Head of IT Security

Job details

Location: NT
Reference: Ad-48323
Posted: 7 months ago

Job description

The Head of IT Security is pivotal in advocating the value of IT Security governance, supporting the group in embedding a risk and compliance aware culture. 

This opportunity will see you supporting the technology team to understand risk and compliance in the context of day to day operations in a financial services environment

You will be managing one person and this role will require to performs hands-on technical activities


  • Security operations: Real-time analysis of immediate threats, and triage
  • Cyber Risk and Cyber intelligence
  • Data Loss and Fraud Prevention
  • Security Architecture: Planning, procuring, and rolling out security hardware and software, and
  • making sure IT and network infrastructure is designed with best security practices in mind
  • Identity and Access Management: Ensuring that only authorised people have access to restricted data and systems applied to both - on premise and cloud-based systems
  • Maintain and execute the Security Strategy: Keeping ahead of security needs by implementing
  • programs or projects that mitigate risks
  • Vulnerability management: Ensuring systems are regularly patched and securely hardened
  • Governance: Responsibility maintain and regular update of the relevant policies, standards and
  • procedures
  • Risk and Compliance: Implement information security controls to protect its information assets in a
  • timely manner and commensurate with its information security risk
  • Maintaining regulatory compliance to all relevant and applied standards (e.g. CPS234 & PCIDSS)
  • Identifying, assessing, monitoring and escalating as appropriate cyber security threats


Skills required

  • Significant Cyber Security and leadership industry experience in similar role that demonstrates a capacity to effectively lead the Cyber Security function
  • Demonstrable experience implementing and maintaining Compliance to CPS234 and PCI DSS.
  • Experience conducting risk assessments to industry standards
  • Previous experience in the finance Industry
  • Demonstrable leadership and mentoring skills
  • Ability to design, implement and execute Security Controls
  • Experience in writing and imbedding Security Policies and Standards
  • Experience in managing security Incident Responses
  • Hands on technical skills in security technologies are highly desirable – vulnerability management, threat hunting, SIEM, single sign on, Web Application Firewall
  • Working knowledge and understanding

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