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IT Security Analyst


Alfred H Knight has an exciting opportunity for an IT Security Analyst to join our team, based at our Headquarters in Knowsley, Liverpool.  As an IT Security Analyst at AHK you will report directly to the Head of Infrastructure and will perform several core functions for the enterprise. These include the day-to-day operations of the in-place security solutions as well as the identification, investigation, and resolution of security breaches detected by those systems.

The IT Security Analyst will also be involved with the implementation of new security solutions, the creation and or maintenance of policies, standards, baselines, guidelines, and procedures as well as conducting vulnerability audits and assessments. You will also pioneer End User Cyber Security awareness and training initiatives. You will be fully aware of the enterprise’s security goals as established by its stated policies, procedures, and guidelines and actively work towards upholding those goals.



Alfred H Knight is a totally independent, family owned business spanning five generations. A global network of strategically placed offices and laboratories enable global trade by providing independent inspection, analysis and consultancy services to the metals and minerals, solid fuels and agriculture industries.

We have honed & carefully crafted our reputation. Delivering knowledge and professionalism in all aspects of weighing, sampling and analysis. We thrive by continuing to re-invest in our facilities, technology and people. Click here to find out more about AHK.



To be successful at Alfred H Knight you will need to display the following:


Required Knowledge, Skills and Work Experience

Required Knowledge

  • Experience of helping to drive an ever-improving security regime, working proactively with other areas of the business for policy, assurance, and risk management.
  •  Ability to understand a business’ unique requirements and adapt your approach to working with the wider team, including IT engineering, IT operations staff, and senior stakeholders.
  • A strong understanding of the business impact of information security measures.
  • Evidence of maintaining policy, procedures, standards and guidelines.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Working knowledge of applicable national, international and regulatory information security standards and frameworks such as Cyber Essentials Plus, ISO27001 or NIST.
  • Good understanding and practical experience in performing risk, business impact, control and vulnerability assessments, and in defining mitigation strategies.
  • An understanding of IT and network systems and their vulnerabilities and the ability to work with technical specialists to develop solutions and hardening techniques.

Desirable knowledge and Experience

  • Experience with Carbon Black, Darktrace, Mimecast, Airwatch MDM, and Cisco Umbrella
  • Experience using vulnerability assessment tools (Nessus, OpenVAS, AppCheck, Tenable)
  • Cloud security knowledge (Google Workspace, AWS, Office365, Azure or Google Cloud)
  • Broad knowledge of IT Infrastructure technologies.
  • Knowledge of encryption standards and mechanisms (PKI, TLS, BitLocker)

Required Qualifications

  • A relevant degree

Desirable Qualifications

  • One or more of the following certifications: CompTIA Security+, GIAC Information Security Fundamentals, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security, Associate of (ISC)2


  • Fluency in English is essential
  • Spanish and other languages are advantageous



We are offering an excellent opportunity with a salary and benefits package to match including pension, life assurance and an employee assistance programme.

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