Chief Information Security Officer

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  • Location

    Warrington, Cheshire

  • Sector:

    Cyber Security

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  • Salary:

    £529.77 - £700 per day

  • Contact:

    Samantha Clinch

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months +

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Chief Information Security Officer - Warrington - 6 Months +

Reporting into the Head of Technology and Digital Change, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) heads up the Cyber Security and Information Assurance (CS&IA) team.

The team will embed CS&IA principles within the business, balancing the need to implement appropriate controls alongside a desire to support the business in its growth strategy.

* Lead and manage the CS&IA Team
* Hold responsibility for the company's information and data security
* Be an advocate for CS&IA within the business and wider industry and initiate/support new business opportunities
* Represent the business at all appropriate industry, government and general CS&IA forums, committees and conferences
* Coordinate with other Security personnel as required, and provide support to Security Liaison Officers and Information Asset Owners
* Develop and maintain the CS&IA Strategy, Governance and Plan
* Ensure CS&IA Aims and Objectives are aligned to those of the Technology & Digital Change Department and the wider business
* Provide advice to business units on the secure design of solutions and projects
* Ensure that CS&IA controls within new projects are proportionate, appropriate, cost effective and effective
* Ensure that the business is compliant with all CS&IA requirements of applicable legislation
* Ensure that the business maintains certification to ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials
* Provide assurance to the Senior Information Risk Owner and wider Executive Management Team on the status of the CS&IA controls
* Assure the delivery of CS&IA security controls (personnel, physical, procedural and technical) within the business and the supply chain
* Provide accreditation to systems within the limits of delegated risk
* Manage the Security Aspects Letter (SAL) process.
* Ensure that remedial actions are implemented in response to identified vulnerabilities
* Ensure that the business, and particularly CS&IA practitioners, are aware of emerging threats and vulnerabilities
* Develop and manage the CS&IA Risk Management Framework
* Ensure that appropriate CS&IA Awareness training is provided to all staff and contractors/agency support workers
* Lead the response to CS&IA incidents
* Ensure the functional delivery of security defensive monitoring by the contracted Security Operations Centre (SOC).
* Plan and exercise for CS&IA resilience
* Manage investigations into CS&IA breaches
* Undertake the role of Partner Security Officer for the FOXHOUND/ROSA network
* Act as Deputy Data Protection Officer with specific responsibility for the protection of personal data
* Undertake the role of Communications Security Officer (ComSyO).

* Possess an extensive breadth and depth of knowledge and know how across all aspects of Information Assurance, Cyber Security, Data Governance and Security
* Be an experienced CISO and Cyber Security and Information Assurance SMT member at equivalent medium to large enterprises and familiar with the challenges of Management, Operations and Strategic Planning
* Have the knowledge and experience to recommend, adopt, customise, integrate and apply industry standards and frameworks
* Have a demonstrable background in accredited environments and balancing business benefit and technology risk working close with Chief Architect and to develop appropriate risk balance cases and documentation
* Have strong communication and influencing skills and the ability to build relationships and influence senior stakeholders
* Have excellent planning and organisational skills
* Be qualified to at least degree level
* Have the ability to achieve SC clearance.

Chief Information Security Officer - Warrington - 6 Months +