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Information Security Threat Management Specialist

Chester, United Kingdom

Job Description:

Job Title: Information Security Threat Management Specialist

LOB: Global Information Security

Corporate Title: Up to Assistant Vice President

Location: Chester

One of the world’s leading financial institutions, we have 57 million customers ranging from individuals to businesses to governments and we are committed to growing responsibly. We’ve been building meaningful connections in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for 90 years, and you’ll find our 200,000-strong workforce in more than 35 countries worldwide.

Business Unit overview 

Here in our Chester office we have a great opportunity for a talented individual to join our Cyber Defence team.

The Global Information Security - Cyber Defence team is a true global operations shop with leading edge tools, processes, and people. This role will be responsible for analyzing and escalating email and internet monitoring security events within a defined business SLA. The role requires someone who will be proactive in furthering the control’s maturity. The candidate should possess a high degree of intellectual curiosity and have a great desire to find and mitigate risks. The candidate will gain experience of operating in a technically complex, fast changing and dynamic environment. Bank of America GIS encourages career mobility and this role provides the opportunity to be part of a team where development and advancement is actively supported.

Candidates will need to enrol in Associate Investment Monitoring due to the nature of the role and access.

This role will require you to work weekends. Your working week will run from Thursday - Monday, 9-5pm


  • Carrying out weekend analysis of Information Defence (ID) high risk controls
  • Working in tandem with the Cyber Security teams to support their initiatives and achieve Global Information Security (GIS) goals
  • Subject to or participate in peer review process to ensure high QA results
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and possible optimization/automation solutions
  • Identify and escalate potential policy gaps and enhancements that adapt to changing risk postures
  • Willingness to actively participate in team discussions and knowledge-sharing
  • By analyzing events/metrics and escalation data, identify patterns and trends on high risk controls and suggest, develop and implement enhancements to reduce risk

Core skills

  • Experience in information security and/or related technology field
  • Broad knowledge of information security technologies, techniques, and processes
  • Understanding of industry leading Data Loss Prevention technologies
  • Experience identifying threats, vulnerabilities, and exploitations
  • Demonstrates a problem-solving mindset with intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and proactive solutions
  • Good communication, both written and verbal, with the ability to present control topics to a broad audience
  • Self-starter with an ability to navigate and collaborate effectively within a geographically complex and dispersed global corporation
  • Experience detecting Insider Threats and placing controls within an organization to protect against these threats
  • Certifications - Security+, Network+, CEH, CISSP, CySA+, CISA, CCNA, CCNP
  • Basic understanding of networking systems, security vulnerabilities, exploits and attacks
  • Good understanding of how SMTP, TCP/IP, HTTP networks function
  • Symantec/Proof Point, Splunk experience

We offer a competitive Salary and Benefits package.

Learn more about our benefits here.

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

For more information on our commitment to ESG, visit

We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.

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Check out the Chester office

Located on the River Dee near the Welsh border, we enjoy working in historic Cheshire, surrounded by beautiful green landscape and cultural institutions like the Chester Zoo and Storyhouse.

Three co-workers outdoors at the Chester, UK office
A street in downtown Chester
A river with boats

Street Address

Primary Location:
Herons Way, Chester, CH4 9FE