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Head of Information Security

Job Reference: 16612ASH

Salary: £65000 - £70000 Per Annum Bonus + Brilliant Benefits + Car Allowance

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration:

Vacancy Posted: 10-09-2019

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: England, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Head of Information Security

Our client, a highly respected and well renowned organisation, who have experienced genuine growth in recent years, is looking for an experienced Head of Information Security Officer/SME to join their team based , on a permanent basis. The Head of Information Security will report to the CIO, the Head of Information Security and Compliance will be an experienced Information Security professional, skilled in the management, delivery and maintenance of Information security and Cyber Security initiatives that protect the business from internal and external threats without onerous and unnecessary controls.

The Head of Information Security will play a crucial role in developing and enhancing the already existing information security risk management systems & processes, including integrating InfoSec best practice into the existing governance structure of the client. Standardisation of security technologies and understanding how to achieve that across the group will be a key focus.

Head of Information Security – Key Skills:

– A Degree in Computer Science and/or an Information Security discipline

– Minimum of 8 years solid InfoSec experience in a similar sized company

– Must have demonstrated leadership skills to provide direction, support, influence, and mentoring of InfoSec matter within the organisation

– Excellent communication skills

– CEH, CISM or CISSP or an equivalent security qualification

– Audit experience

– Previous experience & knowledge of ISO27K, CyberEssentials, PCI-DSS & Privacy Guidelines

– An understanding of HMG security standards (e.g Cyber Security Model etc).

– Experience of security products, e.g. Firewalls, Web filtering, Anti-Virus/Malware etc

– Good knowledge of commercial security offerings from multiple vendors would be highly desirable (e.g. Vulnerability Management, SIEM, MFA, Identity Management etc)

– High level understanding of how to implement key security technologies

– Cloud Computing experience from multiple vendors (Azure, AWS, Google, O365 etc)

– Works through tasks accurately, thoroughly and methodically

Head of Information Security – Responsibilities:

– Own and improve existing ISMS processes and controls

– Design and implement budgets for Info Sec across the group

– Manage successful adherence to ISO 27001 framework, and other related certifications (eg Cyber Essentials PLUS and Cyber Security Model)

– Record, review and coordinate action for security events and incidents

– Coordinate, record, measure, report and mitigate Information Security and IT risks across Group

– Drive improvements in group information security and compliance

– Lead staff awareness and inductions

– Proactively expand knowledge base and current threat intelligence concerns

– Improving the technology security stack and ensuring standardisation across the group

– Coordination of Group security forum and running of regular management reviews

– Upkeep of IS legislation obligations (ICO, HMG etc.)

– Communication to interested parties on changes to the business and relevant security events

– Setting, communicating and achieving IS objectives and programmes in line with Group strategy

– Implement and own IS policies, procedures and processes, and measure success and ensure continual improvement

– Assist and advise board on issues pertaining to IS

– Own and manage relationships with IS partners and third-party suppliers, to include security best practice adherence.

Head of Information Security – Benefits:

* Annual leave
* Discretionary bonus
* Pension scheme
* Car Allowance
* Eye care
* Many, many more brilliant benefits

Head of Information Security

Due to the volume of applications received for positions, it will not be possible to respond to all applications and only applicants who are considered suitable for interview will be contacted.

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