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Head of IT Security (CISSP, CISM, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS)

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Recruiter: Michael Page
Listed on: 12th November 2019
Location: Cheshire
Salary/Rate: £70000 - £110000
Type: Permanent

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Head of IT Security (Information Security) A newly created role of Head of IT Security for an ambitious and growing organisation in Cheshire. This role would suit someone who has excellent leadership qualities and strong subject matter expertise across all areas of security. The role will offer full autonomy for security stratgey for a business that is going through significant transformation and change.Client DetailsWe have been retained by our client to help them appoint a Head of Information Security role. The company is in early stages of a major transformation journey to create the next generation of products and solutions for their customers and you work closely with the technology teams to guide and assure application of security principles into projects. The role is commutable from both Liverpool and Manchester, with great transport links to the M62 / M6 and rail station.DescriptionThe main purposes of the role is to develop and maintain IT Security policies and to provide early guidance to all IT projects to help the business grow.The Head of IT Seucrity will also advise on compliance with regulation & legislation, and highlight any weaknesses or potential failures in IT Security.Your role will include;Being an experienced leader capable of shaping and then driving performance of the Information Security function.
being instrumental in advising the business to ensure delivery of secure developments within the software delivery team.
Refreshing the security framework in use within the department and work closely with the Architecture, Application Delivery and Service functions to guide and assure application of security principles into projects.
Providing direction and guidance on Information Security matters as part of the leadership team, working closely with peers to ensure that security is built into everything we do as a departments.Helping the business through its maturation period as the departments continue to grow and the suite of products opens new avenues of business that will impact security. ProfileIn this role, you will have full autonomy for shaping and driving the strategy and performance of the information security function.To be considered for the role you will need to meet the following criteria;Strong IT Security knowledge, and ability to balance business objectives with information security. Demonstrable leadership experience with a track record in building relationships with the business and leadership team.Expertise across the whole IT security spectrum (Software, Servers, Infrastructure, Networks) ISO 27001 knowledge. PCI DSS knowledge would be advantageousUnderstanding of OWASP Top Ten vulnerabilities is a preference Professional certification (CISSP/CISM/ISO 27001 Lead implementer or similar)This is a truly empowered role that is critical to the success of the department and requires leadership and management skills, strong communication and stakeholder managementJob OfferBase salary is negotiable, with a generous package on top including £6,000 car allowance, 25 days holiday, up to 30% bonus, private medical insurance, life assurance and income protection.This is the perfect opportunity for someone who is looking for their first role in the financial services sector, or looking to move from a small to medium size business.