Head of Information Security - CISO

Cathcart Associates
11 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Information Security required to join our client in Glasgow to embed Information Security practices across a rapidly expanding organisation. This is a brand-new role in which you will champion the security culture for a leading start up company who are set to transform the industry with their cutting-edge product, which helps solve genuine business problems.

This really is one a one-off opportunity, my client has ambitious growth plans and are doing some fascinating work which you will be a key part of. In return you will secure a hugely competitive salary and the opportunity to secure equity in an organisation at the forefront of the industry.

This role is challenging and as a result I require an Information Security expert with strong knowledge of security practices, guidelines and controls. You will be instrumental in defining the security strategies for the business and have responsibility to direct, create and evolve Information Security roadmaps in order to meet the company's current and future IT needs.

Candidates wishing to apply will have a clear passion for Information Security - You will champion the adoption of best practices in order to reduce business critical threats whilst implementing IT security governance, policies and standards across the enterprise.

Key Responsibilities:

** Encourage the adoption of standard practices and procedures

** Continuously assess IT security risk and threats

** Responsible for security auditing, internally and externally, reporting on threat assessment

** Identify current and future internal and external security vulnerabilities and identify the best ways to reduce information security risks.

Key Skills and Experience:

** Strong working knowledge of implementing/managing ISO/IEC 27000 series standards

** IT Security qualifications: CISSP

** Strong knowledge of cloud security - AWS

** Experience operating in a complex organisational environment dealing with senior members of staff and influencing key stakeholders

** Excellent working experience of developing, publishing, maintaining control processes and policies around IT Security

We are offering the opportunity to lead Information Security practices across a rapidly expanding organisation. The environment is hugely collaborative, and the role will offer genuine responsibility to make your mark.

I am keen to speak to professionals who have experience in a similar role, with a strong understanding of IT Security. You must ensure security requirements are being met, whilst continually driving process improvement to ensure best practice.

If this sounds interesting, please apply straight away, or call Murray Simpson for an informal chat.

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