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Security Advisor

Security Advisor | Canberra

06 May 2022 |

About us
Founded in 2014, Penten is a multi-award winning global technology leader in cyber solutions for government and defence. Our mission is to deliver new Defence and security technologies for the future fight. We work with exclusive clients to solve the hardest cyber challenges of tomorrow, and support complex transformations in the digital age. We have a rapidly growing team, led by a passionate executive team with extensive expertise in cyber security, ICT, engineering, communications and Defence.

Our Culture

What’s important to us is pretty simple: you, the work we do and who we do it for.

We know that the job you do is only part of who you are, so in the time you spend with us you will feel connected, empowered and enabled.

You’ll find a place where your opinion matters, your contribution is valued, and your uniqueness is celebrated. A workplace that is diverse, equitable and inclusive, representative of various backgrounds, perspectives and skills.

As for the work you will do? It is important, exciting, challenging and consistently ground-breaking, helping to shape a safer future for all of us. You’ll build things that didn’t exist, and you’ll do it at pace, with plenty of space to collectively test, fail and reflect.  And the learning never stops, with formal and informal professional and personal development only ever a conversation away.

Due to the sensitive nature of what we do, a positive security culture is essential, but this doesn’t stop us from having fun. When you join us, you will find a workplace that is energetic, friendly, rewarding, exciting, supportive and only mildly obsessed with cake.

About the role

As the Security Advisor, you will have a key role in the secure delivery of Penten products and services through managing operational security across physical, personnel, information and governance security domains. You will support the delivery of key protective security initiatives in accordance with Penten’s Security Strategy and will be responsible for the development and application of security policies and plans in accordance with Defence Industry Security Program (DISP) requirements.

You will champion a positive security culture and maintain contemporary awareness of emerging threats and risks to inform security planning activities, as well as work closely with all functions of the business to provide timely and accurate security advice.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure DISP compliance and administer requirements as designated DISP Security Officer and ensure compliance with Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) and Defence Security Principles Framework (DSPF).
  • Identification and management of security risks across physical, personnel, information, and governance security domains.
  • Manage physical security measures including access control systems.
  • Conduct threat and risk assessments to protect our people, facilities and information.
  • Develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Manage personnel security including security clearance administration activities.
  • Develop and deliver tailored security awareness training programs.
  • Provide timely and accurate protective security and risk management advice.
  • Contribute to supply chain and manufacturing security activities.

About you

You will have:

  • Strong experience in security risk management in private sector and government settings with tertiary qualifications in risk management, emergency management, business continuity, counterterrorism, governance or similar discipline.
  • Strong experience as designated DISP Security Officer and managing DISP compliance activities.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge and application of the PSPF, DSPF and related guidelines across security domains.
  • Ability to develop tailored security risk assessments and threat assessments.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work with both internal and external partners.
  • Ability to cultivate and foster relationships across government and industry.
  • A current NV1 security clearance is required as a minimum.

This role requires the successful candidate to be an Australian citizen with a government security clearance. Preference may be given to applicants with an active clearance. Successful applicants may be requested to submit a clearance at a higher level.

Apply now

You can apply now through the careers page of our website or via email:

For more information or a confidential discussion please call Michael Dumenil, Chief Security Officer on 0408 305 104 or Kirsty Spence, People Partner on 0477 684 479.


We know that everyone has diverse needs and circumstances, which is why we make it easy to access a range of generous and personalised benefits. These are designed to support your unique life stage, responsibilities, aspirations, and ways of working – ensuring you can achieve your best in a way that works for you.

  • Early riser? Later starter? Parent? Student? We have flexible working options to suit everyone.
  • 26 weeks paid parental leave, inclusive of all genders, locations, family structures or circumstances.
  • Unlimited sick, carers and domestic violence leave, because the health and safety of you and your loved ones comes first.
  • Unlimited reservist leave to support your military commitments.
  • Learning and development opportunities to help you grow professionally and personally.

Penten embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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