The employer is a multinational identity and access management software company.
Develop, implement and monitor a strategic, comprehensive enterprise information security and IT risk management program to ensure that the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information is owned, controlled or processed by the organization.
Manage the enterprise's information security organization, including our Business Continuity efforts, which would include hiring, training, staff development, performance management and annual performance reviews.
This role will also have direct oversight for Security Operations, and partner strongly with Corporate IT for implementation and operations of technology, and incident response and management.
Facilitate information security governance through the implementation of a hierarchical governance program, including being a leading member of the Security and Privacy Board.
Develop, maintain and publish up-to-date information security policies, standards and guidelines. Oversee the approval, training, and dissemination of security policies and practices.
Create, communicate and implement a risk-based process for vendor risk management, including the assessment and treatment for risks that may result from partners, consultants and other service providers.
Develop and manage information security budgets, and monitor them for variances.
Procure / create and manage information security and risk management awareness training programs for all employees, contractors and approved system users.
Work directly with the business departments to facilitate Security risk assessment and risk management processes, and work with stakeholders throughout the enterprise on identifying acceptable levels of residual risk.
Provide regular reporting on the current status of the information security program to senior management and business unit leaders.
Progress the evolution of the company’s security controls toward conformance with : ISO 27001, Cyber Security Essentials, GDPR SOC2, and other applicable standards as required by our business.
Provide strategic security and risk guidance for IT projects, including the evaluation and recommendation of technical controls.
Partnering with Corporate Privacy, specify the technical systems to support the security controls defined for the corporation.
Manage project plans and timelines to implement the technical systems.
Specify the security controls for corporate security as well as our software-as-a-service offering.
Coordinate information security and risk management projects with resources from the IT organization and business department teams.
Create and manage a unified and flexible control framework to integrate and normalize the wide variety and ever-changing requirements resulting from global laws, standards and regulations.
Ensure that security programs are in compliance with relevant laws, regulations and policies to minimize or eliminate risk and audit findings.
Liaise among the information security team and corporate compliance, audit, legal and HR management teams as required.
Define and facilitate the information security risk assessment process, including the reporting and oversight of treatment efforts to address negative findings.
Manage security incidents and events to protect corporate IT assets, including intellectual property, regulated data and the company's reputation.
Monitor the external threat environment for emerging threats, and advise relevant stakeholders on the appropriate courses of action.
Liaise with external agencies, such as law enforcement and other advisory bodies as necessary, to ensure that the organization maintains a strong security posture.
Facilitate a metrics and reporting framework to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the program, facilitate appropriate resource allocation, and increase the maturity of the security.
Understand and interact with related disciplines to ensure the consistent application of policies and standards across all technology projects, systems and services, including, but not limited to, privacy
Minimum of eight to 10 years of experience in a combination of risk management, information security and IT jobs. At least four must be in a senior leadership role.
Employment history must demonstrate increasing levels of responsibility.
Experience in the software-as-a-service and / or platform-as-a-service industries is preferred.
Experience establishing security programs for IT suppliers in regulated verticals, including telecommunications and financial services preferred.
Experience with FinTech is preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate security and risk-
related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences.
Proven track record and experience in developing information security policies and procedures, as well as successfully executing programs that meet the objectives of excellence in a dynamic environment.
Strong program and project management skills with a proven ability to define strategy and lead an organization from vision to implementation.
Broad knowledge of business process, including disaster recovery, business continuity and risk management.
Poise and ability to act calmly and competently in high-pressure, high-stress situations.
Must be a critical thinker, with strong problem-solving skills.
Exhibit excellent analytical skills, the ability to manage multiple projects under strict timelines, as well as the ability to work well in a demanding, dynamic environment and meet overall objectives.
Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams to achieve tactical and strategic goals.
Degree in a technology-related field, or equivalent work- or education-related experience.
Knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such as ISO / IEC 27001, ITIL, COBIT and ones from NIST.
Experience with contract and vendor negotiations.
High level of personal integrity, as well as the ability to professionally handle confidential matters, and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity.
High degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work with little supervision.