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Physical Security Risk Advisor (EMEA & Canada)

  • Reading, United Kingdom

Job ID: R-1013880

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What you’ll be doing...

As a Risk Advisor on the Verizon Physical Security Team for EMEA and Canada, you will join a small team of subject matter experts in the areas of Physical Security, Security Technology and Risk Mitigation. Your role will involve assessing, evaluating and mitigating potential risks to the company’s assets, personnel and facilities then advising on relevant and cost effective physical security controls (CCTV, Access Control, Intrusion Detection Systems). 

  • Developing and implementing risk management strategies, being a subject matter expert in the areas of Risk and Risk Mitigation.

  • Assisting business operations with Physical Security Risk Mitigation processes and updating audit and Risk Management documents.

  • Conducting remote physical security audits, security gap evaluation and risk assessments across the region of EMEA and Canada.

  • Reviewing and developing physical security policy and processes in line with department and business goals.

  • Collaborating with cross functional teams to ensure compliance with security regulations and audited standards, producing comprehensive risk and security survey reports.

  • Engaging with various departments across the business to project manage multiple region wide security installations and initiatives.

  • Identifying actual or potential security issues/concerns that could affect the security posture at Verizon sites and provide solutions to mitigate them.

  • Carrying out commissioning and surveying as and when required.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience.

  • Knowledge of Information Security audit standards (ISO/SSAE/SOC/MSS).

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • A degree.

  • Fluency in English and another European language desired.

  • Experience in Risk mitigation and its application to security within a business.

  • Experience and understanding of Physical Security methodologies and the application of Physical Security controls and systems (CCTV, Access Control and alarm systems). 

  • Knowledge of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) and relevant audited ISMS standards (e.g. ISO 27001:2022, SOC, SSAE).

  • Knowledge of regional data protection laws within EMEA & Canada (e.g. CCTV, Access control retention levels, GDPR, Data Protection Act.).

  • Membership of a UK/EU/EMEA security body or institute.

  • Project management experience for system changes and managing installation.

  • Academic qualification(s) relevant to the security industry.  

    If Verizon and this role sound like a fit for you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every “even better” qualification listed above.

    Where you’ll be working

    In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.

    Scheduled Weekly Hours


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