Head of Cyber Security - Interim

£950 | United Kingdom | Contract
Posted 3 days ago

6 - 12 month Contract

Location - London & Somerset

Email - farhan.khan@interquestgroup.com

£700 - £900 a day

Responsible for the overall development and delivery of a comprehensive information security strategy to optimise the security posture and protection of Customers, Services and Information Systems.


- Establish and deliver annual and strategic cyber security and compliance goals, define security strategies, metrics, reporting mechanisms and program services; and creates maturity models and a roadmap for continual programme improvements

- Lead the development and implementation of effective and reasonable policies and practices to secure customers, systems and information.

- Lead efforts to internally assess, evaluate and make recommendations to senior management teams and committees regarding the adequacy of the security controls for the information and technology systems.

- Work with Internal Risk and Audit Teams, and outside consultants as appropriate on required security assessments and audits.

- Work with business unit leadership to build cohesive security and compliance programs to effectively address legislative and regulatory requirements (i.e. PCI DSS, GDP, PSD2)

- Keep abreast of security incidents and act as primary control point during significant information security incidents. Define and manage incident response playbooks, workshops, scenarios and convene the Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) as needed, or requested, in addressing and investigating security incidences that arise.

- Develop, implement and manage technical security standards, as well as a suite of security services and tools to address and mitigate security risk.

- Provide leadership, direction and guidance in assessing and evaluating information security risks and monitor compliance with security standards and appropriate policies (SANS, CIS, NIST, ISO27001, Cyber Essentials etc.)

- Mentor Security team members and implement professional development plans for all members of the team.

- Attend senior management and risk review meetings specifically reporting to the Data Protection & Security Committee on all security related matters on a regular basis


- Advise, Guide and Influence Senior Management Committees - Risk, Audit, Board (as required)

- Updates to Data Protection & Security Committee (6-8 weeks)

- Working with external auditors, assessors and providers to deliver compliance requirements

- Ongoing collaboration with IS and Business stakeholders

- Membership of external security peers and networks

- Line management of Information, Security Operations and Technical Security functions

- Management and assessment of resource availability and capability

- Develop and agree investment strategy and security improvement plans, budgets and targets for each financial year

For more information about this role, please contact:

Farhan Khan

0207 516 1217

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