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Assistant Director, Cyber Security


Job Description

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) is Australia's national criminal intelligence agency. We advise senior decision makers on serious and organised crime impacting Australia. We are a full member of the National Intelligence Community, a Department of Home Affairs portfolio agency, and a member of the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group.

Chief Information Officer (CIO) Branch

The mission for the ACIC CIO Branch is to provide nationally-focused, information and technology services for the ACIC and its partners to make a safer Australia. The CIO Branch supports the ACIC to be the supplier of choice for national criminal intelligence and policing information.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), ICT Service Delivery Section

The CTO Section ensures the availability, continuity and security of ACIC's ICT infrastructure, supporting critical national law enforcement, intelligence, research and corporate information systems and services both domestically and overseas. It collaborates with ACIC's national, international, jurisdictional, portfolio and industry partners to design, drive, champion and deliver innovative technology capabilities. It also provides the agency's Enterprise Architecture function and administers ICT governance, standards and reporting frameworks.

The Assistant Director, Cyber Security, reporting to the Director ICT Service Delivery, is responsible for the Agency's Cyber Security Operations capability. This includes, but not limited to, vulnerability management, certificate management, coordinating penetration testing, assessing cyber security risk and providing frank and fearless advice. The occupant of this position will have considerable experience (five or more years) in a cyber security discipline.

The key duties of the position include
The principal accountabilities and responsibilities include:
• Under limited direction, the Assistant Director, Cyber Security is responsible for leading and managing a small team of cybersecurity specialists, including identifying and supporting appropriate cyber security development opportunities.
• Responsible for maintaining up-to-date knowledge of relevant standards, technologies and best practice arrangements relevant to cyber security, technology and compliance.
• Responsible for the development and management of ICT tools specific to cyber security.
•Interfacing with technical personnel and other teams to ensure the development and implementation of efficient and effective solutions through knowledge sharing.
• Working with incident management teams to facilitate the technical aspects of cyber security incident investigations, including: event verification, incident containment, root cause analysis, and remediation recommendation & implementation.
• Developing and maintaining the policy, standards, procedures and documentation for cybersecurity and security monitoring.
• Assisting in the cyber security review and Information Security Manual (ISM) compliance of new and existing systems.
• Providing professional formal advice regarding cyber security risk and mitigations.
• Promoting the ACIC's business objectives through key strategic relationships with range of stakeholders.
• Engaging with other Commonwealth departments and agencies on cyber security operations and regulatory frameworks.
• Applying highly developed written and verbal communication skills to develop briefings for senior internal and external stakeholders with a focus on key points and the use of appropriate language.