IT Security Manager - Retail

Argyll Scott International Ltd.
London (Greater)
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
A leading client in the luxury retail sector requires a IT Security Manager to head their existing security team and drive projects which ultimately reflects their on going transformation. This would be an opportunity to work with teams across the business in a high profile role so they are looking for a confident and driven professional to join the business.


*Ensures that the department complies with all relevant information security requirements, including compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and the Data Protection Act (DPA) (such as DPA Principle 7) and monitors information security industry trends and changes to the legislation and regulatory standards.

*Maintain an excellent understanding of the IT security industry, including architecture, incident management and technical analysis of threats, and be able to demonstrate IT security expertise at senior level, including being able to present information concisely and to clearly identify key issues at senior stakeholders.

*Provides information security subject matter expertise to the various teams, groups, and forums across the department, including the Change Advisory Board, as well as end-users on topics including information security best practice.

*Pro-actively identifies emerging vulnerabilities, evaluates the associated risks and threats and provides countermeasures where necessary, including revising configuration standards and operational procedures.

*Monitors the development within application security and ensures that the development processes are consistent with standard industry practices, such as OWASP and WASC.


*Proven information security management within a retail environment or consultant with experience working with retailers.

*Extensive experience managing PCI DSS compliance within an end-user organisation or experience as a PCI DSS QSA working assisting end-user organisations achieve and maintain compliance.

*Solid technical understanding and strong knowledge of IT security best practice, common attack types and detection/prevention methods, including CISecurity Benchmarks, OWASP and NIST guidance, etc.

*Experience in gap and risk assessments against industry recognised standards and frameworks, such as OCTAVE, PCI DSS and ISO 27001/2.

*Developed understanding of relevant legislation e.g. Data Protection Act, Computer Misuse Act.

*One or more information security qualifications from recognized bodies such as ISC2 CISSP, GIAC GSEC, ISACA CISM, etc.

*Retail Experience is a must!

Location: London City

Duration: 3 months

Rate: £550 per day

Start: Immediate

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