Lead Cyber Risk Analyst


Job summary

BAE Systems
£60,000 - £69,999
Civil, Software
Aerospace / Avionics, Computing & IT/Hardware, Cyber Security, Defence, Engineering Consultancy, Software
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job title: Lead Cyber Risk Analyst

Location: Various - We offer a range of flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this role.

Salary: £60,000+ Depending on experience

What you'll be doing:

  • Lead on developing the risk management data strategy; identifying potential data sources and approaches to connecting and exploiting the data to support risk analysis
  • Conduct impact modelling to assess potential financial, operational, and reputational impacts to the company in the event of a major cyber incident
  • Develop and present strategic risk reports to senior management, providing clear insights and recommendations
  • Collaborate across the Group to lead risk analysis efforts and provide subject matter expertise (SME) guidance to different sectors
  • Work closely with other cybersecurity teams to understand threat landscapes, vulnerabilities, and impact assessments
  • Stay abreast of the latest cybersecurity trends, threats, and risk quantification techniques
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the cybersecurity risk management framework
  • Act as a delegate for the Head of Cyber Security Risk in various capacities as needed

Your skills and experiences:


  • Robust understanding of risk analysis methodologies, frameworks and theories (FAIR, NIST)
  • Previous experience working in large and complex organisations
  • Ability to effectively write high quality reports and presentations
  • Advanced user with Microsoft Excel
  • Bachelor's degree level qualification or above in risk management, mathematics, cyber security or another STEM subject


  • Previous experience working in corporate risk management or security consultancy roles
  • Experience working with defence or national security organisations
  • CISSP, CRISC, CISM or other advanced cyber security certification


You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The CISO Team:

Working for one of the largest defence companies in the world, this exciting company within the CISO's team, reporting to the Head of Cyber Security Risk within the risk Cyber function is now available. The Lead Cyber Risk Analyst will be pivotal in enhancing our cybersecurity posture through both quantitative and qualitative risk analysis. The position will allow you to build on your technical career working alongside various stakeholders and partners across BAE Systems and the wider Defence industry.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments."

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Closing Date: 16th May 2024


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