Type:
Permanent employment
Location:
Amsterdam
Education:
Bachelor (EQF 6), Doctorate/PhD (EQF 8), Master (EQF 7)
Published:
22/12/2021
Status:
Open
Apply before:
28/02/2022
Hours p/wk:
40
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Description:

Operational Technology is all around us. All the products we buy, the food we consume, the energy we use, we all depend on it. In all these sectors, some of them are known as critical infrastructure, critical processes are managed through operational technology (OT) andinformation technology (IT) systems. Digital security of these systems is of increasing importance, as more and more OT systems are connected and controlled through IT systems. Moreover, cybercrime is growing: also in the world of critical infrastructure and last but not least nation-states using cyberattacks for espionage or even to sabotage critical infrastructure.

 

Secura provides a broad range of services to assess, improve and verify the cyber resilience of our clients. We know that cyber-security within the industrial sector must be treated differently and understand the challenges that exist in both the IT and OT networks. To optimally serve our industrial customers we concentrated all our related expertise, knowledge, and experience in our Industrial market group. We are active in a variety of sectors: Energy & Utilities, Oil & Gas, Chemical Industry, Infra & Water, Food Production and Automotive. From a technical standpoint, we cover the security for both the IT and OT infrastructure. For IT this includes all on-premises and cloud systems and applications. For OT this includes all PLCs, SCADA systems, DCS controllers, Safety systems, HMI’s, and industrial applications. As we can cover both from the same team, we are able to focus on the interactions, dependencies, and security permitters between IT and OT. We also provide a complete and holistic approach and look beyond just the technology, we, therefore, include the effect of people (awareness, knowledge, behavior) and (security) processes.

 

We offer multiple services that are tailored to the industrial sector and its specific requirements. First our advisory services, for example, gap-analysis or risk assessments based on IEC 62443, IT & OT Site assessments, Threat modeling, a NIS compliance check, and a security maturity review. All these services are designed to support our customers to identify risks and improve their security resilience, no matter their current security maturity state. We also offer offensive services in the form of penetration tests and Red Teaming assignments, both in IT and OT environments. With these services, we help our customers to validate their current security countermeasures, test their defensive capabilities, and discover possible unknown vulnerabilities. On top of these services, we also provide specific OT security training, offer a comprehensive IT/OT security awareness & behavior program, and perform OT security research. One notable example is the recent release of OTCAD, an Operational Technology Cyber Attack Database, that consists of a mapping between known OT-related cyber-attacks and MITRE’s ATT&CK framework for ICS.

 

Our clients rely on their IT and OT infrastructure to deliver their business processes safely and reliably while at the same time managing the great challenge of their cyber security risks. For all these challenges they can rely on Secura and our security services.

 

Can we rely on you to support us to deliver these services?

As a Senior Business Consultant IT/OT Security you will be involved in security assessment projects for various industries. This job is focusing on the expansion of Secura in various industry domains in The Netherlands and internationally. Technical security assessments is our core business since 2000. Since 2017 we are expanded internationally and in specific industries. Your role will be essential within this development. 


As a Senior Consultant OT Security, you will:

  • Perform advisory services on client SCADA/ICS/OT infrastructure for small to large-sized projects. This will include, security risk assessments based on IEC 62443 and QAROT, gap analysis, compliance checks, and security maturity reviews.
  • Provide support in security design and security architecture of industrial networks.
  • Assist customers in establishing or extending their SCADA/ICS/OT security program.
  • Assist customers with secure digital transformation and Industry 4.0 initiatives.
  • Interpret security vulnerabilities, risks, policies, and procedures in relation to the operational business impact.
  • Manage and execute assessments based on recognized frameworks or specific frameworks developed by Secura.
  • Promote and use relevant services by Secura that has added value for the customer.
  • Support our sales with your technical expertise.
  • Coaching junior and medior consultants on knowledge development and service offering.
  • Actively contribute to knowledge and service offering development.


You have:

  • A completed BSc/MSc/Ph.D. degree.
  • Practical security experience within industrial networks and industrial devices like PLC, DCS, Safety systems, and SCADA.
  • Experience with industrial communication protocols, like Modbus, IEC104, and vendor-specific protocols.
  • Experience with conducting risk analyzes and assessing risk management processes. 
  • Good advisory skills and are able to communicate technical concepts and assessment results in simple terms both verbally and in written reports.
  • Knowledge of IEC 62443, MITRE ATT@CK for ICS, NIST CSF, and NIST SP 800-82.
  • Preferable a GISCP and/or IEC 62443 certification.
  • Good communication skills (written and oral) in English and preferably Dutch.
  • Interest and ability to write interesting whitepapers and publications.
  • A supportive, proactive, and positive personality and you know how to attract and engage both customers and colleagues.
  • Not a 9 to 5 mentality and traveling to customers, including accommodation, is no problem for you.


What can we offer you?

As Secura is a growing organization, with big ambitions, we can offer you a chance to grow along with us, both personally and professionally. Our team exists mainly of young professionals, who have a great passion for their profession and love to transfer their knowledge. The informal atmosphere allows people to be themselves and have fun at work. Overall, Secura is a great place to further develop your knowledge and expand your field of expertise.

 

We have a diverse client base in the industry, finance, public, critical infra, where defending the IT systems is of utmost importance. We reward good performance and our salaries are therefore based on the knowledge, experience, and passion you bring to Secura. Secondary employment conditions are what you would expect from a progressive company and include 28 days of holidays (based on full-time employment) the possibility to purchase additional holiday days, flexible home working hours, and a bonus scheme.


Are you the Senior Business Consultant IT/OT Security we are looking for?

We would like to receive your CV and motivation letter by mail via jobs@secura.com. Do you have questions? Contact one of our Corporate Recruiters by telephone +31 (0)88 888 3100 or email jobs@secura.com.