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Head of IT Security

  • Location: UK Home-Based (with up to 75% UK/Europe travel)
  • Salary: £Competitive
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: HP/171374
  • Sector: Cyber Security, Resilience , Intelligence , Technology Risk, Information Security
Job Description
An international services company investing heavily into their Information Security and Cyber functions is seeking a Head of IT Security.  Joining at the embryonic stages of a total digital transformation this newly created position will have full ownership of all Information and IT Security related matters.  This will include directing and managing information security strategy, projects, operations and budgets whilst ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements.  You will be joining a dynamic company in leading a diverse team of passionate people from around the world, managing strategic information security initiatives and creating and delivering the overall technology strategy and roadmap.
Core Responsibilities of the Role:
 Direct and manage information security strategy, projects, operations and budgets whilst ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements
 Develop, implement, update and improve leading information security management and governance practices, including security requirements via policies, standards and procedures
 Provide information security governance, guidance and assurance
 Provide leadership for incident management and security, audit and compliance controls
 Ensure cloud services are used in a secure manner, including SaaS, PaaS and IaaS services.
 Assist in developing and delivering the digital transformation roadmap
 Engage with internal and external stakeholders – promote the business, provide monthly and quarterly reports, etc
Skills & Experience of the Candidate:
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience within information security leadership working for global organisations as well as a track of success in leading information security transformation programmes. Previous experience in building and leading information security teams as well as security architecture, cloud security and cloud migration/adaption initiatives is also required. Additionally, a background within assessing and improving information security management capabilities across people, process and technology components along with applying international security standards and frameworks is essential.
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