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Across the FT Group, our people are united by a mission to deliver world-class information, news and services to our global audiences. We're a digital-first organisation made up of journalists, technologists, product managers, event planners, strategists, commercial and finance experts, marketing and communications specialists - and much more. Our strength is in our employees.


Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. We'll continue to remove barriers for all, and in particular barriers facing employees from underrepresented groups.


Company & Department Context

The Financial Times (FT) is one of the world’s leading business news and information organisations. We are recognised globally for our authority, integrity and accuracy. We provide a broad range of essential services, including news, comment, data and analysis, to the growing audience of internationally minded business people. We think the Financial Times is a great place to work: we have a multi-faceted team with a remit across the organisation in several locations around the world. A team interested in breaking, building and evangelising, we are supported by strong developers as we take a data-driven approach in mitigating risk. As IT Risk and Cyber Security, we strive to make the Financial Times resilient against security threats, ensuring that we write the news, but don’t become the news.


The Role / Position Overview

The FT is looking for a Risk Analyst to join us in helping to protect the FTs infrastructure, data and people from all forms of cyber attacks. As part of the cyber security team these will be some of your daily work:

● Working with internal teams across the FT to improve the security posture of their apps and processes.

● Provide bespoke security training for FTs Editorial division. Helping protect the next big story.

● Protect the business by investigating security incidents.

● Using the data from various security telemetry tools to define future policies for the business.

● Pen testing/Threat modelling to ensure we adopt a secure by default position.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

● Ensure that security controls and principles are embedded into the different systems and applications across the organization.

● Provide support to teams and help them secure their systems and applications effectively.

● Support security threat monitoring, detection, event analysis and incident reporting.

● Monitor network and system from detected events, analyze alarms and report on threats, resolving or escalating as required.

● Analyze and validate events to distinguish those that qualify as a legitimate cybersecurity incident as opposed to non-incidents or false positives.

● Document and manage incident cases.

● Educating the business on what is good practice, what are the current threats and how to avoid it.

● Conduct risk assessment to existing and new systems and applications.

● Provide security advice to project teams and internal stakeholders.


Person Specification:


● A knowledge of information security, with ideally an area of expertise. Interest in continually learning more.

● Excellent communication skills at all levels - spoken, written and presentation.

● Able to articulate security and risk to both technical and non-technical members of staff and stakeholders through their preferred medium, such as reports, visualisations or quantitative methods.

● Experience working in customer focused environments and aggregating and manipulating related user


Desirable But Not Essential:

● Prior experience of working using admin tools Windows/Mac/Linux

● Prior experience of Security/log monitoring tools

● Running phishing tests and staff training

● Experience of public speaking

● Experience of working along a multi-disciplined group of engineers in an agile delivery team

● Experience in using scripting languages

● Experience of network, web application and infrastructure pen-testing and fluency in using relevant tools


What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.


Further Information

The FT are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.



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