Head of Security Operations
M&G plc
Stirling
1m ago

The Role

The Head of Security Operation) will be responsible for developing and leading a high performing Security Operations function for M&G Prudential.

This role will report directly to the CISO, and oversee Threat & Vulnerability Management and Detection & Response functions within M&G Prudential.

Key Responsibilities :

The role holder :

  • is accountable for delivery of Security Operations services across the M&G Prudential organisation
  • will engage with the wider business to understand the risks and threats to M&G Prudential and use this to inform requirements for the Security Operations Centre (SOC)
  • will develop a hybrid SOC with the people, processes and technologies required to detect and respond to sophisticated cyber security threats across all technologies used by M&G Prudential
  • will drive cultural change to ensure that detection and monitoring is a key consideration when new applications, services and infrastructure are developed within the M&G Prudential business.
  • will collaborate with cyber strategy and architecture functions to maintain an ongoing Security Operations strategy to align with business objectives
  • The role requires :

  • strong operational delivery capability, internally and via 3rd party providers
  • strategic vision to provide leadership and direction to develop best in class Security Operations capability
  • significant collaboration and stakeholder management across the M&G Prudential organisation
  • This is an exciting opportunity to join a business undergoing significant change, take a key role in a large-scale multi-million pound security transformation programme and develop a high performing Security Operations function for M&GPrudential.

    You will have :

    The candidate should have a proven track record of :

  • Leading operational capability delivering services in a large corporate environment
  • Leading a significant programme, project or strategic initiative.
  • Working in cross-functional teams as part of significant transformational project.
  • Demonstrating strong leadership skills and an ability to build relationships across a wider business.
  • Influencing a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Delivering persuasive messages with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Managing cyber security incidents and effectively working under pressure.
  • The candidate should also have significant experience and understanding of cyber security, preferably including :

  • Designing and building SOCs.
  • Using cyber security frameworks.
  • Working within threat and vulnerability management and detection and response functions.
  • Personal attribute / skills :

  • Collegiate and skilled relationship management across multiple stakeholders and cultures
  • Analytical mindset to critically analyse plans and highlight critical paths, risks and gaps
  • Strong influencing skills to effectively drive the leadership team and delivery leads
  • Compelling communication skills to connect with technical teams in the detail as well as senior stakeholders in clarity of status
  • Strong teaming skills building a mutual beneficial relationship and developing a culture of one team with common aligned goals
  • Effective coaching and empowering skills strengthening the capabilities of the technical delivery teams and stretch them individually and collectively.
  • Highly organised, excellent prioritisation, delegation and planning skills.
  • Strategic thinking, able to articulate a clear vision for the function.
  • Prepared to challenge to ensure appropriate risk management decisions.
  • Recruiter Name : Beth Eckersley (Needed on Internal & External Postings)

    We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to :

  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things
  • At M&G Diversity and Inclusion is a strategic objective. We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people.

    We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender / gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity / nationally, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks.

    We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles.

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