Senior Cyber Security Advisor

Date Posted: 5 Jul 2024
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Location: Brisbane, QLD, AU | Canberra, ACT, AU | Melbourne, VIC, AU | Sydney, NSW, AU

Company: CSIRO

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The opportunity

  • Supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 
  • Innovative and collaborative workplace with fantastic flexibility 
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier research organisation 


CSIRO is looking for a motivated security professional to join the Cyber Security Resilience team as a Senior Cyber Security Advisor to provide security assurance and security advisory expertise to protect CSIRO’s valuable digital assets and reputation.


The candidate will have experience across a range of industries and can provide practical security advice and quality deliverable outputs to the organisation, through positive collaborative engagement with key stakeholders.


The activities performed by the candidate will require clear understanding of the business, technologies, and culture to be successful in the role


We are seeking a highly adaptable, analytical and a self-motivated candidate, who will work well in a fast-paced and complex environment, whilst managing competing priorities under the direction of Cyber Resilience leadership.


Your duties will include:

  • Lead and provide general security guidance (e.g., initiate discussions to support security activity project planning) to the programs.
  • Develop security risk assessments to identify and assess the security risk posture of a solution and identify the key applicable treatment recommendations.
  • Perform quality reviews of security deliverables in accordance with the team’s quality assurance processes.
  • Assess ICT changes that occur within the IMT ICT environment, to determine whether there are any security risks, and to suggest possible treatments within the context of those changes.


Location: Sydney (Lindfield), Melbourne (Clayton), Canberra (Black Mountain), Brisbane (St Lucia)

Salary: AU$126,313 – AU$148,014 plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite 

Reference: 96820


To be considered you will need:


  1. Demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of security business requirements that meet security compliance requirements (e.g., ISO 27001, Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM)), best practice standards (e.g., NIST frameworks and special publications), and/or risk-based needs.
  2. Demonstrated experience in the definition, design, and assisting in the implementation of appropriate controls to mitigate against the risks of cyber-attacks and mitigate vulnerabilities across digital services and enterprise applications.
  3. Demonstrated experience in scoping and conducting security assessments of new on-premises and cloud-based systems, applications, and changes that affect the security posture of a solution.
  4. Demonstrated experience in the analysis and resolution of complex technical and cyber security issues.
  5. Demonstrated experience in the development, uplift, maintenance, and continuous improvement of new and existing team security capabilities.
  6. Demonstrated experience in leading multiple complex projects, to multi-task, and manage a number of competing priorities.


For full details about this role please review the Position Description



Applications for this position are open to Australian Citizens Only

Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the NV1 level.


Flexible working arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 


Diversity and inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 



At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!


How to apply

Please apply on-line and provide a CV and a cover letter that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the essential selection criteria of the position description.


Applications close

Sunday, 21st of July 2024, 11:00pm AEST

Shortlisting for this role will take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed,

Please consider applying as soon as possible.

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