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Information Security Officer - up to £65,000

  • Location: London, City of London
  • Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: MMO208730
  • Recruiter: Michael Moretti

Information Security Officer - up to £65,000

A leading Accountancy firm is looking to hire an Information Security Officer to be based out of its central London offices.

The main remit of the role will be to establish and coordinate information security governance, as well as monitor and enhance security efforts and practices for the organisation.

The ISO will also be responsible for evaluating the existing IT Security operations and drive forward the Information Security operation based on local and group requirements and obligations.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure that the Company's security policy is maintained in line with business requirements.
  • Drive an evolution of the firm's IT security policies to maintain best practice when compared to both industry peers and stakeholder expectations
  • Own the lifecycle of IT Security initiatives from inception and design through to completion and transition into business as usual. Track and demonstrate progress at all stages
  • Act as the subject matter expert on matters of security relating to legal and regulatory compliance
  • Where necessary ensure that processes are documented and communicated in language that is relevant and understandable to all audiences.
  • Deliver initiatives as needed and be in a position to demonstrate and track progress to stakeholders.
  • Co-ordinate response to security incidents and breaches to ensure any impact is contained and relevant information obtained to facilitate analysis and improvement plans.
  • Raise the profile of security within the organisation by being proactively involved with stakeholders and customers. Provide consultation and/or education as needed and drive the adoption of security as a value add / best practice.
  • Ensure key documents that record permissions and exceptions are maintained for review for example third party connectivity.
  • Facilitate the IT involvement in any external security audits.
  • Manage the risk of unavailability of services by ensuring that Disaster Recovery and Business continuity planning are considered as part of implementation and change, and that constant review and testing takes place to ensure solutions are effective and meet requirements.

Experience Requirements

  • A proven and demonstrable track record of a performing a similar Information Security role within a growing organisation
  • Experience of delivering IT Security solutions
  • Preferably two or more years of experience working with information security in a multi-office environment with cross-functional teams and enterprise programs
  • Ability to influence others to achieve results.
  • Experience with business continuity, risk management and incident management
  • Appropriate industry certifications, and experience with NIST and ISO standards is an advantage

This is a real opportunity to help shape and influence the Information Security landscape within a growing organisation, so please send your CV to Michael Moretti for immediate consideration.

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