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Head of IT Security

Annual Salary
$85,000 a year

Job Description

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


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