related risk to the organisation long term.

Typical roles include Security Architects, Security Engineers, Security Administrators and Technical Security Consultants.

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Executive Management

If you are looking for your next career change at the top level of an organisation, then Acumin has a service designed especially for professionals at your level.

Executive Managers roles represent the strategic leadership of an organisation. Taking on that amount of responsibility requires a delicate balance in personality type, experience and vision.

Within the cyber security industry these roles present themselves as Practise Leads and Partners in consultancies and SI consultancies, and the MD or CEO within Vendor organisations. Within the end user space CISO’s are most commonly found on the Board for a company and are responsible for heading up their organisations approach to cyber security.

Acumin work with global organisations to place executive management roles on a routine basis including, Lead Security Architects, CISO’s, Sales Directors, SVP's and MD's.



Regulatory

If you are looking for your next career move in regulation then you will typically be experienced and interested in the regulatory aspects of cyber security and information risk.

Able to look at the bigger picture and drill down into detail, regulatory professionals are responsible for the governance and compliance within an organisation, ensuring the company is meeting cyber security and information risk standards.

Tracking and assessing the effectiveness of security controls means a company can be accountable in their approach to cyber security and information risk. Furthermore, it means that they are able to identify where the execution of their security strategy has met expectations or where it has fallen short, and so remedial actions can be taken.

Common regulatory roles include Governance and Compliance Manager, Information Security Assurance Manager, Accreditor, ISO27001 Auditor, PCI-QSA, and Data Protection Manager.

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Corporate Security

Working in corporate security is a critical role in providing the strategies of incident response and threat intelligence and mitigation.

To be successful, you have to be at the top of your game in terms of knowledge. Acumin work closely with our security candidates to find the right environment and technical expectations that is right for them.



Detection/Investigation

Detection and Investigation careers are focussed on the detection, management and triaging of security incidents and act as a first line of defence in terms of identifying and stopping actual cyber attacks.

Real-time monitoring underpinned by a strong contextual understanding or organisational and behavioural norms, allows for an accurate and timely approach to incident management.

Acumin recruit for Roles including Security Operations Analyst, SOC Manager and Digital Forensics Investigators

If you are looking for your next career move in an environment focussed on incident detection and prevention, as well as strategic management of cyber security solutions then view our current availabilities below:

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Intelligence

If you are looking for your next career move in Intelligence you likely have impressive skills in analytics and data handling.

Working in cyber security intelligence gives you the ability to influence your organisation from successfully identifying trends, anomalies and removal of false positives.

Successful Intelligence professionals are successfully able to use big data tools and machine learning to become increasingly aware of the threats acting in their organisation and market environment.

Using this information effectively allows for improved defences and a proactive approach to security incident detection and handling, and an increased accuracy of detection through refined configuration.

Deep analysis of real world Cyber security intelligence is paramount for a responsive approach to threat and risk management. Intelligence professionals need to be able to provide deep analysis of real-world data that results in improved threat detection, security process improvement, hardening, and delivers effective threat and vulnerability management.

Typical roles on offer: Threat & Vulnerability Managers, Security Data Scientists and Penetration Testers

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Digital Forensics

If you are looking for your next opportunity in digital forensics then you should consider Acumin to represent you. Our network of contacts sprawls continents, and we understand how to sell your skill set.

If you have a background in law enforcement, or have great evidence-gathering skills and technical ability then Acumin can help you reach the next stage of your career path in Digital Forensics.



Sales & Marketing

If you are looking for your next career move, a Sales and Marketing role would be an ideal fit if you are creative, analytical and a good communicator. Sales and Marketing represent the frontline of your organisation and are responsible for creating value from the products and services available.

The right sales and marketing team are able to increase profits and brand authority in the market through successful positioning and lead generation.

Sales and marketing teams represent the commercial arm of a vendor or SI consultancy and work to build granular strategies that can meet broader business objectives.

Typical roles within sales and marketing in the cyber security industry are in support to sales or in direct or channel sales themselves. Typical roles include Channel managers, business development managers, marketing managers, sales operations, and inside sales.

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Sales Engineering

Cyber Security Vendors rely on the communication of the technical aspects of their product or service to be easily digestible to the end consumer. Professionals in this area are critical in providing front end sales support and expert guidance that is paid forward to the vendor’s customer base.

Typical career paths include Sales Engineers, Pre-Sales consultants, Technical Sales and Product Managers. Successful professionals are able to work with both prospects and clients to scope the solution and then feedback into design to ensure that it fulfils a need within the market.

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