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Group Security Information Officer

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Cape Town

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The role is responsible for identifying, evaluating and reporting on legal and regulatory, ICT, and cybersecurity risk to information and technology assets, while supporting and advancing business objectives  -  this is a strategic role. The Group ISO will report to the Group Chief Information Officer.
  • Relevant degree (e.g. BSc Informatics, BSc Computer Science, BCom Information Systems).
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a combination of risk management, information security and ICT positions.
  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification
  • Sound understanding of information security regulations (for example ISO27001 & ISO 27002) and compliance requirements.
  • Extensive working knowledge of a large-scale ICT environment that have a wide range of different technologies in a highly integrated technology landscape.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-moving ICT security threat landscape and keep pace with latest thinking and new security technologies.
  • Strong collaborative problem solving and analytical capability to manage numerous information sources and provide data analysis reports to senior and executive management.
  • Strong client focus with the ability to meet the demands of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate information security and risk-related concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholders at various hierarchical levels.
  • Ability to build business partnerships that help drives the ICT security strategy across an international group.
  • Develops and manages the Group’s information security strategy, policies, standards and architectures.
  • Drives an ongoing, proactive risk assessment program for all new and existing ICT systems.
  • Assesses The Company’s risk and security infrastructure and recommends solutions to ensure acceptable levels of risk in the organisation.
  • Develops Group level ICT risk profiles, ensures alignment with divisional ICT risk profiles and associated actions.
  • Manages vulnerabilities by directing periodic vulnerability scans of the Company’s ICT installations.
  • Performs security impact assessments on new ICT solutions/ architectures.
  • Delivers new security technology approaches and implement next generation solutions.
  • Ensures information security compliance and governance requirements are met to provide assurance to ICT Committee, to Group Exco and also the Audit and Risk Committee.
  • Drives security impact assessments in situations of business change and information technology related projects.

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