Buckingham Palace seeks Cybersecurity Manager to safeguard Royal Family – Get the job, get a discount on a honey dipper!

Graham Cluley
Graham Cluley
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Be the Royal Family's Cybersecurity Manager, and get a cut-price honey dipper!

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.

Royal job

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!

Honey dipper

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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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

2 comments on “Buckingham Palace seeks Cybersecurity Manager to safeguard Royal Family – Get the job, get a discount on a honey dipper!”

  1. Arnold Murphy

    I would consider it an honor and privilege, but I would require to move.

  2. T.Terlemez

    A sleaze worthy of a royal family. It's a good thing they didn't ask for any additional money from the person to be hired! (Google translated.)

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