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Senior Research Analyst – Cyber

Annual Salary: 65,000
Job REF: D1803
Published Date: 09-23-2019

Key responsibilities include:

  • Project managing the research project process from initiation to completion,
  • Conducting primary research with Members, e.g., interviews, online discussions, workshops and surveys,
  • Conducting secondary (desktop) research to clarify information security business problems and identify potential responses,
  • Synthesising and presenting complex data,
  • Engaging directly with Members and a broad range of information security and risk  management experts to develop and validate insights,
  • Synthesising research data to develop relevant and practical methodologies, processes and solutions,
  • Leading weekly or biweekly quality circle discussions with colleagues to develop insights and thought leadership,
  • Ensuring high level of engagement with Members using the online collaboration platform,
  • Reporting weekly to the project management office on the project status, budget and risks,
  • Writing high quality research reports (varying in length up to 60 pages), executive summaries and product launch materials,
  • Working with the my clients design and publications team to produce reports with compelling infographics and layout
  • Creating complementary deliverables to core reports (e.g., case studies, assessment tools),
  • Developing and delivering education and training on research topics, using webcasts, webinars and at industry events

 

As part of a collaborative delivery team, you will also be required to:

  • Peer review research outputs relating to other research projects,
  • Present at Chapter meetings (at various international cities around the globe),
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of the catalogue of research and tools products, including the Information Risk Analysis Methodology 2 (IRAM2) and the Standard of Good Practice for Information Security (SoGP),
  • Assist with account management of the Members around the world,
  • Execute other duties that support the business objectives (such as sales support).

 

About the role

This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who is a prolific reader, creative thinker, and enjoys collaboratively writing and developing thought leadership. There is occasional travel, and considerable exposure to the 400 global member organisations.

Essential requirements:

The candidate must have practical research, information technology, information security or consulting experience and demonstrate knowledge, skills and credentials in five areas.

 

  1. Quantitative and qualitative data collection and synthesis
  • Experience designing and conducting interviews, surveys and workshops to gather data
  • Strong facilitation skills, able to lead large groups to develop and challenge ideas
  • Experience analysing qualitative and quantitative data to identify key findings
  • Ability to translate research findings into practical insights and recommendations

 

  1. Structuring and writing research reports
  • Experience writing substantial reports with logical structure leading to a conclusion
  • Exceptional logical reasoning skills and ability to structure arguments based on evidence
  • Exceptional writing skills, able to present arguments in a clear and compelling manner

 

  1. Engagement with clients
  • Experience engaging with senior managers and/or executives
  • Strong verbal skills, with the ability to present complex ideas in a clear and simple way
  • Experience working with or in large complex organisations

 

  1. Project management
  • Self-starter with experience initiating projects and successfully delivering through to completion
  • Tenacious, with the ability to identify and pursue solutions through to a successful conclusion – delivering to time, cost and quality,
  • Experience identifying delivery risks and resolving issues

 

  1. Team working and collaboration
  • Capable of taking initiative to solve problems with peers
  • Experience leading delivery work in a multi-disciplinary team

 

Desirable requirements:

  • Subject matter expertise in qualitative or quantitative research methods and techniques.
    Subject matter expertise in Cyber Security (information security).
  • Knowledge of information risk management approaches (e.g., IRAM2).
  • Knowledge of information security standards (e.g., ISO 27001, ISO 27005, ITIL, NIST Cyber Security Framework, PCI DSS and the Standard of Good Practice for Information Security)
  • Operational experience in information technology (e.g., information risk assessment, information system architecture, IT security, systems development techniques, data or process modelling and threat modelling).
  • Relevant security (e.g. CISSP, CISM, ITIL) or research accreditations (e.g. PhD, MBA)