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CISO/Head of Information Security and Information Governance - Worthin

Posted on Mar 25, 2020 by REAL Technical Solutions Limited

Worthing, Sussex, United Kingdom
IT
Immediate Start
£100k - £120k Annual
Full-Time

CISO/Head of Information Security and Information Governance

£100,000 to £120,000 (dependant on experience), plus car allowance and excellent benefits - Worth, West Sussex

A leading technology strong professional services company seek an experienced requires an experienced CISO/Head of Information Security and Information Governance, who will be responsible for managing: IT/OT and Information Security strategy, governance and policy; Information Security standards; Information Security rules/monitoring in conjunction with the operations team; Information Governance advisory; Data Protection in conjunction with our Data Protection Officer (DPO); Security and Information Governance team management and leadership.

The role and responsibilities for the CISO/Head of Information Security and Information Governance position:

Leads the Information Security and Information Governance function, work with business facility directors and corporate directors to ensure security is maintained and communicated as required; report directly to, and work closely with the CIO and other IT Heads as a trusted advisor to implement the Information Security policy, planning, monitoring and remediation; Undertake Information Governance advisory role in conjunction with the business stakeholders to manage Information Governance related issues, provide guidance and advice, and report details to the relevant stakeholders and authorities (internally and externally).

Major accountabilities for the CISO/Head of Information Security and Information Governance position (Approx % of time spent in role):

1. Implementing, managing, updating and acting in accordance with the Information Security, information governance Policies 12.5%.

2. Management and leadership of staff to deliver and demonstrate security and operational compliance within the Information Security, Information, Governance, Risk & Compliance function 12.5%.

3. Oversee incident response planning as well as investigating and reporting actual or potential security incidents 12.5%.

4. Undertake and report on regular information security audit/access control checks as required 12.5%.

5. Identify changing threat models and vulnerabilities and implement appropriate risk-based response 12.5%.

6. Ensure risks are effectively captured and managed within the IT function, aligned with Group guidelines, Company guidelines and leading practice 12.5%.

7. Responsible for risk and compliance assessments, including penetration tests, within a defined functional or technical area, using a consistent process for identifying potential risk events, quantifying and documenting the probability of occurrence and impact on the business. This will include the production of control and countermeasure recommendations and approaches which will then inform a robust risk mitigation plan 12.5%.

8. Be an advocate for Information Security and information governance in the business, with staff, customers and 3rd parties promoting awareness, training sessions/road-shows, and the positive benefits to the organisation 12.5%.

Knowledge/experience for the CISO/Head of Information Security and Information Governance position:

  • Proven track record in managing establishing/managing Information Security and Information Governance in a regulated environment;
  • Educated to Batchelor's degree level (or equivalent), with considerable professional experience gained over ideally at least 6 years operating at a senior level in the private and or public sector with a demonstrable track record of managing security services, Information Governance and operational risk.
  • Able to assimilate business information quickly and translate that into effective IT plans.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks across multiple stakeholders.
  • Track record in working with third party vendors to deliver software supply, support and solutions.
  • Strong leadership skills and able to shape team to maximise delivery and develop potential
  • Good customer service orientation.
  • Familiarity with industry-standard IT and security process frameworks.
  • Leading presentations and facilitator of workshops up to and including Board level.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment Capability:
  • Highly security & Information Governance literate; with strong Strategic, Policy & Planning skills.
  • Experience with business continuity planning, auditing and risk management.
  • Commercially aware with exposure in contracting & financial management.
  • Must have working knowledge of pertinent security and compliance law and standards pertaining to international regulated environments (eg GDPR, NIS, PCI-DSS, ISO27000 etc..).
  • Must have a solid understanding of information technology, information security and Information Governance. Physical security knowledge a bonus.
  • Relevant professional qualification eg CISSP, CISM or PCIP accreditation.
  • Background and understanding of regulatory environments is an advantage, but is not a prerequisite.
  • Strong technical knowledge of end-to-end provision of IT services. While specific technical knowledge is not required, ability to see the end to end customer journey and understand the technical interlinking of components (including in-life service) is necessary.
  • Experience in project oversight & delivering information/IT security projects.

CISO/Head of Information Security and Information Governance

£100,000 to £120,000 (dependant on experience ), plus car allowance and excellent benefits - Worth, West Sussex

Reference: 871135706

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