Group Head of Information Security

Via Resource
From £85,000 to £95,000 per annum Plus Bonus & Benefits
14 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Our client, a leading financial services organisation, are looking for a Head of Information Security to be responsible for delivering a robust, fit for purpose and effective information security strategy while ensuring that processes, systems and procedures are in place and maintained across organisation. The Head of Information Security must ensure that adequate Security Management strategy is maintained in order to effectively address regulatory expectations and assess risks associated with a breach of the organisations information while working with stakeholders to prevent any risk to company information and assets. The Head of Information Security will require a sharp, strategic vision for Information Security. Responsibilities of the Head of Information Security Provide assurance up to board level group that the organisation is adequately managing the risk of a breach in confidentiality, integrity or availability of its information and assets. Own and drive the development, implementation and communication of the Group's policies and frameworks for managing Cyber/Information Security while considering group strategic plans, regulatory expectations and the changing threat landscape Manage the organisations ISMS Assess, improve and implement appropriate business continuity plans Provide advice in respect of the cyber/information security risks associated with vendors, products and technology solutions Ensure that project information security risk assessments are undertaken and maintained. Review and challenge Department Risk assessments Ensure that risk assessments and assurance activities are undertaken of new and existing third parties which may pose an Information Security risk to the Group Produce relevant reporting information on the management of information security across the Group Maintain current knowledge and awareness of the security industry and threat landscape to ensure that best practice is being met Maintain current knowledge and awareness of relevant legislative and regulatory requirements and expectations Build effective relationships with relevant external organisations and bodies and participate in local information security member events Assess levels of information security risks, providing pragmatic advice for risk management and ongoing assurance Regularly review the Group's policies and procedures in respect of information security Develop the Group information security forum to ensure Group awareness Ensure that regular training is provided to all staff across the Group on Information Security Lead , manage, coach, mentor and develop a team Desired skills and experience of the Head of Information Security Experienced senior level information security practitioner Experience reporting into the COO Excellent Stakeholder Management capabilities Previous Management role in IT Security / Information Security / cyber security Demonstrable experience of risk management and risk life cycle in information security Must be a strong communication skills An Information Security pragmatist Ability to write and implement policy and procedure on a risk assessed basis Ability to lead and motivate team of technical and non-technical subject matter experts Formal information security qualifications such as CISM or CISSP If you feel you have the desired skills and experience and would lie to find out more please get in touch with Sam Finn on 0203 327 1996. This job was originally posted as

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