Director Of Security

Widen the Net
Hazlerigg, UK
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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Technology & New Media
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Data Security Officer / DSO / Senior Information Security Manager Global / Group Security Lead / Group Head of Security (Hands-on/Greenfield Position) - Mainly Remote Working

Cyber Security Management/DPO/Data Protection/Security Framework/Information Security /Security Architecture/CISSP

Currently 100% Remote Working, after office reopens, mainly remote working with monthly travel to central London.

Our client is a leading global digital learning and technology company based in Europe, Asia and US:

-Providing cutting edge digital learning content and learning platforms;

-Working with enterprise clients around the globe and integrating a recent B2C acquistion;

-Growing rapidly, both organically and through acquistion with over 250 employees

Our client is in the process of merging 6 acquisitions and looking for a hands-on senior Information Security Manager/group head of security to review current security standards from the 6 acquisitions and define, establish, optimise and implement a robust group wide security infrastructure:

-Been in a position where you've covered DSO and DPO in a very small team - self starter not comfortable managing/ delegating to big team - this is what I'm looking for.

-Experience working within Private Equity or with companies going through the acquisition - lots of change - this is what I'm looking for.

-Being the Group DPO and Subject Matter Expert on all areas of Data Protection, Governance, GDPR, risk management and compliance;

-Acting as Group head of security and providing leadership for cyber and information security management including strategy, security architecture and security operation;

-Implementing and maintaining the strategy and programme to ensure critical information assets are identified and adequately protected;

-Establishing and implementing the groups security frameworks' policies, processes, standards and controls across all companies;

-Identifying Security and Data Protection related risks and provide proportionate mtigation options and advice to business risk owners for decision making;

-Manage the timely Security Incident Response, including evaluating and reporting on business impacts of security incident trends


-At least 5 years' experience working as senior information and cyber security manager or head of security with in-depth working knowledge in DPO/data protection;

-Ideally previous experience in establishing and implementing cyber and information security capabilities from stratch or worked with organisations that had no information security functions;

-Strong knowledge in regulatory compliance such as ISO, HIPAA, SOX, PCI, NIST, GLBA;

-Experience with industry frameworks in Information & Cyber Security and BCM;

-One of the industry certifications: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, SANS GIAC, CIPP/E, CIPM

Our client is offering up to £110k base salary depending on experience plus benefits including holidays, pension, private healthcare, life assurance, employee assistance programme, season ticket loan.

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