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  • Posted: Nov 19, 2020
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    Head Of Information Security

    Company Description: 

    • A successful international financial services company, one of the largest non-bank providers of unsecured credit products is looking for a Head of Information Security to manage the IT Governance of the business. With a nationwide multifaceted distribution footprint, they ensure they are able to service their clients no matter how remote their location.  


    Policies and Procedures

    • Work with other departments, key IT Staff, data custodians and governance groups to:
    • Co-ordinate and develop Information Security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines in line with ISMS2700x.
    • Co-ordinate and develop IT Governance policies, standards, procedures and guidelines in line with the ITIL best practice methodology.
    • Ensure dissemination of ISO documents to country operations and measure compliance.
    • Ensure the Governance and Security policies are in line with external and internal compliance requirements.
    • Oversee and ensure the dissemination of all policies, standards, procedures and guidelines to the business and its subsidiaries in different countries.  

    Education and training awareness

    • Coordinate the development and delivery of an ISO and governance awareness and training program for employees.

    Governance and Compliance

    • Act as the IT governance and compliance officer with respect to technology related governance and compliance:
    • Strategy development and implementation, according to the implementation road map.
    • Liaise with and help build IT governance and compliance structures, steering committees and reporting.
    • Use the GRC assessment, based on ISO2700x, COBIT 5 and SANS20, to perform management self-assessments and document as-is governance and compliance state.

    Risk identification and incident management

    • Coordinate and facilitate risk assessments via third parties (vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, application code reviews, application architecture and security reviews) to resolve security weaknesses.
    • Ensure mitigation strategies are agreed and documented in accordance with maturity levels.
    • Document all risks and incidents in a risk register.
    • Ensure a risk acceptance process is developed, implemented and monitored.


    • 10+ years’ experience in information security.
    • 10+ years ISO27001, ISO27002 experience.
    • Exposure to Governance, Risk and Compliance.
    • Management experience.
    • Project Management skills.
    • Budgeting skills.
    • Bachelor’s degree in technology or computer science preferable.
    • CISM/ CISSP/ CRISK will be an advantage.
    • ITIL certification an advantage.

    Personal attributes

    • Analytical Ability
    • Business Acumen
    • Risk Identification & Management
    • Communicating & Influencing
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Delegating & Directing
    • Visioning & Strategic Direction
    • HR for Line
    • Reporting/Report Compilation
    • People Performance Management
    • IT Policy Management & Implementation
    • Operational Thinking
    • Relationship Building
    • Team Management

    Method of Application

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