Chief Information Security Office / vCISO

Salary/Rate:£700 - £800 per day
Job type:Contract
Town/City:City of Edinburgh
County:Midlothian
Sector:IT
Job ref:17731
Post Date:05. 06. 2024
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About the Role

GSA Techsource is recruiting for a vCISO who will be working for a global organisation.

As the vCISO you will help the organisation to develop and manage its information security program.

The vCISO is expected to be able to present the organisations state of information security to an organisation’s board, executive team, auditors, or regulators.

You will help with the overall information security program including:

  • Information security planning and management activities
  • Organisational and management structure
  • Initiatives affecting information practices.
  • Security risk management activities
  • Evaluation of third parties with access to organisational data
  • Coordination of audits by regulators or customers

The successful candidate will be someone who can operate at the organisation and system architect level across the organisation infrastructure and security tooling.

Core accountabilities are:

  • Escalation points for technical changes which are non-compliant with existing ISMS.
  • Updating technical ISMS policies on change or at their mandated review cycle.
  • Reporting critical technical KPIs
  • Ensuring security requirements are embedded and managed throughout the V model.
  • Scoping of annual penetration testing and managing outcomes.
  • Working with IT to ensure Security tooling is continually tuned to manage emergent risks.
  • Accountable for managing security tooling to ensure it contains the organisational risk and reports KPIs.

Security architecture:

  • Impact Assess technical changes.
  • Act as an alternative for the head of technical security.
  • Provide advice for suitable security changes and requirements.
  • Scope penetration testing of new investments, major changes, and output management.
  • Document exceptions to the ISMS and make proposals for its update.

This is an exciting role as the company has diverged from a group business.

The role is inside IR35 and will be based for 3-4 weeks in Edinburgh and remote/hybrid thereafter. Initial duration is 6 months.

 



GSA Techsource Ltd operates as an Employment Agency when recruiting for permanent vacancies, and an Employment Business when recruiting for contract vacancies. All contract rates quoted are to Ltd companies.

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