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Regional Information Security Officer - EMEA

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £Competitive
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: HP\170844
  • Sector: Commerce and Industry , Information Security , Professional Services , Public Sector
Job Description
Role Purpose
This leading Media and Marketing Communications business is seeking a Regional Information Security Officer to join their growing Security practice.  This new role will be responsible for managing information security for the EMEA region.  As the Regional Information Security Office you will be responsible for driving global and regional security initiatives through the region, for ensuring security controls and culture are maintained, and for supporting business and regional security requirements, leveraging global and regional capabilities.
Key Accountabilities
• Build positive stakeholder relationships in the region and globally.
• Communicate and support adherence of Information Security policy and standards within the region. Work with global teams to ensure policy, standards, and projects consider regional nuances.
• Manage Information Security projects and coordinate resources with regional Technology and business stakeholder staff and external groups.
• Perform periodic security risk assessments of region markets and brands.
• Support Brands and markets in client due diligence and audits. Support supplier security processes where onsite supplier reviews are needed.
• Successfully utilize support processes and structures sufficient to ensure Information Security risk profile meets corporate goals and is maintained/improved over time.
• Ensure teams are successfully assessing the scope and impact of incidents and responding with a sense of urgency that matches the incident, following appropriate policies and procedures. Perform "root cause” analysis for major incidents to identify and remediate information security issues.
• Drive a culture of Information Security awareness across the region.
Professional Skills
• Solid knowledge of ISO27001/2, COBIT, NIST 800-53 and similar controls frameworks and associated Cyber/Information Security practices.
• ISO27001 Lead Auditor/Implementer, CISM or CISSP are desirable.
• Understanding of emerging methodologies, technologies, architectures, and philosophies in the Cyber/Information Security portfolio.
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, manage workload and adapt to changing business conditions.
• Proactive, upbeat and collaborative communication style, with the ability to be direct, tactful, and transparent.
• Team player. Experience of breaking down silos and creating shared visions.
• Solid problem-solving skills. Ability to analyse problems and risks from multiple perspectives to recommend pragmatic solutions.
• Comfortable with managing uncertainty, ambiguity, and change in order to make decisions and recommendations.
Key Experiences
• Track record of managing information security in a diverse, fast-paced enterprise environment.
• Experience operating in a matrixed organisation to meet requirements of diverse stakeholders.
• Experience of acting as internal security consultant for project teams and business partners.

To apply, please email your CV to Harish Parmar at
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