Chief Information Security Officer

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  • Location

    Warrington, Cheshire

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    IT and Digital

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  • Contact:

    Samantha Clinch

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    3-6 Months

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Chief Information Security Officer - Warrington - 3-6 Months

The CISO is the champion of all aspects of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (CS&IA).

Responsibilities include:
* Lead and manage the CS&IA Team.
* Monitor the competence of personnel and contractors engaged in CS&IA roles.
* Be an evangelist 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 enhance internal relationships with the business on behalf of the CS&IA Team and the wider IT department.
* Develop and maintain the CS&IA Strategy and Plan.
* Ensure CS&IA Aims and Objectives are aligned to those of the IT Department and the wider business.
* Develop and maintain CS&IA governance.
* 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.

Skills & Experience Required:
* DV, or ability to attain DV clearance
* A credible security professional with 10 year's experience within information and cyber security
* ISO27001 Lead Auditor or Lead Implementer
* NCSC Certified Professional, Senior Practitioner, SIRA
* Recognised GDPR Practitioner Course
* Experience of securing cloud environments
* Experience of managing security
* Demonstrable security leadership experience
* Good communication skills
* Good problem solver
* Experience of managing security requirements through project lifecycles
* Management of accreditation activities
* Experience of working in a highly regulated environment

* Full Membership of IISP or Security Institute
* Post Graduate Degree in Information and Cyber Security discipline
* Recognised Cryptographic Materials Management Course
* Experience of securing operational technology
* Experience of delivering cyber security and information assurance within the civil nuclear industry
* Experience of managing security in the supply chain

Chief Information Security Officer - Warrington - 3-6 Months