Buckingham Palace seeks Cybersecurity Manager to safeguard Royal Family

Fancy a high-profile cybersecurity job? Here’s one for you.

Role: Cyber Security Manager.

Location: Buckingham Palace.

Yes, the Royal Household is advertising for a cybersecurity expert to head-up its team digitally defending King Charles, his family, and their workers.

Reporting to the Director of Digital Services, the successful candidate will find a fair amount on their plate:

  • Leading the maturity of the Cyber Risk Management strategy and the Cyber security framework delivery in line with best practice.
  • Leading an in-house team to take action to reduce cyber risk and build resilience against cyber-attacks.
  • Working with the Enterprise Architecture team to mature a secure by design culture.
  • Evaluating, reviewing, and advising on best practice, drawing on external expertise, including the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
  • As subject matter expert, building understanding and upskill the wider Digital Services Team and other key stakeholders
  • Encouraging a cybersecurity culture and awareness so that all employees understand the role they play.
  • Working closely with information security colleagues to support compliance.

Yeah yeah yeah, but let’s cut to the chase – what’s the money like?

Starting salary; £75,000
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

Hmm.. that’s certainly not the most generous salary in the world for a role with that kind of responsibility, especially when you consider the cost of living in London. (I’m guessing King Charles isn’t offering his spare bedroom)

Mind you, the Royal Family has long had a reputation for not paying its lackeys the highest salaries.

But don’t worry, you will have the prestige of working for a man worth an estimated £1.8 billion!

And if that’s enough to convince you, just check out some of the perks of the job…

Other perks include 20% off at our Royal Collection Trust Shops and complimentary admission tickets across all our locations, along with many more exclusive employee discounts.

Oh great! I’ll be able to spend some of my money on a cut-price Buckingham Palace honey dipper, tea cosy, and a porcelain trowel! What a treat!

There is no doubt that the Royal Family is a target for hackers. Not only have some members of the British press shown they are prepared to break the law to gather information about the Royals, but we’ve also seen recent cyber attacks against the Royal Family’s website.

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To hear a discussion of the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against the Royal Family’s website, listen to this episode of the “Smashing Security” podcast.

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