Job Title:  IT Cyber Security Associate Manager

Job Number:  4305

IT Security

British American Tobacco (BAT) is one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies, with brands sold around the globe. We employ over 55,000 people globally, partner with over 90,000 farmers and have factories and offices all over the world.  


The CISO office centralises the global security and IT compliance functions for the BAT Group, covering policy definition as well as compliance, management of security technologies and services, security advisory functions and incident response. 




A Cybersecurity Engineer is required to provide engineering design, analysis, support and manage of the operation of cybersecurity tools to analyse, identify, prevent and respond to security alerts, threats and attacks. 




·         Researches, designs, and implements cybersecurity solutions and products that comply with the company’s cybersecurity strategy and risk appetite  

·         Undertake high level research, horizon scanning and analysis to identify future IT security trends, related strategies, policy priorities and issues to support security requirements for the enterprise, its customers and business partners  

·         Work proactively with internal resources and providers to research, evaluate, select, test and implement hardware and software systems that provide appropriate cybersecurity protections  

·         Analyses data from threat and vulnerability feeds and analyses data for applicability to the organization 

·         Manages enterprise vulnerability assessment and configuration assessment tools (e.g. Qualys) 

·         Produces vulnerability, configuration, and coverage metrics and reporting to demonstrate assessment coverage and remediation effectiveness 

·         Perform high level security footprint analysis or penetration testing 

·         Identify and resolve false positive findings in assessment results 

·         Participate in any security reviews arising from security breaches. Prioritize and instigate remedial actions 





·         Business & IT stakeholders  

·         Wider IT & Security team 

·         External auditors & 3rd Party Vendors  





·         Qualifications and experiences 

·         University degree in technology or a related discipline 

·         CISSP Certified and certification in one other IT discipline (preferred) 

·         3 or more years of progressive information technology, cybersecurity and architecture experience 

·         Technical expertise in security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, and application security 

·         IT security expertise, including familiarity with all aspects of cyber incident management, offensive and defensive technologies, intelligence gathering, forensics, reverse engineering, malware, attack patterns, abuse cases, and past incidents 

·         Strong technical knowledge and understanding of security concepts (Application, Web and Network security, Identity and Access Management, Security protocols, Cryptography, etc.)  

·         Ability to perform security threat/vulnerability analysis, security penetration test or foot print analysis to identify potential vulnerabilities and risks 

·         Strong knowledge of industry best practices and technologies to address common vulnerabilities and security risks  

·         Experience in network security and endpoint security solutions  

·         Exposure in identity and access management solution for large enterprises  

·         Exposure in security solutions and controls in a hybrid cloud environment  

·         Demonstrable experience in one or more disciplines; e.g. Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, SAP 


Other Attributes: 


·         Experience of working in a complex geographical/functional matrix organization  

·         Skills in relationship management and influencing at all levels of the organization  

·         Good written and communication skills including experience with non-technical audience


British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

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