Role details

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

New York   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Global Head of Information Security

About Our Client

This is a C-level management position for a global client. You will be responsible for selecting, overseeing and provide leadership for any initiatives that concern the overall security of the business

Job Description


  • Appoint and guide a team of IT security experts
  • Create a strategic plan for the deployment of information security technologies and program enhancements
  • Supervise development of (and ensure compliance with) corporate security policies, standards and procedures
  • Integrate IT systems development with security policies and information protection strategies
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to establish an IT security risk management program
  • Audit existing systems and provide comprehensive risk assessments
  • Anticipate new security threats and stay-up-to-date with evolving infrastructures
  • Monitor security vulnerabilities, threats and events in network and host systems
  • Develop strategies to handle security incidents and coordinate investigative activities
  • Act as a focal point for IT security investigations and direct a full investigation with recommended courses of action
  • Prioritize and allocate security resources correctly and efficiently
  • Prepare financial forecasts for security operations and proper maintenance cover for security assets
  • Provide leadership, training opportunities and guidance to personnel
  • Work with senior management to ensure IT security protection policies are being implemented, reviewed, maintained and governed effectively
  • Spearhead education programs focused on user awareness and security compliance

The Successful Applicant

In addition to expert oral and communication skills, you will need to show evidence of organization, process-oriented thinking, strategic planning and creative attack. Interpersonal and negotiation skills are hugely favored to be successful in the role and as the CISO and must be able to interact and influence multiple stakeholders.

Other skills needed to be successful for this role are:

  • Practices and methods of IT strategy, enterprise architecture and security architecture
  • Security concepts related to DNS, routing, authentication, VPN, proxy services and DDOS mitigation technologies
  • ISO 27002, ITIL and COBIT frameworks
  • PCI, HIPAA, NIST, GLBA and SOX compliance assessments
  • Windows, UNIX and Linux operating systems
  • C, C++, C#, Java and/or PHP programming languages
  • Firewall and intrusion detection/prevention protocols
  • Secure coding practices, ethical hacking and threat modeling
  • TCP/IP, computer networking, routing and switching
  • Network security architecture development and definition
  • Knowledge of third party auditing and cloud risk assessment methodologies

What's on Offer

Competitive Base, Bonus and Benefits.

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